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)
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)t

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.
    • 1702–1704, Edward [Hyde, 1st] Earl of Clarendon, “(please specify |book=I to XVI)”, in The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Begun in the Year 1641. [], Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed at the Theater, published 1707, OCLC 937919305:
      The king thought it time to resort to other counsels.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
      He resorted to his pint of wine for consolation, drank it all in a few minutes, and fell asleep on his arms, with his hair straggling over the table []
    • 1959 November, G. H. Robin, “Railways to Helensburgh—a pre-electrification retrospect”, in Trains Illustrated, page 544:
      The North British Railway was always anxious to connect its line to Helensburgh Pier but the local residents would not permit their foreshore or promenade to be disfigured, so the company had to resort further east and on May 18, 1882, opened the railway pier and station at Craigendoran.
    • 2012 January 1, Stephen Ledoux, “Behaviorism at 100”, in American Scientist[1], 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. (intransitive) To fall back; to revert.
    • 1713, [Matthew Hale], “Touching the Course of Descents in England”, in The History of the Common Law of England: [], [London]: [] J[ohn] Nutt, assignee of Edw[ard] Sayer Esq; for J. Walthoe, [], OCLC 723462176, page 211:
      But the Inheritance of the Son never reſorted to the Mother, or to any of her Anceſtors, but both ſhe and they were totally excluded from the Succeſſion.
    • 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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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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Czech[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Ressort

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Noun[edit]

resort m inan

  1. province, department, section

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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]

Borrowed from French ressort.

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Noun[edit]

resort m inan

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

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

adjective

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)

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