result

verb
re·​sult | \ ri-ˈzəlt How to pronounce result (audio) \
resulted; resulting; results

Definition of result

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1a : 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

result

noun

Definition of result (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : something that results as a consequence, issue, or conclusion also : beneficial or tangible effect : fruit
2 : something obtained by calculation or investigation

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Other Words from result

Noun

resultful \ ri-​ˈzəlt-​fəl How to pronounce resultful (audio) \ adjective
resultless \ ri-​ˈzəlt-​ləs How to pronounce resultless (audio) \ adjective

Examples of result in a Sentence

Verb If you take this drug, side effects may result. Noun The book is the result of years of hard work and dedication. The end result of his work was a classic American novel. The investigation continued without result.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb If bubonic plague isn’t treated quickly, the bacteria can spread to other parts of the body and result in the more serious forms of the disease. Claire Gillespie, Health.com, "China Issues an Alert About Bubonic Plague—Here's What You Need to Know About This Deadly Disease," 6 July 2020 Beer and ice cream may sound like an odd combination, but the right kind of craft beer with the right kind of ice cream can result in something truly delicious. Matt Koesters, The Enquirer, "Let's experiment with beer floats, because why not?," 2 July 2020 Then, the virus would need to reappear and result in a large increase in cases and hospitalizations. Melissa Hawkins, The Conversation, "The US isn’t in a second wave of coronavirus – the first wave never ended," 30 June 2020 So what should social-media platforms such as Twitter or Facebook do if their respective CEOs think the president is engaging in behavior that would, and should, result in deletion or suspension for a regular account with ten followers? Jonathan Zittrain, The Atlantic, "Twitter’s Least-Bad Option for Dealing With Donald Trump," 26 June 2020 Lufthansa, which owns airlines in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium, is planning a sweeping restructuring program that would trim its fleet by 13% and could result in as many as 22,000 job cuts. Hanna Ziady, CNN, "Lufthansa's $10 billion bailout could collapse," 24 June 2020 Tracking down a recipe for everything in the box can be fun — or time-consuming (and may even result in buying more things that are a struggle to use up). Marshall Bright, CNN Underscored, "7 ways to make the most of a CSA farm share box," 24 June 2020 The biggest worry is that intense summer monsoon rains will cause flash flooding and result in ash and sediment flowing into Saguaro Lake and then the Verde River below Bartlett Lake. Erin Stone, azcentral, "As Bush Fire becomes one of largest in Arizona history, water and wildlife at risk," 22 June 2020 Many people without permanent shelter, or those choosing to live outdoors, experience alcohol and drug misuse disorders, illnesses that can cause or result from homelessness. Paula Dobbyn, Anchorage Daily News, "City considering Midtown Anchorage hotel for new alcohol and drug treatment center," 18 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Wicker, now 82, was initially hesitant of Johnson, who often worked as a prostitute and would sometimes end up in jail as a result. Christina Maxouris, CNN, "A petition wants to replace a New Jersey city's Christopher Columbus statue with Black trans activist Marsha P. Johnson," 27 June 2020 His comments came amid concerns that states like Florida reopened too quickly and were seeing a higher number of cases as a result. Fox News, "Florida congressman: Spike in coronavirus cases 'obviously' an indication of increased testing," 27 June 2020 As a result, much of the Catholic nationalist community saw the RUC as an occupying force, wearing helmets and bulletproof vests, carrying automatic weapons openly on the streets and driving around in armored vehicles. Donald Beaudette, The Conversation, "Northern Ireland’s police transformation may hold lessons for the US," 26 June 2020 The governors of both states closed bars as a result and Texas reduced capacity limits on restaurants. Steven Zeitchik, Washington Post, "Disney shifts ‘Mulan’ as Hollywood throws in the towel on July," 26 June 2020 As a result, nearly 1.1 million payments totaling nearly $1.4 billion were distributed to dead people as of April 30. Grace Hauck, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus updates: Texas reports record-high new cases, pauses reopening; calls grow for Disney World to stay closed," 26 June 2020 As a result, court hearings were moved to the county courthouse a block away Thursday, White said. oregonlive, "Crews remove remaining portion of fence at Justice Center in downtown Portland," 26 June 2020 As a result, the future of the industry might look a lot like the present. Charley Grant, WSJ, "The Future of Fast Food Has Arrived Ahead of Schedule," 26 June 2020 As a result, governors in states including Texas are halting efforts to reopen the economy. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "2020 Daily Trail Markers: D.C. statehood bill passes the House," 26 June 2020

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First Known Use of result

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for result

Verb

Middle English, from Medieval Latin resultare, from Latin, to rebound, from re- + saltare to leap — more at saltation

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Time Traveler for result

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The first known use of result was in the 15th century

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Last Updated

11 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Result.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/result. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for result

result

verb
How to pronounce result (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of result

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

result

noun

English Language Learners Definition of result (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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.
British, informal : a win especially in a soccer match

result

verb
re·​sult | \ ri-ˈzəlt How to pronounce result (audio) \
resulted; resulting

Kids Definition of result

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to come about as an effect Flooding resulted from heavy rain.
2 : to end as an effect The storm resulted in tree damage.

result

noun

Kids Definition of result (Entry 2 of 2)

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 : a good effect This method gets results.

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