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a beach resort
▪ This is one of the most popular beach resorts in Greece.
a fashionable resort/area/address etc
▪ He runs a fashionable restaurant near the Harbor.
a holiday resort (=a place with many hotels where a lot of people go on holiday)
▪ a holiday resort in Spain
resort to a tactic (=use a tactic because there is no other way to do something)
▪ Students resort to these tactics when they see no other way to address the problem.
resort to/use violence
▪ They were willing to resort to violence to achieve their ends.
seaside town/resort
▪ the popular seaside resort of Brighton
▪ Thus the mixture of people in the coastal resorts is different from that in the industrial towns.
▪ This was mainly rural farmland with a few market towns and small coastal resorts.
▪ Some of the inland villages stood still in time and were quiet and peaceful respites from the glamour of the coastal resorts.
▪ In the worst-case scenario, coastal resorts, ports and communities face disaster or vast expenditure on coastal protection works.
▪ Down Niddry Street stands the charming concert hall which was a fashionable resort in the eighteenth century.
▪ Darjeeling was a fashionable hill resort.
▪ From the fashionable Muskoka resorts of the 1920s to white water enthusiasts on the Ottawa River today.
▪ For a brief time, this nook of County Durham was quite a fashionable holiday resort among the health-conscious.
▪ Smaller stations, however, like that at the fashionable resort of Hua Hin, adopted a local multi-roofed pagoda style.
▪ As a final resort, ask your class teachers whether they have a spare copy to lend you.
▪ He can't afford to pay for a private nursing facility, and the County Home is a last resort.
▪ If your sleep apnea is not relieved by these devices, surgery may be suggested as a last resort.
▪ As a last resort they can take late-payers to the small claims court.
▪ The trouble with our praying is, we just do it as a means of last resort.
▪ It is, at best, a last resort.
▪ Only as a last resort does he employ them.
▪ Sooner or later some country will refuse to practice the prescribed domestic austerity necessary to satisfy the international lenders of last resort.
▪ It's a lively and cosmopolitan resort, which as well as being scenic, offers enormous potential to the sports enthusiast.
▪ Known for its high-spirited festivals and the local weaving trade, this lively resort has many restaurants and street stalls.
▪ Puerto del Carmen A modern and lively resort with plenty of bars, cafés and boutiques to browse through.
▪ Kirchberg One of the most popular resorts in this brochure, and it's not hard to see why.
▪ In summertime trains run as often as every ten minutes taking holiday-makers through to the popular resort.
▪ The popular sea-side resort of Brighton is 40 minutes away.
▪ Two traditionally popular resorts in the area are Bernkastel and Cochem.
▪ The popular seaside resort of Brighton with its flamboyant Royal Pavilion is 8 miles away.
▪ It is a very popular summer resort, with sea-water swimming pools in the rocks.
▪ Finikounda A new small specialist resort for windsurfers only, satisfactory for novices and ideal for intermediates.
▪ This was mainly rural farmland with a few market towns and small coastal resorts.
▪ Our resort areas are typical, but away from mass tourism.
▪ If you went to a resort area you could rent a KUHCHalayn instead of staying at an expensive hotel.
▪ There may therefore be substantial building work in the vicinity of your holiday accommodation or in the resort area generally.
▪ A timeshare development in a resort area needs to have sufficient facilities to attract visitors all the year round.
▪ Beardshaw and Morgan note the particular problem which letting for the holiday season creates in this popular resort area.
▪ Days 10-15 Mombasa 5 days in the glorious beach resort of Mombasa in the hotel of your choice.
▪ El Salvador has only one major beach resort.
▪ Days 12-15 Mombasa At leisure in your beach resort.
▪ From a tough neighbourhood, they spend their first summer playing a rich beach resort club.
▪ We stayed in the relaxed beach resort on the east coast of the island called Kamari.
▪ All are family run and stand in or very close to the resort centre.
▪ Set on the main road - 15 minutes walk from the resort centre, local buses stop nearby.
▪ The amenities of the resort centre are only a short walk away.
▪ The resort centre is 15 minutes walk away.
▪ It is also only a pleasant ten minutes walk from the resort centre of Sirmione.
▪ The resort centre is about half a mile away and it's only a 5 minute walk to the sandy beach.
▪ The suitcase might have signs on or pictures of a holiday resort to add effect.
▪ For a while, the plan worked splendidly and Cruden Bay was a smart holiday resort.
▪ Penzance, once a centre of smuggling, is now very much a holiday resort.
▪ Hastings began to try to get back to its pre-war holiday resort living.
▪ The hotel itself has 290 rooms in a tower block and is a complete holiday resort hotel.
▪ This is an all-round summer holiday resort with enough facilities to keep everybody happy.
▪ This town, is a bustling holiday resort with a large, busy harbour and a jam-packed beach.
▪ Following fast on its heels is Ko Samui, once a hippy paradise, now with several resort hotels.
▪ The target area was the coastal stretch between Alexandria and El Alamein, where resort hotels and luxury housing are developing.
