Re*source" (r?*s?rs"), n. [F.
ressource, fr. OF. ressourdre, resourdre, to
spring forth or up again; pref. re- re- + sourdre to
spring forth. See Source.] 1. That to
which one resorts orr on which one depends for supply or support;
means of overcoming a difficulty; resort; expedient.
Threat'nings mixed with prayers, his last
2. pl. Pecuniary means; funds; money,
or any property that can be converted into supplies; available means
or capabilities of any kind.
Scotland by no means escaped the fate ordained for
every country which is connected, but not incorporated, with another
country of greater resources. Macaulay.
Syn. -- Expedient; resort; means; contrivance.