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re·source

 (rē′sôrs′, -zôrs′, rĭ-sôrs′, -zôrs′)
n.
1. Something that is available for use or that can be used for support or help: The local library is a valuable resource.
2. often resources An available supply, especially of money, that can be drawn on when needed.
3. The ability to deal with a difficult or troublesome situation effectively; resourcefulness: a person of resource.
4. A means that can be used to cope with a difficult situation; an expedient: needed all my intellectual resources for the exam.
5.
a. resources The total means available for economic and political development, such as mineral wealth, labor force, and armaments.
b. resources The total means available to a company for increasing production or profit, including plant, labor, and raw material; assets.
c. Such means considered individually.

[Obsolete French, from Old French, from feminine past participle of resourdre, to rise again, from Latin resurgere : re-, re- + surgere, to rise; see surge.]

resource

(rɪˈzɔːs; -ˈsɔːs)
n
1. capability, ingenuity, and initiative; quick-wittedness: a man of resource.
2. (often plural) a source of economic wealth, esp of a country (mineral, land, labour, etc) or business enterprise (capital, equipment, personnel, etc)
3. a supply or source of aid or support; something resorted to in time of need
4. a means of doing something; expedient
[C17: from Old French ressourse relief, from resourdre to rise again, from Latin resurgere, from re- + surgere to rise]
reˈsourceless adj
reˈsourcelessness n

re•source

(ˈri sɔrs, -soʊrs, -zɔrs, -zoʊrs; rɪˈsɔrs, -ˈsoʊrs, -ˈzɔrs, -ˈzoʊrs)

n.
1. a source of supply, support, or aid, esp. one that can be readily drawn upon when needed: a natural resource; a commercial resource.
2. resources, the collective wealth of a country or its means of producing wealth.
3. Usu., resources. money, or any property that can be converted into money; assets.
4. Often, resources. an available means afforded by the mind or one's personal capabilities: to have resource against loneliness.
5. an action or measure to which one may have recourse in an emergency; expedient.
6. capability in dealing with a situation or in meeting difficulties: a woman of resource.
[1640–50; < French ressource, Old French ressourse, n. use of feminine past participle of resourdre to rise up < Latin resurgere=re- re- + surgere to rise up, lift]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.resource - available source of wealthresource - available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed
assets - anything of material value or usefulness that is owned by a person or company
natural resource, natural resources - resources (actual and potential) supplied by nature
labor resources - resources of available manpower
bread and butter, keep, livelihood, sustenance, living, support - the financial means whereby one lives; "each child was expected to pay for their keep"; "he applied to the state for support"; "he could no longer earn his own livelihood"
financial backing, financial support, funding, backing, support - financial resources provided to make some project possible; "the foundation provided support for the experiment"
ways and means - resources available to meet expenses (especially legislation for raising revenue for a government)
2.resource - a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed; "the local library is a valuable resource"
asset, plus - a useful or valuable quality
aid, assistance, help - a resource; "visual aids in teaching"
recourse, refuge, resort - something or someone turned to for assistance or security; "his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying"
resourcefulness - the quality of being able to cope with a difficult situation; "a man of great resourcefulness"
inner resource - a resource provided by the mind or one's personal capabilities; "to have an inner resource against loneliness"
3.resource - the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems; "a man of resource"
cleverness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, inventiveness - the power of creative imagination
armory, armoury, inventory - a collection of resources; "he dipped into his intellectual armory to find an answer"

resource

noun
1. supply, fund, source, reserve, pool, reservoir, stockpile, hoard a great resource of teaching materials
2. facility, help, service, benefit, aid, advantage The directory is a valuable resource.
3. means, course, resort, device, expedient The only resource left to allay her husband's pain was opium.
plural noun
1. funds, means, holdings, money, capital, wherewithal, riches, materials, assets, wealth, property They do not have the resources to feed themselves properly.
2. reserves, supplies, stores, stocks We are overpopulated, straining the earth's resources.

resource

noun
1. That to which one turns for help when in desperation:
2. The ability and the means to meet situations effectively.Often used in plural:
3. All things, such as money, property, or goods, having economic value.Used in plural:
asset (used in plural), capital, fortune, mean (used in plural), wealth, wherewithal.
Translations
مَوارِد طَبيعِيَّهمَوْرِدوَسيلَه، مَصْدَر، أموالوَسيلَه، مَلاذ، قُدْرَه
zdrojzdrojenápaditostprostředkyzásoba
ressourceresursemiddel
resurssivoimavara
resurs
erõforráskincsek
auîlindirúrræîiúrræîi; efni; forîi
資源
자원
ištekliairesursai
atjautībadabas bagātībasizdomakrājumilīdzekļi
bronfaciliteithulpbronhulpmiddelressource
nápaditosť
resurs
ทรัพยากร
kaynakkaynaklarzenginliklerzorlukları aşma yeteneği
nguồn lực

