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Definition of resort noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    resort

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//rɪˈzɔrt//
     
     
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  1. 1 [countable] a place where a lot of people go on vacation island/ski/mountain, etc. resorts a popular vacation resort the resort town of Sea Island, Georgia Topic CollocationsTravel and Tourismvacations have/take a vacation/a break/a day off/a year off/time off go on/be on vacation/leave/honeymoon/safari/sabbatical/a trip/a tour/a cruise/a pilgrimage go backpacking/camping/sightseeing plan a trip/a vacation/your itinerary reserve a hotel room/a flight/tickets have/make/cancel a reservation rent a condo/a vacation home/a cabin rent a car/bicycle/moped/scooter/Jet Ski stay in a hotel/a bed and breakfast/a youth hostel/a villa/a trailer/a vacation home/a resort/a timeshare cost/charge $100 a/per night for a suite/a single/double/twin room check into/out of a hotel/a motel/your room pack/unpack your suitcase/bags call/order room service cancel/cut short a trip/vacationforeign travel apply for/get/renew a/your passport take out/buy/get travel insurance catch/miss your plane/train/ferry/connecting flight fly (in)/travel (in) first/business/economy class make/have a brief/two-day/twelve-hour layover/stopover in Hong Kong experience/cause/lead to delays check (in)/collect/get/lose your baggage/luggage be charged for/pay excess baggage fees board/get on/leave/get off the aircraft/plane/ship/ferry taxi down/leave/approach/hit/overshoot the runway experience/hit/encounter (mild/severe) turbulence suffer from/recover from/get over your jet lag/motion sickness be seasick/carsickthe tourist industry attract/draw/bring tourists/visitors encourage/promote/hurt tourism promote/develop ecotourism build/develop/visit a tourist/tropical/beach/ski resort work for/be operated by a major hotel chain be served by/compete with low-fare/low-cost/budget airlines use/go to/have a travel agent contact/check with your travel agent/tour operator buy/be on/go on a package deal/vacation/tour buy/bring back (tacky/overpriced) souvenirs
  2. 2[uncountable] resort to something the act of using something, especially something bad or unpleasant, because nothing else is possible synonym recourse There are hopes that the conflict can be resolved without resort to violence.
  3. 3the first/last/final resort the first or last course of action that you should or can take in a particular situation Strike action should be regarded as a last resort, when all attempts to negotiate have failed. In the last resort (= in the end) everyone must decide for themselves.
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