Definition for RE-SOURCE'

RE-SOURCE', n. [Fr. ressource; re and source.]

  1. Any source of aid or support; an expedient to which a person may resort for assistance, safety or supply; means yet untried; resort. An enterprising man finds resources in his own mind. Pallas view'd / His foes pursuing and his friends pursu'd, / Used threat'nings mix'd with prayers, his last resource. – Dryden.
  2. Resources, in the plural, pecuniary means; funds; money or any property that can be converted into supplies; means of raising money or supplies. Our national resources for carrying on war are abundant. Commerce and manufactures furnish ample resources.

Return to page 109 of the letter “R”.