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

That’s a lot of grass and would result in significant wear and tear on a residential-grade mower in the course of the season. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Lawn Mower Buyer's Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Buy the Right Mower," 22 Feb. 2019 The resulting wall treatment creates an ever-so-subtle nod to bubbles foaming from a bath, a motif the designer repeated with a globe pendant and sconces from Visual Comfort. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Creative Tile Turns a Scary '90s Bathroom Into a Fresh, Fun Space," 27 Feb. 2019 Microsoft envisions that the resulting stream of images could be shared on social media or printed. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft uses AI to bring the Met's art collection to the web—and your Instagram," 4 Feb. 2019 The resulting image of the couple was like something out of a Balenciaga campaign. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Now We Know Who Takes All of Bella Hadid’s Best Paparazzi Pictures," 28 Jan. 2019 Some teens are boiling used tampons in water and drinking the resulting concoction in order to get high. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Teens are Reportedly Boiling Used Tampons to Get High," 9 Jan. 2019 If the Yellowstone super volcano were to blow, and if the eruption resembled the big ones that occurred hundreds of thousands of years ago, the resulting far-flung ash spewing out could devastate the U.S., Live Science reported. Fox News, "Quakes and eruptions spark talks of Yellowstone supervolcano," 2 Oct. 2018 The resulting super-affordable foundation leaves a matte finish that looks flawless in pics. Allure, "The 17 Best Drugstore Foundations for All Your Coverage Needs," 6 Sep. 2018 According to the Mayo Clinic, hormonal fluctuations during the menstrual cycle prompt endometriosis lesions to become thick and bleed, so stabilizing your hormone levels may result in less pain. Colleen Stinchcombe, SELF, "How Does Endometriosis Impact Fertility?," 8 Feb. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

And throughout the week, the reality star and makeup mogul has been taking crimped hair, which made a number of appearances during fashion month, for a test drive, with stunning results. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Kim Kardashian West Is Bringing Crimped Hair Back in a Big Way," 14 Mar. 2019 As a result, our eyes were large, wide-set, and crooked. Ariel Henley, Allure, "How Fashion Lets Me Embrace the Physical Differences Caused by Crouzon Syndrome," 12 Mar. 2019 Apparently, not everyone was too pleased with the Best Picture Oscars results. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Most Awkward Moments From the 2019 Oscars," 25 Feb. 2019 With results in from about 90% of companies in the S&P 500, firms ranging from energy refiners to toy makers to banks have grown profits. Akane Otani, WSJ, "Earnings Help Steer Stock Market’s Recovery," 24 Feb. 2019 The capsule is slated to stay about a month before leaving the station and returning to Earth with results of numerous experiments. Loren Grush, The Verge, "Watch SpaceX launch thousands of pounds of cargo and experiments to the International Space Station," 5 Dec. 2018 Needless to say, Andrea and Hannah’s other friends are pretty pleased with the result. Kim Quindlen, Teen Vogue, "College Students Play Wrapping Paper Prank on Roommate," 4 Dec. 2018 These samples are tested and sent to a lab, with the results later added to the 5 Gyres Institute global database, an organization that engages citizens to monitor plastic marine pollution. Tyler Wetherall, Condé Nast Traveler, "The All-Women Sailing Crew Trying to Save the Ocean of Plastic," 27 Nov. 2018 Rachel was so drawn to their incredibly soft texture, which was a result of all the time spent hanging on a line outside in the sun and wind. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Snowe’s New Linen Bedding is the Key to Sweet Dreams," 26 Feb. 2019

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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.
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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