Resource
Resource 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. [1913 Webster]

Threat'nings mixed with prayers, his last resource. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. pl. Pecuniary means; funds; money, or any property that can be converted into supplies; available means or capabilities of any kind. [1913 Webster]

Scotland by no means escaped the fate ordained for every country which is connected, but not incorporated, with another country of greater resources. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Expedient; resort; means; contrivance. [1913 Webster]


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