resort

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English resorten, from Old French resortir (to fall back, return, resort, have recourse, appeal), back-formation from sortir (to go out).

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Noun[edit]

resort (plural resorts)

  1. A place where people go for recreation, especially one with facilities such as lodgings, entertainment, and a relaxing environment.
  2. Recourse, refuge (something or someone turned to for safety).
    to have resort to violence
    • Shakespeare
      Join with me to forbid him her resort.
  3. (obsolete) A place where one goes habitually; a haunt.
    • Milton
      far from all resort of mirth
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Verb[edit]

resort (third-person singular simple present resorts, present participle resorting, simple past and past participle resorted)

  1. To have recourse (to), now especially from necessity or frustration.
    • Clarendon
      The king thought it time to resort to other counsels.
    • 2012 January 1, Stephen Ledoux, “Behaviorism at 100”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, page 60: 
      Becoming more aware of the progress that scientists have made on behavioral fronts can reduce the risk that other natural scientists will resort to mystical agential accounts when they exceed the limits of their own disciplinary training.
  2. To fall back; to revert.
    • Sir M. Hale
      The inheritance of the son never resorted to the mother, or to any of her ancestors.
  3. To make one's way, go (to).
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Matthew XIII:
      The same daye went Jesus out off the housse, and sat by the seesyde, and moch people resorted unto him, so gretly that he went and sat in a shyppe, and all the people stode on the shoore.
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Etymology 2[edit]

re- +‎ sort

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌɹiːˈsɔ(ɹ)t/

Verb[edit]

resort (third-person singular simple present resorts, present participle resorting, simple past and past participle resorted)

  1. to repeat a sorting process; sort again
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resort (plural resorts)

  1. An act of sorting again.
    • 1991, Dr. Dobb's journal: software tools for the professional programmer, Volume 16:
      "If further sorting is required, begin anew with opcode = 0. opcode = -3 may be set to build an index file following an initial sort with opcode set to 0, or a resort with opcode set to -1.

Etymology 3[edit]

French ressort.

Noun[edit]

resort (plural resorts)

  1. (obsolete) Active power or movement; spring.
    • Francis Bacon
      Some [] know the resorts and falls of business that cannot sink into the main of it.

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resort m (plural resorts)

  1. resort (a relaxing environment for people on vacation)