Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

result

play
verb re·sult \ri-ˈzəlt\

Simple Definition of result

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of result

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 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>

  3. 2 :  revert 2

Examples of result in a sentence

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



Origin and Etymology 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


2

result

noun re·sult

Simple Definition of result

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of result

  1. 1 :  something that results as a consequence, issue, or conclusion; also :  beneficial or tangible effect :  fruit

  2. 2 :  something obtained by calculation or investigation

resultful

play \-fəl\ adjective

resultless

play \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of result in a sentence

  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.



1610

First Known Use of result

1610



RESULT Defined for Kids

1

result

play
verb re·sult \ri-ˈzəlt\

Definition of result for Students

resulted

resulting

  1. 1 :  to come about as an effect <Flooding resulted from heavy rain.>

  2. 2 :  to end as an effect <The storm resulted in tree damage.>




2

result

play
noun re·sult

Definition of result for Students

  1. 1 :  something that comes about as an effect or end <“I never heard of anyone dying as a result of lemon juice consumption” … — Ellen Raskin, The Westing Game>

  2. 2 :  a good effect <This method gets results.>





Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

looking or feeling very sad

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

dog-eating-apple

Which is a synonym of asperse?

defame beat placate divulge
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