|Origin:||ressource, from Old French resourdre 'to rise again, relieve', from Latin resurgere; RESURGENCE|
something such as useful land, or minerals such as oil or coal, that exists in a country and can be used to increase its wealth:
land/oil/coal etc[countable usually plural]SG
Canada's vast mineral resources
a country rich in natural resources
all the money, property, skills etc that you have available to use when you need them:
She had no financial resources.
Only limited resources are available to the police.
pool your resources (=put together all the resources that each of you can provide)➔ human resources
personal qualities, such as courage and determination, that you need to deal with a difficult situation:
He proved that he has considerable inner resources.
something such as a book, film, or picture used by teachers or students to provide information:
resources for learning
a valuable new computer resource
the ability to deal with practical problems [= resourcefulness]:
practical ability[uncountable] formal
a man of great resource