Last resort, ultimate means of relief; also, final tribunal; that from which there is no appeal.

(Re*sort"er) n. One who resorts; a frequenter.

(Re*soun") n. Reason. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Re*soun"), v. i. & t. To resound. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Re-sound") v. t. & i. [Pref. re- + sound.] To sound again or anew.

(Re*sound") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Resounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Resounding.] [OE. resounen, OF. resoner, F. résonner, from L. resonare; pref. re- re- + sonare to sound, sonus sound. See Sound to make a noise.]

1. To sound loudly; as, his voice resounded far.

2. To be filled with sound; to ring; as, the woods resound with song.

3. To be echoed; to be sent back, as sound. "Common fame . . . resounds back to them again." South.

(Res`or*cyl"ic) a. (Chem.) Of, or pertaining to, or producing, resorcin; as, resorcylic acid.

(Re*sorp"tion) n. The act of resorbing; also, the act of absorbing again; reabsorption.

(Re*sort") n. [F. ressort.] Active power or movement; spring. [A Gallicism] [Obs.]

Some . . . know the resorts and falls of business that can not sink into the main of it.

(Re*sort"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Resorted; p. pr. & vb. n. Resorting.] [OF. resortir to withdraw, take refuge, F. ressortir to be in the jurisdiction, LL. resortire; pref. re- re- + L. sortiri to draw lots, obtain by lot, from sors lot. See Sort. The meaning is first to reobtain then to gain by appeal to a higher court (as a law term), to appeal, go for protection or refuge.]

1. To go; to repair; to betake one's self.

What men name resort to him?

2. To fall back; to revert. [Obs.]

The inheritance of the son never resorted to the mother, or to any of her ancestors.
Sir M. Hale.

3. To have recourse; to apply; to one's self for help, relief, or advantage.

The king thought it time to resort to other counsels.

(Re*sort") n. [Cf. F. ressort jurisdiction. See Resort, v.]

1. The act of going to, or making application; a betaking one's self; the act of visiting or seeking; recourse; as, a place of popular resort; — often figuratively; as, to have resort to force.

Join with me to forbid him her resort.

2. A place to which one betakes himself habitually; a place of frequent assembly; a haunt.

Far from all resort of mirth.

3. That to which one resorts or looks for help; resource; refuge.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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