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Definition of resort noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    resort

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//rɪˈzɔːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzɔːrt//
     
    Holiday accommodation, Winter sports, Types of holiday/vacation
     
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  1. 1  [countable] a place where a lot of people go on holiday/vacation seaside/ski/mountain, etc. resorts (British English) a popular holiday resort the resort town of Byron Bay destination resorts such as Atlantis in the Bahamas They spent a month at a fashionable ski resort in Switzerland. Wordfinderabroad, backpack, border, guide, passport, resort, sightseeing, tourist, travel, visa CollocationsTravel and tourismHolidays/​vacations have/​take (British English) a holiday/(North American English) a vacation/​a break/​a day off/(British English) a gap year go on/​be on holiday/​vacation/​leave/​honeymoon/​safari/​a trip/​a tour/​a cruise/​a pilgrimage go backpacking/​camping/​hitchhiking/​sightseeing plan a trip/​a holiday/​a vacation/​your itinerary book accommodation/​a hotel room/​a flight/​tickets have/​make/​cancel a reservation/(especially British English) booking rent a villa/(both British English) a holiday home/​a holiday cottage (especially British English) hire/ (especially North American English) rent a car/​bicycle/​moped stay in a hotel/​a bed and breakfast/​a youth hostel/​a villa/(both British English) a holiday home/​a caravan cost/​charge $100 a/​per night for a single/​double/​twin/​standard/(British English) en suite 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/​holiday/​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 business/​economy class make/​have a brief/​two-day/​twelve-hour stopover/(North American English also) layover in Hong Kong experience/​cause/​lead to delays check (in)/collect/​get/​lose (your) (especially British English) luggage/(especially North American English) baggage be charged for/​pay excess baggage board/​get on/​leave/​get off the aircraft/​plane/​ship/​ferry taxi down/​leave/​approach/​hit/​overshoot the runway experience/​hit/​encounter severe turbulence suffer from/​recover from/​get over your jet lag/​travel sicknessThe tourist industry attract/​draw/​bring tourists/​visitors encourage/​promote/​hurt tourism promote/​develop ecotourism build/​develop/​visit a tourist/​holiday/(especially British English) seaside/​beach/​ski resort work for/​be operated by a major hotel chain be served by/​compete with low-cost/(especially North American English) low-fare/​budget airlines book something through/​make a booking through/​use a travel agent contact/​check with your travel agent/​tour operator book/​be on/​go on a package deal/​holiday/​tour buy/​bring back (tacky/​overpriced) souvenirs See related entries: Holiday accommodation, Winter sports, Types of holiday/vacation
  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. 3  the 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.
  4. Word Origin late Middle English (denoting something one can turn to for assistance): from Old French resortir, from re- ‘again’ + sortir ‘come or go out’. The sense ‘place frequently visited’ dates from the mid 18th cent.
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