resource

[rɪˈsɔːs]
A. N
1. (= expedient) → recurso m, expediente m
2. resources (= wealth, goods) → recursos mpl
financial resourcesrecursos mpl financieros
natural resourcesrecursos mpl naturales
to be at the end of one's resourceshaber agotado sus recursos
to leave sb to his own resources (fig) → dejar que algn se apañe como pueda
those resources are as yet untappedesos recursos quedan todavía sin explotar
3. (= resourcefulness) → inventiva f
B. VTproveer fondos para
we are resourced by Pentosnuestra fuente de fondos es Pentos
they are generously resourcedson tratados generosamente en cuanto a la provisión de fondos
an inadequately resourced projectun proyecto insuficientemente financiado

resource

[rɪˈzɔːrs]
n
(= source of wealth) → ressource f
natural resources → ressources naturelles
energy resources → ressources en énergie
(= source of information, help, support) → ressource f
The Internet can be a useful resource → Internet peut être une ressource utile.
a teaching resource → une ressource pédagogique
(= asset) → ressource f
Being a workaholic robs a person of his most valuable resource - time → Être accro du travail prive les gens de leur plus précieuse ressource: le temps.
modif [centre, room] → de ressources
resources npl
(= money) → ressources fpl
They didn't have the resources to send him to private school → Ils n'avaient pas les ressources suffisantes pour l'envoyer dans une école privée.
(= personal qualities) → ressources fpl
inner resources → ressources intérieures
to leave sb to their own resources → livrer qn à lui-même (or elle-même)

resource

n resources pl (= wealth, supplies, money etc)Mittel pl, → Ressourcen pl; financial resourcesGeldmittel pl; mineral resourcesBodenschätze pl; natural resourcesNaturschätze pl; human resources (= workforce)Arbeitskräfte pl; resources in men and materialsReserven plan Menschen und Material; he has no inner resourceser weiß sich (dat)nie zu helfen; he has no resources against boredomer weiß sich (dat)gegen Langeweile nicht zu helfen; left to his own resourcessich (dat)selbst überlassen
(= expedient)Ausweg m, → Mittel nt; as a last resourceals letzter Ausweg; you are my last resourcedu bist meine letzte Rettung
vt (Brit) projectmit den nötigen Mitteln or Ressourcen versorgen, finanzieren; (with personnel) → personell ausstatten

resource

[rɪˈsɔːs] n (asset) → risorsa resources npl (wealth) → mezzi mpl
natural resources → risorse naturali

resource

(rəˈzoːs) , ((American) ˈri:zo:rs) noun
1. (usually in plural) something that gives help, support etc when needed; a supply; a means. We have used up all our resources; We haven't the resources at this school for teaching handicapped children.
2. (usually in plural) the wealth of a country, or the supply of materials etc which bring this wealth. This country is rich in natural resources.
3. the ability to find ways of solving difficulties. He is full of resource.
reˈsourceful adjective
good at finding ways of solving difficulties, problems etc.
reˈsourcefully adverb
reˈsourcefulness noun

resource

مَوْرِد zdroje ressource Mittel πόρος recurso resurssi ressource resurs risorsa 資源 자원 rijkdommen ressurs zasób recurso ресурс resurs ทรัพยากร kaynak nguồn lực 资源

resource

n. recurso, medio.

resource

n recurso
References in classic literature ?
If these remarks have any foundation, that state of things which will best enable us to improve and extend so valuable a resource must be best adapted to our political welfare.
Yes, I shall pay, if, as I hope, my vessel arrives safely; for its arrival will again procure me the credit which the numerous accidents, of which I have been the victim, have deprived me; but if the Pharaon should be lost, and this last resource be gone" -- the poor man's eyes filled with tears.
That situation consists in the best possible state of defense, and necessarily depends on the government, the arms, and the resources of the country.
And to make this quite clear I say that I consider those who are able to support themselves by their own resources who can, either by abundance of men or money, raise a sufficient army to join battle against any one who comes to attack them; and I consider those always to have need of others who cannot show themselves against the enemy in the field, but are forced to defend themselves by sheltering behind walls.
His capital and resources had by this time greatly augmented, and he had risen from small beginnings to take his place among the first merchants and financiers of the country.
It will be time enough then to begin to muster our resources to meet it.
The United States is a capitalist country that has developed its resources.
All she now wants is teaching and practice, to make her sure of her own resources.
Plan of the Salt Lake expedition Great sandy deserts Sufferings from thirst Ogden's River Trails and smoke of lurking savages Thefts at night A trapper's revenge Alarms of a guilty conscience A murderous victory Californian mountains Plains along the Pacific Arrival at Monterey Account of the place and neighborhood Lower California Its extent The Peninsula Soil Climate Production Its settlements by the Jesuits Their sway over the Indians Their expulsion Ruins of a missionary establishment Sublime scenery Upper California Missions Their power and policy Resources of the country Designs of foreign nations
The news of my being free on bail drove Sir Percival, as I believe, to his last resources.
The Ox took under his patronage the next term of life, and therefore man in his middle age is fond of work, devoted to labor, and resolute to amass wealth and to husband his resources.
THE Head Rifler of an insolvent bank, learning that it was about to be visited by the official Noser into Things, placed his own personal note for a large amount among its resources, and, gaily touching his guitar, awaited the inspection.