Learner's definition of RESOURCE
1 [count] : something that a country has and can use to increase its wealth— usually plural
The country has vast mineral resources.
coal, oil, and other natural resources
2 [plural] : a supply of something (such as money) that someone has and can use when it is needed 3 [count] : a place or thing that provides something useful 4 a [count] : an ability or quality that allows you to do the things that are necessary— usually plural b [noncount], formal : an ability to deal with and find solutions for problems