resort etymology

English word resort comes from Latin sorte

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word resort. Currently you are viewing the etymology of resort with the meaning: (Verb Noun) To fall back; to revert.. To have recourse (to), now especially from necessity or frustration.. To make one's way, go (to). (obsolete) A place where one goes habitually; a haunt.. A place where [...]To fall back; to revert.. To have recourse (to), now especially from necessity or frustration.. To make one's way, go (to). (obsolete) A place where one goes habitually; a haunt.. A place where [...]

Detailed word origin of resort

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
sorte Latin (lat)
sortire Latin (lat)
sortir Old French (fro)
resortir Old French (fro)
resorten Middle English (enm)
resort English (eng) To fall back; to revert.. To have recourse (to), now especially from necessity or frustration.. To make one's way, go (to). (obsolete) A place where one goes habitually; a haunt.. A place where people go for recreation, especially one with facilities such as lodgings, entertainment, and a relaxing environment.. Recourse, refuge (something or someone turned to for safety).