The noun resort means "turning to something or someone else for assistance." You tried everything to figure out your math homework on your own, so asking your dad for help was your last resort.

Resort, pronounced "re-ZORT," is also a verb that means "to adopt a course of action to improve your situation." It's when you use that last resort: if you can't convince your mom to let you go rock-climbing, you will resort to begging. Resort also means a fancy hotel, usually in a very scenic location, or a place you go often — when your friends didn't know where you were, they checked your resorts: the gym and the park.

Primary Meanings of resort

have recourse to
act of turning to for assistance
a hotel located in a resort area
move, travel, or proceed toward some place
Full Definitions of resort

v have recourse to

“The government resorted to rationing meat”
fall back, recur
Type of:
apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize
put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

n act of turning to for assistance

“an appeal to his uncle was his last resort
recourse, refuge
Type of:
aid, assist, assistance, help
the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

n something or someone turned to for assistance or security

recourse, refuge
refuge from danger or observation
Type of:
a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed

n a hotel located in a resort area

holiday resort, resort hotel
dude ranch
a holiday resort offering ranch activities (riding and camping)
honeymoon resort
a resort that caters to newlyweds
ski resort
a resort with lodging and facilities for skiing
Type of:
a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services

n a frequently visited place

hangout, haunt, repair, stamping ground
gathering place
a favorite haunt where people gather
Type of:
area, country
a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)

v move, travel, or proceed toward some place

Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

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