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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
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