resort has definitions from the field of housing
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[ verb ] have recourse to

Synonyms

recur fall_back

Examples

"The government resorted to rationing meat"

Used in print

(The Christian Science Monitor...)

The two cities have the examples of Little_Rock and New_Orleans to hold_up as warnings against resorting to violence to try to stop the processes of desegregation .

(The Philadelphia Inquirer,...)

That is why the United_Nations was formed so_that intelligent men with good intentions from all countries could meet and solve problems without resorting to war .

(Perry Miller "Theodore Parker: Apostasy within Liberalism"...)

The fact is incontestable : that liberal world of Unitarian_Boston was narrow-minded , intellectually sterile , smug , afraid_of the logical consequences of its own mild ventures into iconoclasm , and quite prepared to resort to hysterical repressions when its brittle foundations were threatened .

(Glenn Infield, "America's Secret Poison Gas Tragedy"...)

I state categorically that we shall under no circumstances resort to the use of such weapons unless they are first used by our enemies '' .

(Richard B. Morris, "Seven Who Set Our Destiny"...)

While he was handling the multi-million-dollar funding operations of the Government he had_to resort to borrowing small sums from friends .

Related terms

use recourse

2
[ noun ] an area where many people go for recreation

Used in print

(Sports Age, 24:9...)

And even if they stay in resorts part of the time , they might , if the right salesman gets them in tow , develop a yearning to spice the usual vacation fare with a camping trip into the wide open spaces .

3
[ noun ] (housing) a hotel located in a resort area

Related terms

hotel ski_resort dude_ranch

4
[ noun ] something or someone turned to for assistance or security

Synonyms

refuge recourse

Examples

: "his only recourse was the police" "took refuge in lying"

Related terms

resource shadow fall_back

5
[ noun ] a frequently visited place

Related terms

area gathering_place repair

6
[ verb ] move, travel, or proceed toward some place

Synonyms

repair

Examples

"He repaired to his cabin in the woods"

Related terms

travel holiday_resort

7
[ noun ] act of turning to for assistance

Synonyms

recourse refuge

Examples

: "have recourse to the courts" "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"

Related terms

aid fall_back

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