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

Charmed and Play resulted in a dreamy lid wash that alternately flashed violet and peach in the cool winter light. Sarah Wu, Glamour, "If You Buy Only One Palette This Year, Make It This," 29 Nov. 2018 For instance, women’s forced exodus from the UK’s burgeoning early computing industry resulted in British computing’s premature decline. Casey Newton, The Verge, "One easy thing Facebook should do in Myanmar," 10 Nov. 2018 The frame rate struggled to keep constant though, and in certain demos turning my head side-to-side resulted in flickering black areas as the headset rushed to draw in the missing information. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "HTC Vive Focus hands-on impressions: No-PC, no-wires VR at a too-steep price," 9 Nov. 2018 Cortex's failed attempt to turn the Bandicoot into a minion results in rebellion. Harold Goldberg, chicagotribune.com, "Classic games, lovingly reimagined in 'Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy'," 13 July 2018 On international itineraries, passengers may be able to recover reimbursement under Article 19 of the Montreal Convention for expenses resulting from a delayed or canceled flight by filing a claim with the airline. Eric Jordan, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do When Your Flight Is Canceled or Delayed," 20 Nov. 2018 Though the Camp Fire resulted from a perfect set of extreme fire conditions that all coincidentally came together at the same time, some of those conditions were years in the making. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Why the Camp Fire in Northern California is so severe," 14 Nov. 2018 To me, the most reassuring change in our government resulting from Tuesday’s election is that despite my candidate’s loss, there is a new makeup of the House of Representatives. Michael Pincus, Teen Vogue, "Losing in the Midterm Elections Isn’t the End," 9 Nov. 2018 Any differences between the two images could theoretically result from light signals produced by E.T. (though there could of course be natural explanations as well). Mike Wall, Space.com, "Student Project Scans Sky for Alien Laser Beams," 29 Sep. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The startup recently laid off and furloughed hundreds of employees as a result of the ongoing fight with Evergrande. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Faraday Future CEO’s long trail of debt is finally catching up to him," 8 Dec. 2018 As a result of the cuts, defense spending across the board was reduced. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "What's Behind the Stark Rise in U.S. Military Accidents?," 6 Dec. 2018 The result is a wide-ranging selection of light and neutrals as well as both muted and more saturated colors that are versatile and approachable. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "This New Company Is Cutting Out The Annoying Parts Of Painting We’ve Just Come To Accept As Normal," 6 Dec. 2018 Yet amazingly, no deaths were reported as a result of the 7.0 quake—a testament to Alaska’s commitment to resilience. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "Alaska’s earthquake didn’t kill anyone—here’s why," 3 Dec. 2018 In a truly vicious cycle, the fact that women and girls are more likely to develop anxiety and depression as a result of their ADHD also contributes to our widespread underdiagnosis. Kayleigh Roberts, Allure, "Why Women With ADHD Like Me Get Diagnosed So Late in Adulthood," 25 Oct. 2018 As a result, thousands of people died due to cold, hunger, and disease. Maka Monture, Teen Vogue, "10 Films That Show How the U.S. Has Mistreated Native Americans and Alaska Natives," 22 Nov. 2018 As a result, Schiaparelli slammed into the Martian ground, creating a new crater on the surface. Loren Grush, The Verge, "NASA’s InSight lander has just six and a half minutes to land on Mars in one piece," 21 Nov. 2018 Trump has also made claims about Google search results censoring positive news about him that took seconds to refute. Aaron Rupar, Vox, "Every sentence of Trump’s tweet accusing Democrats of “collusion” with Russia is a lie," 15 Nov. 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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