Definitions for: Resource

[n] a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed; "the local library is a valuable resource"
[n] the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems; "a man of resource"
[n] available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed

Webster (1913) Definition: Re*source" (r?*s?rs"), n. [F. ressource, fr. OF.
ressourdre, resourdre, to spring forth or up again; pref. re-
re- + sourdre to spring forth. See Source.]
1. That to which one resorts orr on which one depends for
supply or support; means of overcoming a difficulty;
resort; expedient.

Threat'nings mixed with prayers, his last resource.

2. pl. Pecuniary means; funds; money, or any property that
can be converted into supplies; available means or
capabilities of any kind.

Scotland by no means escaped the fate ordained for
every country which is connected, but not
incorporated, with another country of greater
resources. --Macaulay.

Syn: Expedient; resort; means; contrivance.

Synonyms: imagination, resourcefulness

See Also: aid, armory, armoury, asset, assets, assistance, backing, bread and butter, cleverness, financial backing, financial support, funding, help, ingeniousness, ingenuity, inner resources, inventiveness, inventory, keep, labor resources, livelihood, living, natural resource, natural resources, plus, recourse, refuge, resort, resourcefulness, support, sustenance

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