▪ The hotel itself has 290 rooms in a tower block and is a complete holiday resort hotel.
▪ She concedes that her town was founded around a resort hotel.
▪ But now they have removed all the goodies, the resort hotel and golf course.
▪ Some employees of resort hotels are managers during the busy season and have other duties during the rest of the year.
▪ We last saw Kepesh, the son of Catskill Mountain resort operators, established in academia with one marriage behind him.
▪ On May 1st, all the players in the Yugoslav drama gathered at a seaside resort near Athens.
▪ Once each year George and Doris secretly meet in a quaint seaside resort, rekindling what has become a 25-year fling.
▪ The house is situated in the seaside resort of St. Anne's-on-Sea in Lancashire and is only a short walk from the beach.
▪ And at 3: 43, the place began looking like some seaside resort during an East Coast hurricane.
▪ From the top you could see right over the seaside resort out into the countryside beyond.
▪ For 51 weeks of the year there's nothing particularly funny about the Sussex seaside resort of Bognor Regis.
▪ The popular seaside resort of Brighton with its flamboyant Royal Pavilion is 8 miles away.
▪ Llandudno, a Victorian seaside resort.
▪ For lodging information, begin by calling the ski resort of your choice.
▪ Of course, we must not forget that these are ski resorts.
▪ The artery, which links ski resorts and casinos to the rest of Northern California, was reopened Jan. 17.
▪ Sadly, unscrupulous ski resorts might misuse the new polymer, surreptitiously dusting it on the slopes of their rivals.
▪ She reportedly works at a local ski resort and keeps a few horses.
▪ Father was a mountaineer; he made his fortune from the ski resorts on a mountain Grandfather had bought cheaply in Colorado.
▪ At most ski resorts, large and small, there has been a sharper focus on day-care facilities and staff.
▪ The first cover story for the airstrip was that a group of businessmen wanted to start up a tourist resort there.
▪ Mentioning their names, how may you describe the hierarchy of resort towns?
▪ Pegwell Bay, pleasure-beach adjacent to the resort town of Ramsgate, Kent.
▪ Shanklin, resort town on the Isle of Wight, scene of the Lammles' honeymoon.
▪ Mundesley in Norfolk was intended to be a new resort town in 1900 but never succeeded.
▪ Wolverton and Eastleigh have been discussed earlier. other resort towns came in the nineteenth century.
▪ Acapulco is one of Mexico's most popular resorts.
▪ Lift tickets at most ski resorts are about $30 to $40 a day.
▪ But there is a real danger that lucky resorts will be fully booked within hours of a good dump.
▪ In buildings of more than two storeys, wait for the fire brigade, and jump only as a last resort.
▪ It does not deal directly with possession of weapons, nor with the legitimacy of resort to war in the first place.
▪ Residential care should not be used as a last resort.
▪ That Government were able to carry through virtually all that legislation with hardly any resort to guillotine motions.
▪ This was not the resort of my dreams.
▪ We were joined there by George and Marion and we all went off to a skiing resort called Gargellen.
▪ When they run out of established holidays, resorts just make up their own.
▪ By the twentieth edition synthesis had become a well-established mechanism for allowing detailed specification without resorting to exceedingly lengthy schedules.
▪ So they had to resort to indirect tactics.
▪ Merrill felt that students resort to these tactics when they see no other way to address the problem.
▪ The Kremlin has consistently opposed their return, invoking security problems and resorting to delaying tactics.
▪ But Sunday afternoon, the demonstrators regained possession of the streets by resorting to their new tactic of creating gigantic traffic jams.
▪ Why should women resort to such devious tactics?
▪ With no help around, you may have to resort to another tactic - a risky one: going to ground.
▪ By turning to the Falangist component of the regime forces in this way, Franco was resorting to an old tactic.
▪ If all this fails, you may have to resort to another tactic.
▪ How can we deal with bullying without resorting to violence ourselves?
▪ Socrates finds satisfying, gut-wrenching answers to these and other universal questions without resorting to violence or to 911.
▪ There was evidence that passers-by were annoyed, and were on the verge of resorting to violence when the police intervened.
▪ Officials fear extremists on both sides may resort to violence to try to derail the redeployment.
▪ Coelenterates will resort to territorial squabbles in the aquarium just as they do in the wild.
▪ He thinks some states and cities will resort to pump-priming their economies with spending on things like roads, airports and waste-management.
▪ In 1981 the government had to resort to crash purchases of kerosene to meet shortages.
▪ Merrill felt that students resort to these tactics when they see no other way to address the problem.
▪ People become so desperate to make contact with beasts and fowl that they resort to going on nature trails.
▪ Socrates finds satisfying, gut-wrenching answers to these and other universal questions without resorting to violence or to 911.
▪ With high demand and continuing short supply, Schofield said vintners are resorting to other measures.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.


