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 About 5% of all homicides in Mexico result in arrests and convictions. Dennis Wagner, USA TODAY, "Made in America. Dead in Mexico. The massacre of a family this week highlights 'grave problem' of gun smuggling," 9 Nov. 2019 Flooding potter’s fields will still result in a horrifying display of visible human remains. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Extreme Weather Could Wreak Havoc on Cemeteries," 7 Nov. 2019 In contrast, nucleases primarily result in an uncontrollable mixture of indels at the target site. Sharon Begley, STAT, "You had questions for David Liu about CRISPR, prime editing, and advice to young scientists. He has answers," 6 Nov. 2019 There’s evidence that suggests a Twitter presence can result in a surge of donations for unknown candidates, even favoring newcomers to incumbents. Amrita Khalid, Quartz, "Twitter’s political ad ban won’t stop politicians getting their messages out," 6 Nov. 2019 If widely adopted, this may result in a situation where the only content that remains online is that which complies with all the laws of every country in the world. Dan Jerker B Svantesson, Quartz India, "An Indian court’s recent ruling further endangers internet freedom as we know it," 5 Nov. 2019 Irreversible eye damage or even permanent blindness can result. Mike Lynch, Twin Cities, "Mike Lynch: Action-packed November stargazing," 3 Nov. 2019 While the numbers seem small and the data covers only a limited period, the change could result in multiple feet of sea level rise by century's end. Brady Dennis, Anchorage Daily News, "The sea ice used to protect them. Now their island is crumbling into the sea.," 1 Nov. 2019 Mechanical delays or other issues may result in a plane swap. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "A United flight from Indianapolis to Chicago just got a lot cushier with new plane," 1 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Many of the first-half turnovers were the result of too many players going too fast, especially freshmen like Scott, who got two quick fouls, and Makhi Mitchell, who made his first start and wound up with four fouls in a little over four minutes. Don Markus, baltimoresun.com, "No. 7 Maryland overcomes 14 first-half turnovers to beat Rhode Island, 73-55, with balanced scoring," 10 Nov. 2019 The last of those was the result of a hit from defensive end Mustafa Johnson — a refrain that popped up throughout Saturday’s win. Matt Schubert, The Denver Post, "Buffs notebook: Defense breaks 30-point streak with “physical” effort against Stanford," 9 Nov. 2019 The recent warming trend is the result of a persistent high pressure ridge along the West Coast, which is forcing warm Pacific air north over Alaska and shipping cold polar air south. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "It’s November and Southcentral Alaska’s unusually warm fall has some plants putting out spring buds," 8 Nov. 2019 While any sort of vaccination can lead to SIRVA, researchers found the majority were the result of the influenza vaccine. Leah Groth, Health.com, "What You Need to Know About SIRVA, a Rare Side Effect of the Flu Shot," 8 Nov. 2019 Today there are leaves and branches on the grass and in the flower beds, the result of last night’s winds. Kiley Bense, Longreads, "Whose Boots on the Ground," 7 Nov. 2019 Every dish is the result of an extraordinary amount of effort. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "The Restaurant at Pearl Morissette Offers a Tasting Menu for the Climate-Conscious Era," 7 Nov. 2019 Despite the vitriol, results of the Nov. 5 balloting proved there are people in the larger community who respect the candidates enough to go to the polls and vote for them. Jeanne Houck, Cincinnati.com, "Professor who teaches a class on trolling and social media elected to Forest Hills school board," 7 Nov. 2019 The weeklong delay, one day shorter than an earlier proposal, is the result of a settlement with an environmental group over whale entanglements in commercial Dungeness crab fishing gear. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area 2019 commercial Dungeness crab season delayed to Nov. 22," 6 Nov. 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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13 Nov 2019

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The first known use of result was in the 15th century

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result

verb
How to pronounce result (audio)

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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