result

verb
re·sult | \ri-ˈzəlt \
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 \ adjective
resultless \ri-ˈzəlt-ləs \ 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

Seoul's economic inducements resulted in a temporary rapprochement, and two summits with the North in 2000 and 2007 that involved then-North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. Fox News, "Moon presses Trump, Kim for breakthrough in nuclear talks," 13 July 2018 Seoul’s economic inducements resulted in a temporary rapprochement and two summits with the North in 2000 and 2007 that involved then-North Korean leader Kim Jong-il. Washington Post, "Moon presses Trump, Kim for breakthrough in nuclear talks," 13 July 2018 The moonshot resulted from the vision of President John F. Kennedy, who inspired thousands of federal employees and pushed the U.S. to invest more than $100 billion in today’s money in the Apollo program. Justin Worland/pueblo, Time, "How One Industrial City Is Fighting to Go Green," 12 July 2018 The arrival of new head coach Nahun Espinoza resulted in Del Grecco losing his starting spot. José Luis Sánchez Pando, chicagotribune.com, "The Chicago Fire reinforce their battered defense," 12 July 2018 The jury ruling resulted in a $140 million judgment. Jonathan Randles And Lukas I. Alpert, WSJ, "Bustle Owner Bryan Goldberg Wins Bankruptcy Auction for Gawker.com," 12 July 2018 Only one resulted in a federal conviction, that of Ku Klux Klansman James Ford Seale for kidnapping two black teenagers, Charles Moore and Henry Dee, who were killed in Mississippi in 1964. Jay Reeves, BostonGlobe.com, "US reopens probe of notorious 1955 slaying of black teen in Miss.," 12 July 2018 Presumably this resulted from Catholic subversion of public education. Longreads, "Oregon’s Racist Past," 12 July 2018 The successful campaign, which came after back-to-back 7-6 seasons, resulted in a five-year contract extension for Doeren, who also was linked to the vacant Tennessee job. Safid Deen, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Despite key departures, NC State is No. 47 in 2018 preseason college football rankings," 11 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

An ‘unwilling hero’ Since PiS took power in 2015, the conservative party has waged a campaign to centralize power and increase control of the judiciary, with significant results. Kristen Chick, The Christian Science Monitor, "By staying on the job, Poland's top judge fights the right-wing government," 13 July 2018 Comcast Ventures, a unit of the company that invests into startups, put seed capital into Accolade after seeing Accolade’s results with Comcast employees, Spann said. Bob Fernandez, Philly.com, "Accolade, with 500 employees in Plymouth Meeting, seeks to boldly cut health costs for big companies," 12 July 2018 Nevertheless, our headline result is that for all other demographic divisions and cultural dimensions, cultural distance has been broadly constant over time. Jeet Heer, The New Republic, "White Americans love Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer—and flashlights.," 10 July 2018 The university has seen results with its program in Rwanda, Russell said. Deirdre Fernandes, BostonGlobe.com, "An education in hope," 7 July 2018 Some of these approaches might be helpful, while other types of two-a-days may actually hinder your fitness results. Alexa Tucker, SELF, "Is It Safe to Work Out Twice in One Day?," 7 July 2018 Last quarter Samsung made 15.64 trillion won in profit from revenue of 60.56 trillion won, its strongest results ever. Sam Byford, The Verge, "Samsung’s record profit run ends after reportedly slow Galaxy S9 sales," 6 July 2018 With the results of the caucus in hand, McEuen again headed to Indianapolis on July 2, this time to the election division of the secretary of state to be certified to appear on the ballot. Amy Lavalley, Post-Tribune, "State GOP error nixes Porter candidacy," 6 July 2018 For now, the researchers hope their results will lead to less-disruptive shipping routes—or at least quieter ships to help Arctic mammals keep their cool. Frankie Schembri, Science | AAAS, "Narwhals, walruses are most at risk from booming Arctic ship traffic," 3 July 2018

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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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More Definitions for result

result

verb

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.

: a win especially in a soccer match

result

verb
re·sult | \ri-ˈzəlt \
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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