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English Dictionary: resource by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
resource
n
  1. available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed
  2. a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed; "the local library is a valuable resource"
  3. the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems; "a man of resource"
    Synonym(s): resource, resourcefulness, imagination
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.
  
                     Threat'nings mixed with prayers, his last resource.
                                                                              --Dryden.
  
      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.
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