resource - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable] something that you can use to help you to achieve something, especially in your work or study

    The Internet has become a valuable resource in schools.

    We have launched an appeal to set up a new library and resource centre.

    resource for:

    Museums are important resources for teaching history.

    1. a.
      [usually plural] something such as money, workers, or equipment that can be used to help an institution or a business
      resource for:

      We are increasing resources for the health service.

      pool your resources (=combine them):

      We can pool our resources in order to lower costs.

    2. b.
      [usually plural] things such as coal, trees, and oil that exist in nature and can be used by people

      Many of these countries are rich in timber and mineral resources.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] formal the ability to deal with problems effectively

    She has shown considerable resource in creating the new team.

  3. 3


    [plural] the qualities and skills that someone has and can use for dealing with problems

    He needed all his resources to escape alive.