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 result (audio) \ adjective
resultless \ ri-​ˈzəlt-​ləs How to pronounce result (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 Brees retired in March after a 20-year career that is expected to result in him being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. oregonlive, 16 June 2021 If Putin has no internal pro-Western lobby, then any support from the American president is unlikely to result in meaningful change, only punishment for those ostensibly getting the help. Anna Nemtsova, The Atlantic, 16 June 2021 Each knife is precision forged from a single piece of sturdy high-carbon steel and features Wüsthof’s Precision Edge Technology, which claims to result in a 20 percent sharper blade with twice the edge retention. Abigail Abesamis Demarest, Forbes, 15 June 2021 The agency also said the reduction in beta amyloid plaques was reasonably likely to result in a clinical benefit for patients. Anna Kuchment, Dallas News, 12 June 2021 Taken together, these influences seem to result in a larger number of smaller worlds, and fewer giants. Quanta Magazine, 7 June 2021 Digging through the pot areas is almost certain to result in cheap, unique finds. Sarah Sarder, Chron, 3 June 2021 Christopher has a fascination with violence and self-harm that tends to result in his most profoundly morbid and bracing jokes. Carrie Battan, The New Yorker, 1 June 2021 Any movement in the national environment toward the GOP is likely to result in the Democrats losing control of the chamber. Harry Enten, CNN, 31 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun As a result, Alaska’s share of fatalities in such crashes has increased from 26% in the early 2000s to 42% since 2016. ProPublica, 18 June 2021 As a result, King, the board’s chairman, became the very first and highest seniority pilot at Southwest, not the CEO or even the managerial Chief Pilot. Dan Reed, Forbes, 17 June 2021 As a result, Scottish firm EQ Travel Management expects international travel, for leisure and corporate, might not recover until 2024, although the pace of the vaccination rollout could speed that up. BostonGlobe.com, 17 June 2021 As a result, 17% of Black, 16% of Hispanic and 16% of Asian-American homeowners were behind on their mortgage in early 2021 — more than twice as much as the 7% share of White homeowners. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 17 June 2021 As a result, many of Smith’s early features appeared in Paper. Blake Newby, Essence, 17 June 2021 As a result, there is a natural flow between indoors and out. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 17 June 2021 Ilya did help frame Reddington as a traitor, and as a result concocted the plan to impersonate Reddington following his death. Jodi Walker, EW.com, 17 June 2021 As a result, these workers are among the millions of women — and specifically women of color — who have borne the brunt of the pandemic and its economic fallout. CNN, 17 June 2021

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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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18 Jun 2021

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“Result.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/result. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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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.
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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