Resort in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is resort a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word resort is a Scrabble US word. The word resort is worth 6 points in Scrabble:

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Is resort a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word resort is a Scrabble UK word and has 6 points:

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Is resort a Words With Friends word?

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Definitions and meaning of resort

resort

Etymology 1

From Middle English resorten, from Old French resortir (to fall back, return, resort, have recourse, appeal), back-formation from sortir (to go out).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹɨˈzɔ(ɹ)t/

Noun

resort (plural resorts)

  1. A place where people go for recreation, especially one with facilities such as lodgings, entertainment, and a relaxing environment.
  2. Recourse, refuge (something or someone turned to for safety).
    to have resort to violence
  3. (obsolete) A place where one goes habitually; a haunt.
Descendants
  • Japanese: リゾート (rizōto)
  • Portuguese: resort
  • Spanish: resort
Derived terms
  • Silverado Resort
Translations

Verb

resort (third-person singular simple present resorts, present participle resorting, simple past and past participle resorted)

  1. (intransitive) To have recourse (to), now especially from necessity or frustration.
    • (Can we date this quote by Clarendon and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      The king thought it time to resort to other counsels.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
      He resorted to his pint of wine for consolation, drank it all in a few minutes, and fell asleep on his arms, with his hair straggling over the table []
  2. (intransitive) To fall back; to revert.
    • (Can we date this quote by Sir M. Hale and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      The inheritance of the son never resorted to the mother, or to any of her ancestors.
  3. (intransitive) To make one's way, go (to).
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Matthew XIII:
      The same daye went Jesus out off the housse, and sat by the seesyde, and moch people resorted unto him, so gretly that he went and sat in a shyppe, and all the people stode on the shoore.
Derived terms
  • last resort
Translations

Etymology 2

re- +‎ sort

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɹiːˈsɔ(ɹ)t/

Verb

resort (third-person singular simple present resorts, present participle resorting, simple past and past participle resorted)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To repeat a sorting process; sort again.
Translations

Noun

resort (plural resorts)

  1. An act of sorting again.
    • 1991, Dr. Dobb's journal: software tools for the professional programmer, Volume 16:
      "If further sorting is required, begin anew with opcode = 0. opcode = -3 may be set to build an index file following an initial sort with opcode set to 0, or a resort with opcode set to -1.

Etymology 3

From French ressort.

Noun

resort (plural resorts)

  1. (obsolete) Active power or movement; spring.
    • (Can we date this quote by Francis Bacon and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Some [] know the resorts and falls of business that cannot sink into the main of it.

Further reading

  • resort in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • resort in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • resort at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • Storer, Torres, retros, roster, sorter, storer

Portuguese

Etymology

From English resort.

Noun

resort m (plural resorts)

  1. resort (a relaxing environment for people on vacation)

Spanish

Etymology

From English resort.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /reˈsort/, [reˈsort̪]

Noun

resort m (plural resorts)

  1. resort (place for vacation)

Source: wiktionary.org
  • relating to resorption.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)