Crossword clues for resort
- Nice is one
- Cannes is one
- Cannes or Acapulco
- Holiday haunt
- Atlantic City is one
- Vacation place
- Acapulco, e.g.
- Aspen, e.g.
- Sarasota or Saratoga
- It's sometimes last
- Saratoga Springs, e.g.
- This can be Cannes
- Getaway spot
- Catskills place
- Hot Springs, Va., e.g.
- Fire Island, e.g.
- Summer or last
- Saint-Tropez, e.g.
- Saint-Tropez is one
- Last place?
- Catalina, e.g.
- Lido, e.g.
- Vacation destination
- Hilton Head Island, for one
- Where you pay to play
- Martha's Vineyard, in the summer
- Vacation spot
- Cruise destination
- Building on the beach
- Pool locale
- Vacationer's destination
- Turn (to)
- Club Med, for one
- CancГєn, e.g.
- 59-Down, e.g.
- Something or someone turned to for assistance or security
- Act of turning to for assistance
- An area where many people go for recreation
- A frequently visited place
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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.]
To go; to repair; to betake one's self.
What men name resort to him?
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.
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.]
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.
A place to which one betakes himself habitually; a place of frequent assembly; a haunt.
Far from all resort of mirth.
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.
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.
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.