WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
- a source of supply, support, or aid, esp. one held in reserve:[countable]She is an important resource in the college because she knows how to solve so many different problems.
- the source of wealth of a country:[countable]rich in natural resources.
- Usually, resources. [plural] money or assets:What resources do you have to be able to afford such a house?
- capability in dealing with a situation:[uncountable]a woman of resource.
- a source of supply, support, or aid, esp. one that can be readily drawn upon when needed.
- resources, the collective wealth of a country or its means of producing wealth.
- Usually, resources. money, or any property that can be converted into money;
- Often, resources. an available means afforded by the mind or one's personal capabilities:to have resource against loneliness.
- an action or measure to which one may have recourse in an emergency;
- capability in dealing with a situation or in meeting difficulties:a woman of resource.
- Latin resurgere, equivalent. to re- re- + surgere to rise up, lift; see resurge, source
- French ressource, Old French ressourse, noun, nominal derivative of resourdre to rise up
- 1, 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged resort.
- 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged means, contrivance, shift.
- 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged inventiveness, adapability, ingenuity, cleverness.