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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɹɨˈzɔ(ɹ)t/
  • (file)

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
  3. (obsolete) A place where one goes habitually; a haunt.
Descendants[edit]
  • Japanese: リゾート (rizōto)
  • Portuguese: resort
  • Spanish: resort
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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (intransitive) To have recourse (to), now especially from necessity or frustration.
  2. (intransitive) To fall back; to revert.
    • 1713, Matthew Hale, The History of the Common Law of England
      The inheritance of the son never resorted to the mother, or to any of her ancestors.
    • 2020 December 2, Paul Bigland, “My weirdest and wackiest Rover yet”, in Rail, page 65:
      I eschew the idea of plugging in my laptop to take notes and resort to old-fashioned pen and paper instead, so that I can enjoy more of the view and not be distracted by bashing a keyboard.
  3. (intransitive) 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

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To repeat a sorting process; sort again.
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Noun[edit]

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]

From French ressort.

Noun[edit]

resort (plural resorts)

  1. (obsolete) Active power or movement; spring.
    • 1625, Francis Bacon, Of Cunning
      Some [] know the resorts and falls of business that cannot sink into the main of it.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English resort.

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Noun[edit]

resort n (plural resorts)

  1. A resort (place with recreational environment for holidays).

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From French ressort.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

resort m inan

  1. government department
    Synonym: ministerstwo
  2. (colloquial) jurisdiction (power or right to exercise authority)
    Synonym: kompetencje

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Further reading[edit]

  • resort in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • resort in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English resort.

Noun[edit]

resort m (plural resorts)

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

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English resort.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /reˈsoɾt/, [reˈsoɾt̪]

Noun[edit]

resort m (plural resorts)

  1. resort (place for vacation)