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 Superintendent Ben Hegedish said the move will not only keep an experienced educator in the classroom, but also result in a savings of about $40,000 annually, since Schuld will be able to draw retirement pay. Chris M. Worrell, cleveland, 3 June 2021 In pregnant people, invasive listeriosis may cause only flu-like symptoms (such as fatigue or muscle aches) but result in serious pregnancy complications. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 2 June 2021 Still, there was some relief that the flooding didn't get bad enough to cause major damage to homes or result in more casualties. Nick Perry, Star Tribune, 31 May 2021 Some work environments are healthy and result in an open sharing of ideas and techniques. Expert Panel, Forbes, 28 May 2021 Montgomery called on Southwest Airlines to make sure the flying public is aware that disruptive or violent behavior is punishable through local and federal laws and could result in a ban on flying with the airline. Chris Boyette And David Williams, CNN, 26 May 2021 Having to track and store such records would be technically inefficient, the company said, and could result in innocent people being investigated by law enforcement. Jeff Horwitz, WSJ, 26 May 2021 Hurricanes most often occur in our late summer months, and often result in major and extended power outages. Bill Mckibben, The New Yorker, 26 May 2021 The largest fine the agency can seek is $35,000, but multiple offenses can result in a higher penalty, officials told CBS News. Errol Barnett, CBS News, 19 May 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Current anti-obesity drugs on the market result in a weight loss of about 6% to 12%, according to Kushner. Arielle Mitropoulos, ABC News, 4 June 2021 When Newton didn’t finish practice as a result of discomfort in his right hand, Agholor spent time checking in with his teammate. BostonGlobe.com, 4 June 2021 Its rise is not a result of global intervention but rather the actions of its founders. Sam Bahour, Washington Post, 3 June 2021 However, a strong result in either direction could influence how Congress chooses to act with its NIL bill. Erick Smith, USA TODAY, 3 June 2021 Several of this year’s Knicks, including Derrick Rose, Alec Burks, Nerlens Noel, Reggie Bullock and Elfrid Payton, will be free agents this summer — the result of a strategy in recent years to stack their rosters with short-term contracts. New York Times, 3 June 2021 The Pentagon is expected to release a report this month on UFO sightings, the result of a program designed to record and investigate sightings by the U.S. military. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 2 June 2021 And it’s not only the result of wives finally reaching their breaking point with their snoring husbands. Wendy Troxel, Time, 2 June 2021 Natalia Derevyanny, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office, said Hilk’s death was determined to have been accidental and the result of lidocaine and monoethylglycinexylidide toxicity. Katherine Rosenberg-douglas, chicagotribune.com, 2 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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6 Jun 2021

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“Result.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/result. Accessed 12 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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