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re·source

resource

 
 
pronunciation:
ri sors [or] rih zors
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a source of aid, support, or other reinforcement.
The library is a good resource for information.
synonyms:
reference, storehouse, support
similar words:
recourse
definition 2: (pl.) a nation's wealth and assets, both monetary and nonmonetary.
Forests are one of Canada's greatest natural resources.
definition 3: (usu. pl.) available money, property, or other assets.
My parents did not have the resources to pay for my college education.
synonyms:
assets, means, property, wherewithal
definition 4: (often pl.) personal talents and capabilities.
She has the resources to succeed in difficult jobs.
synonyms:
ability, capability
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derivations: resourceless (adj.), resourcelessness (n.)