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 for resort
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Resort \Re*sort"\ (r?*z?rt"), n. [F. ressort.]
     Active power or movement; spring. [A Gallicism] [Obs.]
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           Some . . . know the resorts and falls of business that
           can not sink into the main of it.        --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Resort \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.
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              What men name resort to him?          --Shak.
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     2. To fall back; to revert. [Obs.]
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              The inheritance of the son never resorted to the
              mother, or to any of her ancestors.   --Sir M. Hale.
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     3. To have recourse; to apply; to one's self for help,
        relief, or advantage.
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              The king thought it time to resort to other
              counsels.                             --Clarendon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Resort \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.
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              Join with me to forbid him her resort. --Shak.
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     2. A place to which one betakes himself habitually; a place
        of frequent assembly; a haunt.
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              Far from all resort of mirth.         --Milton.
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     3. That to which one resorts or looks for help; resource;
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     Last resort, ultimate means of relief; also, final
        tribunal; that from which there is no appeal.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a hotel located in a resort area [syn: resort, resort
           hotel, holiday resort]
      2: a frequently visited place [syn: haunt, hangout,
         resort, repair, stamping ground]
      3: something or someone turned to for assistance or security;
         "his only recourse was the police"; "took refuge in lying"
         [syn: recourse, refuge, resort]
      4: act of turning to for assistance; "have recourse to the
         courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort" [syn:
         recourse, resort, refuge]
      v 1: have recourse to; "The government resorted to rationing
           meat" [syn: fall back, resort, recur]
      2: move, travel, or proceed toward some place; "He repaired to
         his cabin in the woods" [syn: repair, resort]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  128 Moby Thesaurus words for "resort":
     ability, action, ad hoc measure, affect, agency, alternative,
     amusement park, answer, artifice, attend, backup, ballroom, baths,
     cabaret, cafe chantant, cafe dansant, capacity, capital, casino,
     club, clubhouse, contrivance, countermove, coup, course of action,
     dance floor, dance hall, dancing pavilion, demarche,
     dernier ressort, device, devices, disposable resources, dodge,
     effort, entertainment industry, expediency, expedient,
     fall back on, frequent, fun-fair, funds, gambling house,
     gathering place, gimmick, going between, hang, hang around,
     hangout, haunt, have recourse to, health resort, hope,
     improvisation, instrumentality, intermediation, juke joint,
     jury-rig, jury-rigged expedient, last expedient, last resort,
     last shift, look to, machinery, makeshift, maneuver, means,
     measure, mechanism, mediation, meeting place, method, move,
     night spot, nightclub, nitery, patronize, pis aller, power,
     purlieu, rallying point, recourse, recourses, refuge, remedy,
     rendezvous, repair to, reserve, resort to, resorts, resource,
     resources, retreat, roadhouse, service, shake-up, shift, show biz,
     show business, solution, spa, springs, stamping, stamping ground,
     step, stock, stopgap, stratagem, stroke, stroke of policy,
     substitute, supply, tactic, take to, tavern, temporary expedient,
     theater, trick, trump, turn to, visit, watering place, ways,
     ways and means, wherewith, wherewithal, working hypothesis,
     working proposition

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  RESORT. The authority or jurisdiction of a court. The supreme court of the 
  United States is a court of the last resort. 

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