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result

verb re·sult \ ri-ˈzəlt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of result

intransitive verb
1 a :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
2 :revert 2

Examples of result in a Sentence

  1. If you take this drug, side effects may result.

Recent Examples of result from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of result

Middle English, from Medieval Latin resultare, from Latin, to rebound, from re- + saltare to leap — more at saltation


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result

noun

Definition of result

1 :something that results as a consequence, issue, or conclusion; also :beneficial or tangible effect :fruit
2 :something obtained by calculation or investigation

resultful

play \ri-ˈzəlt-fəl\ adjective

resultless

play \ri-ˈzəlt-ləs\ adjective

Examples of result in a Sentence

  1. The book is the result of years of hard work and dedication.

  2. The end result of his work was a classic American novel.

  3. The investigation continued without result.

Recent Examples of result from the Web

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First Known Use of result

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RESULT Defined for English Language Learners

result

verb

Definition of result for English Language Learners

  • : to happen because of something else that happened or was done before : to be caused by something else


result

noun

Definition of result for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

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result

verb re·sult \ ri-ˈzəlt \

Definition of result for Students

resulted; resulting
1 :to come about as an effect
  • Flooding resulted from heavy rain.
2 :to end as an effect
  • The storm resulted in tree damage.

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result

noun

Definition of result for Students

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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