• WordNet 3.6
    • n resource a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed "the local library is a valuable resource"
    • n resource the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems "a man of resource"
    • n resource available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Only female mosquitoes bite humans. Male mosquitoes live on natural liquids from plants and other resources
    • Resource 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 ."
    • Resource 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 ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n resource Any source of aid or support; an expedient to which one may resort; means yet untried; resort.
    • n resource plural Pecuniary means; funds; money or any property that can be converted into supplies; means of raising money or supplies.
    • n resource plural Available means or capabilities of any kind.
    • n resource He always had the full command of all the resources of one of the most fertile minds that ever existed.
    • n resource Synonyms Resort, etc. See expedient.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Resource re-sōrs′ a source of help: an expedient:
    • n Resource re-sōrs′ (pl.) means of raising money: means of any kind: funds
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  • Oscar Wilde
    “Action is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.”
  • Oscar Wilde
    “No, Ernest, don't talk about action. It is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “All the resources we need are in the mind”
  • Brouhours
    “People of genius whenever they are faced with misfortune find resources within themselves.”
  • Marquis De Vauvenargues
    “The greatest achievement of the human spirit is to live up to one's opportunities and make the most of one's resources.”
  • Marcia Wieder
    Marcia Wieder
    “What you seek, exists within you. Every resource you need is available to you.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. ressource, fr. OF. ressourdre, resourdre, to spring forth or up again; pref. re-, re- + sourdre, to spring forth. See Source
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. resourceresourdre—L. resurgĕre, to rise again.


In literature:

Its chief resources are diamond mines and grazing.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 5, August, 1915" by Various
In Indiana, Mr. Harrison's home State, no resource was left untried.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Endless resource must mean endless growth.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Its adaptability to the resources of the vocal societies of smaller cities has made it one of his most popular works.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
That is not charity, it is development of natural resources.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
He therefore pledged his own resources to Venice and attempted to collect allies by the appeal to the Cross.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
Read Mineral Resources of the United States on the foregoing subjects.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
The last was a man of great energy and resource.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Nevertheless, the war strained Hastings's resources.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
Finally, they differ in their resources.
"Colleges in America" by John Marshall Barker

In poetry:

He is gone away to battle,
He's always in high command;
As a man of vast resources,
Who is as the king's right hand.
"The Prince Of Anhalt Dessau" by Nora Pembroke
To claim resource from them whose own resource
Was pittance this you came here to do,
And give for what you gained
Your season of bright youth:
"A Saint" by Padraic Colum
NO haggling, princess pray, my word receive;
What could be done, her terror to relieve?
Above all law is might:—'twill take its course;
Entire submission is the last resource.
"The Princess Betrothed To The King Of Garba" by Jean de La Fontaine
Bills for carriages and horses,
Bills for wine and light cigar,
Matters that concern the Forces -
News that may affect the Forces -
News affecting my resources,
Much more interesting are!
"Tempora Mutantur" by William Schwenck Gilbert
It whirled the man across the street,
It banged him up against a railing,
It twined the ulster round his feet,
But all of this was unavailing:
For not without resource it found him:
He drew the ulster closer round him.
"The Impetuous Breeze And The Diplomatic Sun" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
No sorrow e'er disturbs the rest,
That dwells within the lonely grave;
Thou best resource, the wo-wrung breast
E'er ask'd of Heav'n, or Heav'n e'er gave!
Ah then, farewell, vain world, with joy
I die the happy Negro-boy!
"The Negro Boy" by James Henry Leigh Hunt

In news:

MEEGAN M REID / KITSAP SUN Jeff Petersen talks about the work that goes into refurbishing printer cartridges Wednesday at Olympic Printer Resources Inc of Kingston.
A resource for patients and families.
But it may be a part of the solution for many of us in high schools unable to keep up with the rising cost of textbooks and the aging of our own limited print resources.
A man on the prowl with a bow and arrow in Rose Hill Plantation was ticketed by S.C. Department of Natural Resources agents for hunting within 300 yards of a residence.
Feed the Pig is a fun one–with tons of tools, tips, a quiz and other resources.
Holland resource center looks to branch out , offer more social service entrepreneurship opportunities.
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.
Grand Opening For Brazos Valley Aging and Disability Resource Center.
Thursday marks the grand opening of the Brazos Valley Aging and Disability Resource Center, which will be from four to six at the Center for Regional Services on East 29th Street in Bryan.
Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
A few years back, David Kramer, CEO of Medical Broadcasting Company (MBC) reasoned that to take advantage of all the opportunities that lay before his firm, he would need more in the way of scale and resources.
Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources drains Brownsville pond.
Alpha Resources Loss Is Nat Gas' Gain.
Its closure leaves many without a resource for clean needles.

In science:

Here, we consider what other resources are required to implement conclusive teleportation.
Optimal conclusive teleportation of a d-dimensional unknown state
Martingales computable within resource bounds have been used by Lutz to define various resource-bounded measures that have been successful in complexity theory.
Gales Suffice for Constructive Dimension
The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a data model for representing information about World Wide Web resources.
Semantics and Complexity of SPARQL
The behavior of the resource manager is the following: Users can issue a request for a resource either with high priority (hpr) or with low priority (lpr).
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
Whenever the resource is free and a high-priority request is raised, the resource is immediately granted and it becomes occupied.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey