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resort (n.)

late 14c., "that to which one has recourse for aid or assistance, source of comfort and solace," 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).

The meaning "place people go for recreation" is recorded by 1754. Phrase in the last resort "ultimately" (1670s) translates French en dernier ressort, originally a last court of legal appeals.

resort (v.)

c. 1400, resorten, "advance, proceed; come or go; return (to a subject or topic); go to (someone) for aid, turn to for protection, mercy, etc.," from Old French resortir "recourse, appeal" (Modern French ressortir), from resort "resource, a help, an aid" (see resort (n.)). Related: Resorted; resorting.

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Definitions of resort from WordNet
1
resort (n.)
a hotel located in a resort area;
Synonyms: resort hotel / holiday resort
resort (n.)
a frequently visited place;
Synonyms: haunt / hangout / repair / stamping ground
resort (n.)
something or someone turned to for assistance or security;
Synonyms: recourse / refuge
resort (n.)
act of turning to for assistance;
an appeal to his uncle was his last resort
Synonyms: recourse / refuge
2
resort (v.)
have recourse to;
The government resorted to rationing meat
Synonyms: fall back / recur
resort (v.)
move, travel, or proceed toward some place;
Synonyms: repair
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