resource

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Borrowed from Middle French ressource, from Old French resourse, resource (a source, spring), from Old French resourdre, from Latin resurgere (to rise again, spring up anew). See resourd, resurgent, source.

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resource (plural resources)

  1. Something that one uses to achieve an objective, e.g. raw materials or personnel.
  2. A person's capacity to deal with difficulty.
    a man/woman of resource
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 17, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      This time was most dreadful for Lilian. Thrown on her own resources and almost penniless, she maintained herself and paid the rent of a wretched room near the hospital by working as a charwoman, sempstress, anything. In a moment she had dropped to the level of a casual labourer.

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resource (third-person singular simple present resources, present participle resourcing, simple past and past participle resourced)

  1. To supply with resources.
    • 1999, Keith Ballard, Inclusive Education[1], →ISBN, page 160:
      All children receive it and, for the most part, do so in institutions that are approved by the state and, to a greater or lesser extent, resourced by the state.

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Etymology[edit]

From the past participle of the verb resourdre, itself from Latin resurgō.

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resource f (oblique plural resources, nominative singular resource, nominative plural resources)

  1. act of raising

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