Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Something that is available for use or that can be used for support or help.
  • noun An available supply, especially of money, that can be drawn on when needed.
  • noun The ability to deal with a difficult or troublesome situation effectively; resourcefulness.
  • noun A means that can be used to cope with a difficult situation; an expedient.
  • noun The total means available for economic and political development, such as mineral wealth, labor force, and armaments.
  • noun The total means available to a company for increasing production or profit, including plant, labor, and raw material; assets.
  • noun Such means considered individually.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any source of aid or support; an expedient to which one may resort; means yet untried; resort.
  • noun plural Pecuniary means; funds; money or any property that can be converted into supplies; means of raising money or supplies.
  • noun plural Available means or capabilities of any kind.
  • noun He always had the full command of all the resources of one of the most fertile minds that ever existed.
  • noun Synonyms Resort, etc. See expedient.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun That to which one resorts orr on which one depends for supply or support; means of overcoming a difficulty; resort; expedient.
  • noun Pecuniary means; funds; money, or any property that can be converted into supplies; available means or capabilities of any kind.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Something that one uses to achieve an objective, e.g. raw materials or personnel.
  • noun A person's capacity to deal with difficulty.
  • verb To supply with resources

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed
  • noun the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems
  • noun a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Obsolete French, from Old French, from feminine past participle of resourdre, to rise again, from Latin resurgere : re-, re- + surgere, to rise; see surge.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French resource ("a source, spring"), from Old French resourdre, from Latin resurgere ("to rise again, spring up anew"). See resourd, resurgent, source.

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  • "The key abstraction of information in REST is a resource. Any information that can be named can be a resource: a document or image, a temporal service (e.g. "today's weather in Los Angeles"), a collection of other resources, a non-virtual object (e.g. a person), and so on. In other words, any concept that might be the target of an author's hypertext reference must fit within the definition of a resource. A resource is a conceptual mapping to a set of entities, not the entity that corresponds to the mapping at any particular point in time." - Excerpt from Roy Fielding's dissertation on REST

    July 13, 2011