Resort - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈzɔːrt|  American pronunciation of the word resort
Brit.  |rɪˈzɔːt|  British pronunciation of the word resort


- a hotel located in a resort area
- a frequently visited place (syn: hangout, haunt, repair)
- something or someone turned to for assistance or security (syn: recourse, refuge)
- act of turning to for assistance(syn: recourse, refuge)


- have recourse to(syn: recur)
- move, travel, or proceed toward some place (syn: repair)


Our first resort was to go to the police.

...the island port was once the resort of smugglers, pirates, and other unsavory characters...

You are my only / last resort.

A great resort of men of talents now flocked around him.

Poets sometimes resort to strange uses of the language.

We resorted to the hotel for some coffee.

Aspen, a ski resort in Colorado

Lagoon Reef is one of the best resort hotels.

an appeal to his uncle was his last resort

The government resorted to rationing meat

The vacation resort held a lot of social events.

...a private resort that allows vacationers to experience without let the joys of nudism...

The purpose of the new resort is to attract more tourists.

...the brochure images a vacation at the resort in language that makes you want to make a reservation this instant...

They were forced to resort to desperate measures.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: resort
he/she/it: resorts
present participle: resorting
past tense: resorted
past participle: resorted
singular: resort
plural: resorts
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