A going or turning for help, support, etc.; recourse: to have resort to relatives, origin of resort, mE resort Idioms as a last resort as the last available means resort intransitive verb resorted, resorting, resorts.The number of cases of women who resort to violence to be set free is an indication of the problem, she says.Please wait while we complete your request.

One for rest or recreation, as on a vacation a frequent, customary, or general going, gathering together, or visiting: a place of general resort a person or thing that one goes or turns to for help, support, etc.Historical Examples of resort They have been and are the chief criminals, and no camouflage to which they may resort will save them.Online Etymology Dictionary, 2010 Douglas Harper Idioms and Phrases with resort resort see last resort.

To go, especially customarily or frequently; repair: The whale-bone whales can at last resort to their Polar citadels ( Herman Melville ) noun A place frequented by people for relaxation or recreation: a ski resort.When a people really means to do something, it must resort to democracy.