resource

resource
re|source1 [ rı`zɔrs ] noun ***
1. ) count something 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 center.
resource for: Museums are important resources for teaching history.
a ) usually plural something such as money, workers, or equipment that can be used to help an institution or a business:
U.N. officials have called for extra financial resources to deal with the emergency.
resource for: We are increasing resources for our emergency services.
pool your resources (=combine them): We can pool our resources in order to lower costs.
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.
The company plans to exploit the plentiful resources of fish in the area.
2. ) uncount FORMAL the ability to deal with problems effectively: RESOURCEFULNESS:
She has shown considerable resource in creating the new team.
3. ) resources plural the qualities and skills that someone has and can use for dealing with problems:
He needed all his resources to escape alive.
resource
re|source 2 [ rı`zɔrs ] verb transitive FORMAL
to provide a person or an organization with the things they need in order to operate effectively, especially money:
Eventually there may be fewer clinics but they all will be adequately resourced.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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