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A device used in an emergency; makeshift; resource
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  1. A device used in an emergency; makeshift; resource
  2. Something contrived or used to meet an urgent need:
  3. Something that is a means to an end, especially when based on self-interest:
A stratagem; a trick.
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  1. A stratagem; a trick.
  2. The regular work period of such a group
  3. The act of shifting from one person, place, position, etc. to another; change; transfer; substitution
A temporary, usually insubstantial, substitution for something else.
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  1. A temporary, usually insubstantial, substitution for something else.
  2. A thing that will do for a while as a substitute; temporary expedient
  3. A temporary or expedient substitute for something else:
An improvised substitute for something lacking; a temporary expedient.
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  1. An improvised substitute for something lacking; a temporary expedient.
  2. A temporary measure or short-term fix used until something better can be obtained.
  3. A person or thing serving as a temporary substitute for another; makeshift
(Gram.) Any word or word group, as a pronoun, the verb to do, etc., used in place of another word or words (Ex.: did for shouted in “she shouted, and he did, too”)
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  1. (Gram.) Any word or word group, as a pronoun, the verb to do, etc., used in place of another word or words (Ex.: did for shouted in “she shouted, and he did, too”)
(Psychiatry) A substitute figure, esp. a person of some authority, who replaces a father or mother in one's feelings
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  1. (Psychiatry) A substitute figure, esp. a person of some authority, who replaces a father or mother in one's feelings
  2. In Freudian psychology, a figure of authority who takes the place of the father or mother in a person's unconscious or emotional life.
  3. One that takes the place of another; a substitute.
Something that is available for use or that can be used for support or help:
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  1. Something that is available for use or that can be used for support or help:
  2. Ability to deal promptly and effectively with problems, difficulties, etc.; resourcefulness
  3. The ability to deal with a difficult or troublesome situation effectively; resourcefulness:
A design, often with a motto, on a coat of arms; heraldic emblem
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  1. A design, often with a motto, on a coat of arms; heraldic emblem
  2. A thing devised; plan; scheme, esp. a sly or underhanded scheme; trick
  3. A contrivance or invention serving a particular purpose, especially a machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks.
A place providing safety, protection or shelter.
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  1. A place providing safety, protection or shelter.
  2. A source of help, relief, or comfort in times of trouble:
  3. A person or thing that gives shelter, help, or comfort
A turning or seeking for aid, safety, etc.
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  1. A turning or seeking for aid, safety, etc.
  2. A course of action for enforcing a claim; the right of the holder of a note to demand full payment of that note if the terms are not fully honored; the right to be repaid from the borrower’s or cosigner’s personal assets in excess of the collateral. A course of action for enforcing a claim; the right of the holder of a note to demand full payment of that note if the terms are not fully honored; the right to be repaid from the borrower’s or cosigner’s personal assets in excess of the collateral.
  3. One that is turned to or made use of for aid or security:
(Christianity) The theological virtue defined as the desire and search for a future good, difficult but not impossible to attain with God's help.
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  1. (Christianity) The theological virtue defined as the desire and search for a future good, difficult but not impossible to attain with God's help.
  2. A reason for hope
  3. A person or thing on which one may base some hope
One who takes over a post or duty for another.
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  1. One who takes over a post or duty for another.
  2. A work of art so made
  3. Assistance or help given to those who are in need; especially financial assistance provided by the state.
The chance of something’s happening, regardless of whether or not it actually occurs; a contingent interest in property, whether real or personal. The chance of something’s happening, regardless of whether or not it actually occurs; a contingent interest in property, whether real or personal.
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  1. The chance of something’s happening, regardless of whether or not it actually occurs; a contingent interest in property, whether real or personal. The chance of something’s happening, regardless of whether or not it actually occurs; a contingent interest in property, whether real or personal.
  2. Capacity for future success; potential; promise
  3. One that is capable of being chosen or of being made real:
A good chance or occasion, as to advance oneself
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  1. A good chance or occasion, as to advance oneself
  2. A combination of circumstances favorable for the purpose; fit time
  3. A chance for advancement, progress or profit.
The right to make a movie adaptation of a literary work or play:
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  1. The right to make a movie adaptation of a literary work or play:
  2. A contract or financial instrument granting such a right:
  3. The power or freedom to choose:
A commercial establishment providing lodging and, usually, meals and other services for the public, esp. travelers
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  1. A commercial establishment providing lodging and, usually, meals and other services for the public, esp. travelers
  2. An establishment that provides lodging and usually meals and other services for travelers and other paying guests.
  3. In France, the mansion of a person of wealth or rank
An organized group withdrawal from regular activities for a given purpose, as by colleagues meeting away from the office and engaging in exercises for promoting teamwork, creativity, etc.
