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Definition of "resource" []

  • Something that can be used for support or help: The local library is a valuable resource. (noun)
  • An available supply that can be drawn on when needed. Often used in the plural. (noun)
  • The ability to deal with a difficult or troublesome situation effectively; initiative: a person of resource. (noun)
  • Means that can be used to cope with a difficult situation. Often used in the plural: needed all my intellectual resources for the exam. (noun)
  • The total means available for economic and political development, such as mineral wealth, labor force, and armaments. (noun)
  • Capability, ingenuity, and initiative; quick-wittedness (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A source of economic wealth, esp of a country (mineral, land, labour, etc) or business enterprise (capital, equipment, personnel, etc) (noun)
  • A supply or source of aid or support; something resorted to in time of need (noun)
  • A means of doing something; expedient (noun)

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Use "resource" in a sentence
  • "In this press release, we use the term "resource potential" to describe the Company's internal estimates of volumes of oil and natural gas that are not classified as proved reserves but are potentially recoverable through exploratory drilling or additional drilling or recovery techniques."
  • "Although the Company's use in the July 14, 2011 press release of the term "resource potential" is permitted under United States securities laws, such disclosure differs from the disclosure permitted under Canadian law."
  • "It appears that the main resource from the moon would be rocket fuel and scientific research of unknown value."