Noun(1) a hotel located in a resort area(2) a frequently visited place(3) something or someone turned to for assistance or security(4) act of turning to for assistance
Verb(1) have recourse to(2) move, travel, or proceed toward some place
(1) Surgery wasn't quite the last resort , but it was getting there.(2) A democratic culture permits the rejection of extremist ideas and actions, without having to resort to other extremes to suppress such ideas and actions.(3) They are a technically reliable threat of last resort to discourage a foe from pressing too hard or threatening national survival.(4) For many whites, the migration was not an escape but a last resort ; some planned to return home on retirement, many did not wait that long.(5) The intent, of course, is to accomplish the mission without having to resort to lethal force.(6) her only resort is surgery(7) But it turned out to be unnecessary to resort to extreme methods.(8) workers may regard an all-out strike as a measure of last resort(9) The settlers will resist being moved - and might even resort to violence - but they must be defeated.(10) It is a place that has allowed reason to be at the heart of all these things, that has allowed genuine dissent without resort to violence.(11) Adoption is not an option of last resort ; to regard it as such is a failure to understand the nature of adoption and its advantages for a child unable to live with his own family.(12) a seaside resort(13) The convention allows for lawful detention of children for the shortest possible period of time and as a matter of last resort .(14) The town is only in its infancy as a place of public resort , and, therefore, possesses few public buildings deserving of notice, the principal occupation having been to build houses and new streets, for the accommodation of new residents.(15) Cosmetic surgery, the last resort of those who cannot hold on to their youth and beauty through diet and exercise, is expanding exponentially.(16) Surgery is a last resort , though it sometimes is necessary.