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

The deadliest school shooting in Florida history resulted in continued scrutiny of law enforcement response to the massacre, a wave of student activism over gun control and a state law offering some new limits on firearm purchases. Nicholas Nehamas And David Ovalle, miamiherald, "‘I can go shoot them.’ Another threat from Parkland school shooter went ignored.," 11 July 2018 The efforts of Payne and Dephilippis resulted in more than $71,000 being raised for various charities and causes. Julie Gallant, Ramona Sentinel, "Megan Kelly crowned 2018 Miss Ramona," 10 July 2018 The fracas resulted in suspensions for Kelly and Austin, fines for six other players and coaches, and the sense that maybe Boston and New York players again resent each other as much as (all right, close to as much as) Boston and New York fans do. Alex Putterman, The Atlantic, "The Yankees–Red Sox Rivalry Is Back in Full Force," 28 June 2018 Three resulted in false-accusation rulings, and three were unsubstantiated. John H. Tucker, Daily Intelligencer, "Rape at Rosie’s," 26 June 2018 According to local news outlet TribLIVE.com, the Friday night protest resulted in road closures as downtown Pittsburgh's Homestead Grays Bridge was blocked by attendees. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Police Shooting of Antwon Rose Sparks Protests in Pittsburgh," 24 June 2018 The uncertainty at the border resulted after Mr. Trump abruptly reversed policy in the face of an international outcry over the separation of children from their parents. CBS News, "Confusion at the border after Trump's executive order," 22 June 2018 The resulting economic boom, replete with high levels of innovation and growing paychecks for the long-suffering middle class, would reduce the deficit, while making all America’s other problems easier to solve. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Corporations Invested Their Tax Cuts Into Stock Buybacks That Didn’t Even Work," 9 July 2018 The resulting mural depicts Crete's founding family: Willard and Dyantha Wood and their baby daughter. Dennis Sullivan, Daily Southtown, "New mural in Crete opens a window into historic building's past," 6 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

But some mainstream biologists and neuroscientists are critical of the results. Katia Moskvitch, WIRED, "Slime Molds Remember—But Do They Learn?," 14 July 2018 Neither corrects the imbalance, and killing results in strong or smarter bobcats moving into the area. Aditi Shrikant, BostonGlobe.com, "When wild animals urbanize," 13 July 2018 It’s named because there are three ways for a result in this proposition: win, lose or draw. Ed Barkowitz, Philly.com, "Atlantic City bookies offer odds and props for Sunday's World Cup final between France and Croatia," 13 July 2018 This kind of mark making ultimately results in something like the exhibit of mixed media drawings by Glenn Goldberg that are on view in Howard Community College’s Richard B. Talkin Family Art Gallery. Mike Giuliano, Howard County Times, "Connecting the dots in Goldberg's variations," 13 July 2018 Still to come is the publication of the results of a third-party investigation into why Dr. Lawrence G. Nassar was able to get away with molesting athletes for decades. New York Times, "As New Head of U.S.O.C., Sarah Hirshland ‘Has Much Work to Do’," 12 July 2018 The result in 2006 came despite the fact that the president himself was a Texan. The Economist, "Demography is not destinyBuilding a multiracial coalition is more difficult than it seems," 12 July 2018 But that can be tricky, especially when cryptocurrency’s high volatility results in frequent price swings. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "Robinhood Adds Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin in Push to Expand Crypto," 12 July 2018 Whittel says those who follow the plan should see results in 15 days. Sam Gillette, PEOPLE.com, "Nutrition Expert Naomi Whittel Says Intermittent Fasting Can 'Help Us Live More Youthfully'," 12 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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