Resort – 1) A place of rest, sport or holiday 2) Someone or something to go to for help (in a desperate situation)
To remember the definition of the word resort, use the following mnemonic:
He had to re-sort (resort) all her postcards from the holiday places she had been to. She went to her friend for help because he was great at sorting things out.
Examples of resort in a sentence (Someone or something you can go to for help)
As a last resort, the oncologist suggested a trial drug that might send the cancer into remission.
Although she did not want to use this last resort, the mother had to charge groceries to her credit card while in a bind.
Lack of respect led to the teacher calling back-up from administration as a last resort.
Examples of resort in a sentence (rest, sport, holiday)
Hawaii is a popular tourist resort.
Seaside resorts, such as Newport, are very crowded in summer.
Squaw Valley, California, is one of the largest ski resorts in the United States.