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.
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Threat'nings mixed with prayers, his last resource.
Dryden.
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2. pl. Pecuniary means; funds; money, or any property that can be converted into supplies; available means or capabilities of any kind.
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Scotland by no means escaped the fate ordained for every country which is connected, but not incorporated, with another country of greater resources.
Macaulay.
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Syn. -- Expedient; resort; means; contrivance.
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