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 (rē′sôrs′, -zôrs′, rĭ-sôrs′, -zôrs′)
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.
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.]


(rɪˈzɔːsɪz; rɪˈsɔːsɪz)
pl n
1. (Economics) sources of economic wealth, esp of a country (mineral, land, labour, etc) or business enterprise (capital, equipment, personnel, etc). See also natural resources
2. financial means; money
3. formal personal qualities such as intelligence, imagination, etc


The forces, materiel, and other assets or capabilities apportioned or allocated to the commander of a unified or specified command.
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That situation consists in the best possible state of defense, and necessarily depends on the government, the arms, and the resources of the country.
He has several times been compelled to owe obligations to the pecuniary succors of other nations for the preservation of his essential interests, and is unable, upon the strength of his own resources, to sustain a long or continued war.
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.
By this means the end of the month was passed, but his resources were now exhausted.

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