resourcere‧source1 /rɪˈzɔːs, -ˈsɔːs $ ˈriːsɔːrs/ ●●●S2W1AWL noun1land/oil/coal etc [countable usually plural]SG something such as useful land, or minerals such as oil or coal, that exists in a country and can be used to increase its wealthCanada’s vast mineral resourcesa country rich in natural resources2 →resources3 →resources4educational [countable]SE something such as a book, film, or picture used by teachers or students to provide informationresources for learninga valuable new computer resourceresource room/centre5practical ability [uncountable] formalCAN the ability to deal with practical problems syn resourcefulnessa man of great resourceCOLLOCATIONS – Meaning 1: something such as useful land, or minerals such as oil or coal, that exists in a country and can be used to increase its wealthADJECTIVES/NOUN + resourcenatural resourcesWe support the sustainable use of natural resources.mineral resourcesThis area is rich in mineral resources.energy resourcesThe country has few energy resources of its own.water resourcesBotswana expressed growing concern over its dwindling water resources.oil resourcesoil resources in the North Seaa renewable resource (=one that replaces itself naturally, or is easily replaced)Trees are a renewable resource.a non-renewable resourceWe should reduce our use of non-renewable resources.a finite resource (=one which is limited in amount, so that it will no longer exist if people continue to use it)Crude oil is a finite resource.a national resourceHigh-quality agricultural land is a national resource.verbsuse resourcesModern products use fewer natural resources.exploit resourcesHe exploited the mineral resources which he found under his lands.tap resources (=take them from an area)Several nations are eager to tap the mineral resources in Antarctica.phrasesbe rich in resourcesSwaziland is rich in natural resources.
COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 2: verbshave resourcesDo the police have the resources they need?use resources (also make use of resources)We must use our resources efficiently.waste resourcesWe cannot afford to waste our resources on fighting each other.allocate resources (=give them to a particular person, organization etc)I spoke to the official who was in charge of allocating the funds.pool your resources (=put together the resources that each of you have)They decided to pool their resources and buy a business together.adjectivesfinancial/economic resourcesLack of financial resources can result in homelessness.material resourcesMost people lack the material resources to be able to deal with periods of unemployment.limited/scarce resourcesWe have very limited resources.available resourcesThe aim was to make use of all available resources.
resourcere‧source2 /rɪˈzɔːs, -ˈsɔːs $ -ˈsɔːrs/AWL verb [transitive]BFto provide money or other resources for somethingThe program wasn’t adequately resourced. Grammar Resource is usually passive.
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resource• A majorfocus was the problem of how to resource a strategy for new local services.• What moralprinciples are relevant to resourceallocation in the context of the technologicalimperative?• Secondly, the opportunity exists to reassess the rational or political approaches to resourcemanagementpractice.• No one person or department can resource the company's marketing effort.• London needs the current establishments of beds, and needs to be able to resource them fully.• The answerlies in the inadequacy of current training provision to resource these imminent training requirements.From Longman Business Dictionaryresourcere‧source1 /rɪˈzɔːs, -ˈsɔːsˈriːsɔːrs/ noun [countable usually plural]1COMMERCEsomething such as money, property, skill, labour etc that a company has availableWe have the necessaryfinancial resources to respond to these problems.The fall in industrial production will free up resources to create a consumer economy.2ECONOMICSsomething such as oil, land, or naturalenergy that exists in a country and can be used to increase its wealthNamibia has substantial coal resources and diamond deposits.Natural gas is an environmentally cleannatural resource.resourcere‧source2 /rɪˈzɔːs, -ˈsɔːs-ˈsɔːrs/ verb [transitive]FINANCEto provide money or other resources that are needed to do particular workThe program wasn’t adequately resourced. —resourcing noun [uncountable]The initiative failed because ofinadequate resourcing.