1 capability, ingenuity, and initiative; quick-wittedness
a man of resource
2 often pl a source of economic wealth, esp. of a country (mineral, land, labour, etc.) or business enterprise (capital, equipment, personnel, etc.)
3 a supply or source of aid or support; something resorted to in time of need
4 a means of doing something; expedient
(C17: from Old French ressourse relief, from resourdre to rise again, from Latin resurgere, from re- + surgere to rise)
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