Definition of "resort" [re•sort]

  • To have recourse: The government resorted to censorship of the press. (verb-intransitive)
  • To go customarily or frequently; repair. (verb-intransitive)
  • A place frequented by people for relaxation or recreation: a ski resort. (noun)
  • A customary or frequent going or gathering: a popular place of resort. (noun)
  • The act of turning to for aid or relief; recourse: raised the money without resort to borrowing. (noun)

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Use "resort" in a sentence
  • "And I think the resort is about 25% overpriced, considering the worn-down state of the place and the fact you can get a two-night package at the definitely more upmarket Avillion in Port Dickson (also not really PD, but a dozen kilometres south) from about RM800 as well."
  • ""That's what I called the resort when we opened in 2004.""
  • "There's an old joke about people complaining that the food at a resort is almost inedible, and what's more, the servings are too small."