Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of resort | Another word for resort | What is resort?

Definition 1: act of turning to for assistance - [noun denoting act]

Samples where resort or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for resort in the sense of this definition

(resort is a kind of ...) the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

"he gave me an assist with the housework" "could not walk without assistance" "rescue party went to their aid" "offered his help in unloading"

Definition 2: something or someone turned to for assistance or security - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where resort or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his only recourse was the police
  • took refuge in lying

Synonyms for resort in the sense of this definition

(resort is a kind of ...) a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed

"the local library is a valuable resource"

(... is a kind of resort ) refuge from danger or observation

"he felt secure in his father's shadow"

Definition 3: a hotel located in a resort area - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for resort in the sense of this definition

(resort is a kind of ...) a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services

(... is a kind of resort ) a holiday resort offering ranch activities (riding and camping)

(... is a kind of resort ) a resort that caters to newlyweds

"Niagra Falls is a well-known honeymoon resort"

(... is a kind of resort ) a resort with lodging and facilities for skiing

(... is part of resort) an area where many people go for recreation

Definition 4: a frequently visited place - [noun denoting location]

Synonyms for resort in the sense of this definition

(resort is a kind of ...) a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)

"it was a mountainous area" "Bible country"

(... is a kind of resort ) a favorite haunt where people gather

Definition 5: move, travel, or proceed toward some place - [verb of motion]

Samples where resort or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He repaired to his cabin in the woods

Synonyms for resort in the sense of this definition

(resort is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

Samples where resort or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The government resorted to rationing meat

Synonyms for resort in the sense of this definition

(resort is a kind of ...) put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose

"use your head!" "we only use Spanish at home" "I can't use this tool" "Apply a magnetic field here" "This thinking was applied to many projects" "How do you utilize this tool?" "I apply this rule to get good results" "use the plastic bags to store the food" "He doesn't know how to use a computer"

More words

Another word for resorption

Another word for resorcinolphthalein

Another word for resorcinol

Another word for resorb

Another word for resonator

Another word for resort area

Another word for resort hotel

Another word for resound

Another word for resounding

Another word for resoundingly


Other word for resoundingly

resoundingly meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce resoundingly