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Usage statistics for the noun resource:

conversational speech5.51%task-oriented speech94.49%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun resource:


The word resource and its family (resourced, resourceful, resources, resourcing, unresourceful, under-resourced) are included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun resource

What does resource mean as a name of something?

Resource is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: resources

  1. available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed
  2. a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed
    • example: the local library is a valuable resource
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: asset / plus = a useful or valuable quality
    • more specific terms:
      • assistance / help / aid = a person or thing that is a resource that helps make something easier or possible to do
      • recourse / refuge / resort = something or someone turned to for assistance or security
      • resourcefulness = the quality of being able to cope with a difficult situation
      • inner resource = a resource provided by the mind or one's personal capabilities
  3. the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems

Alternative definition of the noun resource


  1. Something that one uses to achieve an objective, e.g. raw materials or personnel.
  2. A person's capacity to deal with difficulty.

Definition of the verb resource

What does resource mean as a doing word?


  1. To supply with resources

Phrases with Resource

Phrases starting with the word Resource:

  1. Resource Energy
  2. Resource Directory Description Language

Phrases ending with the word Resource:

  1. To Resource
  2. inner resource
  3. natural resource
  4. material resource
  5. monetary resource
  6. pecuniary resource
  7. renewable resource
  8. Electronic Resource
  9. Nonrenewable Resource

Other phrases containing the word Resource:

  1. uniform resource locator
  2. Human resource management
  3. universal resource locator
  4. Uniform Resource Identifier

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Resource

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Google previewData Resource Integration (2012)

Understanding and Resolving a Disparate Data Resource by Michael H. Brackett

A comparate data resource is a data resource composed of comparate data that adequately support the current and...

A comparate data resource is an integrated , subject oriented, business driven data resource that is the official record of ...

Google previewInternational Government Information and Country Information (2004)

A Subject Guide by Andrea Marie Morrison, Barbara J. Mann

Under culture, one general resource is the periodical the UNESCO New Courier, by the United Nations, Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. As it provides articles and illustrations on specific cultural topics, places, policies, and ...

Google previewMinerals, Metals and Sustainability (2011)

Meeting Future Material Needs by W. J. Rankin

A mineral resource is a concentration of minerals ofintrinsic economic interest in or on the Earth's crust in such form,

An inferred mineral resource is that part of a resource for which tonnage, grade and mineral content can be estimated with ...

Google previewSustainability (2012)

Dynamics and Uncertainty by Graciela Chichilnisky, Geoffrey Heal, Alessandro Vercelli

as a source of utility in its own right: this means that the existing stock of the resource is an argument of the utility function.

Google previewApplied Statistics: From Bivariate Through Multivariate Techniques (2012)

From Bivariate Through Multivariate Techniques by Rebecca M. Warner

For psychological testing, a useful online resource is the American Psychological Association FAQ on testing: Another useful resource is a directory of published research tests on the Educational Testing ...

Google previewAD45E 2008 Mitigating the effects of HIV/AIDs in small-scale farming (2008)

The Access and Control Profile itemizes the resources people use to carry out the activities listed in the Activity Profile. A distinction is made between “access” and “ control”. Access to a resource means that the individual or household has the ...

Google previewThe Nature of College (2010)

by James J. Farrell

Sabbath A fourth resource is the Sabbath, a tradition of rest and restoration. In America, the Sabbath is the day when some take time out to go to church or synagogue. But this tradition of worship is one small part of a larger Sabbath. The Bible ...

Google preview干旱内陆河区水资源可持续利用和植被-水文-沙漠的相互作用国际学术研讨会论文集 (2005)

27-29, October 2005, Beijing, P.R. China

Water resource is the control condition of oases development. Besides the reservoir, the soilwater and groundwater has unignorable capacity of water storage and regulation, which more attention should been paid on in the irrigation area ...

Google previewPsychology After Lacan (2014)

Connecting the Clinic and Research by Ian Parker

The second resource is a combined effort by different writers sometimes brought together under the rubric...

The third resource is the rereading of psychoanalysis such that the phenomenon of subjectivity and its other, the repressed, ...

Google previewProject 2010 For Dummies (2010)

by Nancy C. Muir

A typical material resource is any material — such as steel, rubber, paper or books, chairs, and shoes — assigned to a...

Google previewEnvironmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopedia (2014)

by Timothy C. Haab Ph.D., John C. Whitehead

Environmental and natural resource economics is a subfield of economics that bor- rows from traditional fields of microeconomics such as public finance, industrial organization, and international trade. Its roots are in the market failure theory of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Energy Resource Management

(priorities for 21st Century)

Resource. for. Human. Kind. Energy plants give rise to heat and/or yield solid, liquid or gaseous fuel through conversion processes like direct burning, gasification, digestion, fermentation, etc. Since the discovery of woodfire, at least ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Human Resource Management (2008)

by Edmund Heery, Mike Noon

ManagingHuman Resources:Personnel Management in Transition.4thedn. Oxford: Blackwell. Beardwell, J.and Claydon, T.(Eds.) (2007).Human Resource Management: A Contemporary Perspective. 5th edn.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2007)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition by Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care, Second Edition Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, FACP, Elizabeth Capezuti, PhD, RN, FAAN, Mathy Mezey, EdD, RN, FAAN. service jobs for more than 8,400 low-income seniors each year ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (1996)

Volume 59 - Supplement 22: Archival Science to User Needs by Allen Kent

Introduction Human resource management (HRM) is the utilization of human resources (HR) at work to achieve organizational and individual goals (1-3). It helps an organization achieve its future objectives by providing competent, ...

Google previewLanguage Production, Cognition, and the Lexicon (2014)

by Núria Gala, Reinhard Rapp, Gemma Bel-Enguix

Resource. Impact. Factor. Joseph Mariani and Gil Francopoulo Abstract We feel it is important to have a clear picture of what exists in terms of Language Resources and Evaluation (LRE) in order to be able to carry on research investigations in ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Icebreakers (2011)

by Miriam McLaughlin, Sandra Peyser

Resource. Purpose. This book is designed to help organizations train personnel in new skills and information...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer and Society (2007)

by Graham A. Colditz

Resource. Guide. Glossary. Books Abbruzzese, J. and Ebrahimi, B. Myths & Facts About Pancreatic Cancer (PRR, 2002) Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy, Support, and Education. The Lung Cancer Manual (Alliance for Lung Cancer ...

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Quotes about Resource

Action is the last resource of those who know not how to dream. (Oscar Wilde)
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Scrabble value of R1E1S1O1U1R1C3E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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