Share this entry

British English: /rɪˈsɔːs/
, /rɪˈzɔːs/
American English: /ˈriˌsɔrs/
, /rəˈsɔrs/

Translation of resource in French:


  • 1 (gen) (Economy, Administration) natural/energy/financial resources
    ressources naturelles/énergétiques/financières
    the world's resources of coal/oil
    les ressources mondiales en charbon/pétrole
    to put more resources into something
    investir davantage dans quelque chose
    to draw on one's resources
    mettre en œuvre ses ressources
    he has no inner resources
    il n'a pas beaucoup de ressource
    reading is her only resource against boredom
    la lecture est son seul recours contre l'ennui
    to be left to one's own resources
  • 2 (facility, service) the library is a valuable resource
    la bibliothèque est un outil précieux
  • 4 [formal] (cleverness) a man of (great) resource
    un homme (plein) de ressources

transitive verb

  • accorder les ressources nécessaires à
    (institution, service)
    to be under-resourced
    ne pas disposer de ressources suffisantes

Definition of resource in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources


    Next Score:
    Word of the day exemplum
    Pronunciation: ɪɡˈzɛmpləm
    an example or model...