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  1. An organized group withdrawal from regular activities for a given purpose, as by colleagues meeting away from the office and engaging in exercises for promoting teamwork, creativity, etc.
  2. The process of receding from a position or of becoming smaller:
  3. The act or process of moving back or away, especially from something hazardous, formidable, or unpleasant:
To put to or adapt for a special use:
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  1. To put to or adapt for a special use:
  2. To bring into nearness or contact with something; put on, upon, or to:
  3. To put to some practical or specific use
To proceed or move according to:
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  1. To proceed or move according to:
  2. To approach, enter, or attend, and then engage in or take part in the activities of [you're allowed to go, but don't stay out late]
  3. To continue to be in a certain condition or continue an activity:
To turn one's attention, as in seeking information:
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  1. To turn one's attention, as in seeking information:
  2. To direct to a source for help or information:
  3. To send or direct (someone) to someone or something for aid, information, etc.
To go or betake oneself (to a place)
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  1. To go or betake oneself (to a place)
  2. To betake oneself; go:
  3. To go often, customarily, or in numbers
To go or pass lightly and rapidly
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  1. To go or pass lightly and rapidly
  2. To get past or escape by going through
  3. To go rapidly; move swiftly
To cause to change intentions, actions, etc. [to turn someone from his purpose]
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  1. To cause to change intentions, actions, etc. [to turn someone from his purpose]
  2. To perform or accomplish by rotating or revolving:
  3. To reverse one's or its course; start to move, go, etc. in the opposite direction
To go to constantly; be at often
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  1. To go to constantly; be at often
  2. To pay frequent visits to; be in or at often:
(Idiomatic) to stay, linger or loiter
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  1. (Idiomatic) to stay, linger or loiter
  2. (Idiomatic) to spend time or be friends (especially to hang around with someone)
To seek the company or companionship of; run after
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  1. To seek the company or companionship of; run after
  2. To inhabit, visit, or appear to in the form of a ghost or other supernatural being.
  3. To visit often; frequent:
To go often, customarily, or in numbers
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  1. To go often, customarily, or in numbers
  2. To put back in good condition after damage, decay, etc.; mend; fix
  3. To restore to sound condition after damage or injury; fix:
(Intransitive, idiomatic, slang) To spend time doing nothing in particular.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic, slang) To spend time doing nothing in particular.
(Chiefly Southern US) A ghost or other supernatural being.
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  1. (Chiefly Southern US) A ghost or other supernatural being.
  2. A place often visited
  3. A place much frequented.
The meeting itself
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  1. The meeting itself
  2. A popular gathering place:
  3. An agreement to meet; a location or time agreed upon to meet.
(Informal) A regular or favorite gathering place, resort, or haunt
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  1. (Informal) A regular or favorite gathering place, resort, or haunt
A place where one frequently spends one's spare time.
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  1. A place where one frequently spends one's spare time.
A turning or seeking for aid, safety, etc.
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  1. A turning or seeking for aid, safety, etc.
  2. A course of action for enforcing a claim; the right of the holder of a note to demand full payment of that note if the terms are not fully honored; the right to be repaid from the borrower’s or cosigner’s personal assets in excess of the collateral. A course of action for enforcing a claim; the right of the holder of a note to demand full payment of that note if the terms are not fully honored; the right to be repaid from the borrower’s or cosigner’s personal assets in excess of the collateral.
  3. One that is turned to or made use of for aid or security:
Shelter or protection from danger, difficulty, etc.
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  1. Shelter or protection from danger, difficulty, etc.
  2. Protection or shelter, as from danger or hardship:
  3. A place providing safety, protection or shelter.
Something that a country, state, etc. has and can use to its advantage
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  1. Something that a country, state, etc. has and can use to its advantage
  2. The ability to deal with a difficult or troublesome situation effectively; resourcefulness:
  3. Ability to deal promptly and effectively with problems, difficulties, etc.; resourcefulness

Synonym Study

  • Stopgap refers to a person or thing serving as a temporary substitute or expedient, to be replaced when the usual agent is available again he's just a stopgap until a new manager is appointed
  • Makeshift applies to a quick expedient and, as a somewhat derogatory term, connotes an inferior substitute, carelessness, etc. we used a crate as a makeshift for a table
  • Expedient refers to something used to effect a desired end, specif. to something used as a substitute for the usual means the daybed served as a useful expedient for unexpected guests
  • Resort , qualified as by last, is usually used of a final resource toward which one turns for aid in time of need or emergency we'll take the bus as a last resort
Find another word for resort. In this page you can discover 46 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for resort, like: hotel, vacation spot, expedient, shift, makeshift, stopgap, substitute, surrogate, resource, device and refuge.