1.A place that is frequented for holidays or recreation or for a particular purpose.
‘a seaside resort '
‘a health resort'
‘Its growth and prosperity also depends on how accessible tourist resorts are to the leisure seekers.'
‘Although some villas in holiday resorts do appear to be priced very keenly, you will often find that they are only the size of a good one-bed apartment at home.'
‘Many holiday resorts are practically deserted on the West coast and some hotels have been forced to close down because of lack of visitors.'
2.The tendency of a place to be frequented by many people.
‘places of public resort'
‘The town is only in its infancy as a place of public resort, and, therefore, possesses few public buildings deserving of notice, the principal occupation having been to build houses and new streets, for the accommodation of new residents.'
‘According to the argument on the other side, streets leading to places of public resort are unprotected.'
‘In the earliest days the city gate is mentioned as the place of public resort, where people met for business and to discuss news.'
3.The action of resorting to a course of action in a difficult situation.
‘territorial questions must not be settled by resort to violence'
‘workers may regard an all-out strike as a measure of last resort'
‘It is the option of first recourse and of last resort.'
‘Imprisonment is, in this context, a remedy of last resort.'
‘Adoption is not an option of last resort; to regard it as such is a failure to understand the nature of adoption and its advantages for a child unable to live with his own family.'
4.A course of action that is resorted to.
‘her only resort is a private operation'
‘Cosmetic surgery, the last resort of those who cannot hold on to their youth and beauty through diet and exercise, is expanding exponentially.'
‘He underwent surgery last January to remove a bone spur on his left ankle, but surgery then was considered a last resort after several months of discomfort.'
‘But if this failed, surgery was the last resort in an effort to improve a sufferer's quality of life.'
‘In many ways they are a last resort after all other courses of action have failed.'
1.A course of action that is resorted to.
‘the duke was prepared to resort to force if negotiation failed'
2.Turn to and adopt (a course of action, especially an extreme or undesirable one) so as to resolve a difficult situation.
‘It is sad that such eminent judges who found themselves in some embarrassing situation had to resort to such tactics.'
‘As such, schools don't need to resort to mass quantitative testing, she said.'
‘The government has increasingly resorted to repressive measures.'
‘To resort to crime in a difficult situation, is weak.'
3.Go often or in large numbers to.
‘local authorities have a duty to provide adequate sites for gypsies ‘residing in or resorting to' their areas'
‘These matters are of considerable concern to residents and others resorting to the area.'
‘Since the duty relates to the provision of accommodation 'for gipsies residing in or resorting to' the area it is relevant to inquire whether the group visits regularly.'
‘In this respect, it is important to consider the manner of trade being proposed; the number and kinds of persons resorting to the area; the expectations of those persons in respect of access to liquor; and the extent to which other premises in the area can meet those expectations.'