That to which one resorts orr on which one depends for supply or support; means of overcoming a difficulty; resort; expedient.
- Something that can be used for support or help: The local library is a valuable resource.
- An available supply that can be drawn on when needed. Often used in the plural.
- The ability to deal with a difficult or troublesome situation effectively; initiative: a person of resource.
- Means that can be used to cope with a difficult situation. Often used in the plural: needed all my intellectual resources for the exam.
- The total means available for economic and political development, such as mineral wealth, labor force, and armaments.
- The total means available to a company for increasing production or profit, including plant, labor, and raw material; assets.
- Such means considered individually.