Pronunciation: (rē-sôrt'),[key] —v.t. to sort or arrange (cards, papers, etc.) again.
Pronunciation: (ri-zôrt'),[key] —v.i. 1. to have recourse for use, help, or accomplishing something, often as a final available option or resource: to resort to war. 2. to go, esp. frequently or customarily: a beach to which many people resort.
—n. 1. a place to which people frequently or generally go for relaxation or pleasure, esp. one providing rest and recreation facilities for vacationers: a popular winter resort. 2. habitual or general going, as to a place or person.
3. use of or appeal to some person or thing for aid, satisfaction, service, etc.; resource: to have resort to force; a court of last resort. 4. a person or thing resorted to for aid, satisfaction, service, etc.