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Resort Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    resort n
  1. a hotel located in a resort area [syn: resort hotel, holiday resort}]
  2. a frequently visited place [syn: haunt, hangout, repair, stamping ground]
  3. something or someone turned to for assistance or security; "his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying" [syn: recourse, refuge]
  4. act of turning to for assistance; "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort" [syn: recourse, refuge] v
  5. have recourse to; "The government resorted to rationing meat" [syn: fall back, recur]
  6. move, travel, or proceed toward some place; "He repaired to his cabin in the woods" [syn: repair]
Resort Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Resort \Re*sort"\ (r?*z?rt"), n. [Cf. F. ressort jurisdiction. See Resort, v.]
  1. The act of going to, or making application; a betaking one's self; the act of visiting or seeking; recourse; as, a place of popular resort; -- often figuratively; as, to have resort to force. Join with me to forbid him her resort. --Shak.
  2. A place to which one betakes himself habitually; a place of frequent assembly; a haunt. Far from all resort of mirth. --Milton.
  3. That to which one resorts or looks for help; resource; refuge. Last resort, ultimate means of relief; also, final tribunal; that from which there is no appeal.
Resort Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Resort \Re*sort"\ (r?*z?rt"), n. [F. ressort.] Active power or movement; spring. [A Gallicism] [Obs.] Some . . . know the resorts and falls of business that can not sink into the main of it. --Bacon.
Resort Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Resort \Re*sort"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Resorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Resorting.] [OF. resortir to withdraw, take refuge, F. ressortir to be in the jurisdiction, LL. resortire; pref. re-
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Resort'


A resort is a place used for relaxation or recreation, attracting visitors for holidays or vacations. Resorts are places, towns or sometimes commercial establishment operated by a single company. Such a self-contained resort attempts to provide for most of a vacationer's wants while remaining on the premises, such as food, drink, lodging, sports, entertainment, and shopping. The term "resort" sometimes is misused to identify a hotel that does not provide the other amenities required of a full resort. However, a hotel is frequently a central feature of a resort, such as the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island, Michigan. A resort is not merely a commercial establishment operated by a single company, although in the late twentieth century this sort of facility became more common.

Towns that contain resorts—or where tourism or vacationing is a major part of the local activity—are often called resort towns. Towns such as Sochi in Russia, Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt, Barizo of Spain, Cortina d'Ampezzo of Italy, Druskininkai of Lithuania, Nice or French Riviera of France or Newport, Rhode Island or St. Moritz, Switzerland, or larger regions, like the Adirondack Mountains or the Italian Riviera are well known resorts. The Walt Disney World Resort is a prominent example of a modern, self-contained commercial resort. Resorts exist throughout the world, increasingly attracting visitors from around the globe. Thailand, for instance, has become a popular destination. Resorts are especially prevalent in Central America and the Caribbean. Closely related to resorts are convention and large meeting sites. Generally these occur in cities where special meeting halls, together with ample accommodations as well as varied dining and entertainment are provided.

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* It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry. - H.L. Mencken

* We shall have lost something vital and beyond price on the day when the state denies us the right to resort to force... - Louis D. Brandeis

* Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative. - Oscar Wilde


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