verb \ri-ˈzəlt\

: to happen because of something else that happened or was done before : to be caused by something else

Full Definition of RESULT

intransitive verb
a :  to proceed or arise as a consequence, effect, or conclusion <death resulted from the disease>
b :  to have an issue or result <the disease resulted in death>
:  revert 2

Examples of RESULT

  1. If you take this drug, side effects may result.

Origin of RESULT

Middle English, from Medieval Latin resultare, from Latin, to rebound, from re- + saltare to leap — more at saltation
First Known Use: 15th century



: something that is caused by something else that happened or was done before

: the final score or a description of who won and lost in a game, election, etc.

: a win especially in a soccer match

Full Definition of RESULT

:  something that results as a consequence, issue, or conclusion; also :  beneficial or tangible effect :  fruit
:  something obtained by calculation or investigation
re·sult·ful \-fəl\ adjective
re·sult·less \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of RESULT

  1. The book is the result of years of hard work and dedication.
  2. The end result of his work was a classic American novel.
  3. The investigation continued without result.

First Known Use of RESULT



Next Word in the Dictionary: resultance
Previous Word in the Dictionary: resue
All Words Near: result

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up result? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).