Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
result(s) from the 1913
Re*sort" (r?*z?rt"), 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 (by lot), 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" (r?*z?rt"), 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.
Last resort, ultimate means of relief; also, final tribunal; that from which there is no appeal.