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- re- + L. sortiri to draw lots, obtain by lot, from sors lot. See Sort. The meaning is first to reobtain (by lot), then to gain by appeal to a higher court (as a law term), to appeal, go for protection or refuge.]

  1. To go; to repair; to betake one's self.

    What men name resort to him?

  2. To fall back; to revert. [Obs.]

    The inheritance of the son never resorted to the mother, or to any of her ancestors.
    --Sir M. Hale.

  3. To have recourse; to apply; to one's self for help, relief, or advantage.

    The king thought it time to resort to other counsels.


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.

  2. A place to which one betakes himself habitually; a place of frequent assembly; a haunt.

    Far from all resort of mirth.

  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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "that to which one has recourse for aid or assistance," from Old French resort "resource, a help, an aid, a remedy," back-formation from resortir "to resort," literally "to go out again," from re- "again" (see re-) + sortir "go out" (see sortie). Meaning "place people go for recreation" is first recorded 1754. Phrase in the last resort (1670s) translates French en dernier ressort, originally of legal appeals.


c.1400, "issue; come out again;" mid-15c., "to go to (someone) for aid," from Old French resortir, from resort (see resort (n.)). Related: Resorted; resorting.


Etymology 1 n. 1 A place where people go for recreation, especially one with facility such as lodging, entertainment, and a relaxing environment. 2 recourse, refuge (gloss: something or someone turned to for safety). 3 (context obsolete English) A place where one goes habitually; a haunt. vb. To have recourse (to), now especially from necessity or frustration. Etymology 2

n. An act of sorting again. vb. to repeat a sorting process; sort again Etymology 3

n. (context obsolete English) Active power or movement; spring.

  1. n. 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]

  5. v. 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]


In North American English, the term "resort" is used for a self-contained commercial establishment which 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 may be used to identify a hotel property that provides an array of amenities and typically includes entertainment and recreational activities. A hotel is frequently a central feature of a resort, such as the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island, Michigan. Some resorts are also timeshare or fractionally owned, or wholly owned condominium complexes. A resort is not always a commercial establishment operated by a single company, although in the late twentieth century this sort of facility became more common.

Resort (disambiguation)

A resort is a place used for relaxation or recreation, attracting visitors for holidays or vacations.

Resort may also refer to:

  • Resort Air, former name of Trans States Airlines
  • Resort Township, Michigan
  • Resort wear, a clothing style and a year-round "season" in the fashion industry.

Usage examples of "resort".

Not once do we see him resorting to miracle to prove his apostolate or to bolster up his ideas.

As there was a necessity for reconciling this stubborn fact with the theory, his followers have made up the deficiency by resorting to the tangential force, or, as Clairant proposed, by continuing the approximations to terms of a higher order, or to the square of the disturbing force.

Kundera resorts to ellipsis precisely in order to preserve the architectonic lightness and balance of such narrative and discursive complexity.

An example from each of three eminent authors has been taken to illustrate the worthlessness of a vast body of anthropologic material to which even the best writers resort.

Had I still been near the person of Napoleon I would most assuredly have resorted to an innocent artifice, which I had several times employed, and placed the work of Alfieri on his table open at the page I wished him to read.

He was forced to discard the Bushmasters and resort to his malletlike fists, slugging every Automaton that came within reach of his steely sinews.

Romero also suggested that there had been massive resorting and shifting of the beds in the barranca, making it possible that implements and animal bones from surface layers had become mixed into the lower levels of the cliff.

Blanquais-les-Galets, as Bernard learned the name of this unfashionable resort to be, was twenty miles from a railway, and the place wore an expression of unaffected rusticity.

Whereas Henthas could always be counted on to resort to lies, betrayal, and brutality, Numar relied on reason and persuasion.

Monroe street, Chicago, was at that time and for several years afterwards the scene of more billiard matches than any similar resort in the United States, it being the headquarters of the bookmaking fraternity as well as the billiardists from all sections of the country, and it is more than probable that larger sums of money changed hands over the result of the games that were played there during the winter of 1885 and 1886 than changed hands in any other hall in the country, the leading billiard rooms of Gotham not excepted.

Aargau, had accustomed itself to brigandage and resorted to it easily at home.

Greyne contented herself with daily letters, but latterly she had resorted to wires, explanatory, condemnatory, hortatory, and even comminatory.

He tried hypnotherapy again, with little effect, and as a last resort started to take five or six sleeping pills and drink two bottles of wine before going to bed.

He also reports the case of a distinguished musician who, by reason of hypospadias, had never impregnated his wife, and had resorted to injections of semen with a favorable result.

Wherever anything in the pure spatial adjacency of physical things remains inexplicable, resort is had to hypothetical pictures whose content consists once more of nothing but spatially extended and spatially adjacent items.