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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The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson has a knack for keeping it real, but the star has never been more relatable than during the latest Cross Battles results episode. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "'The Voice' Caught Kelly Clarkson Reacting to the Eliminations in the Most Shocking Way," 27 Apr. 2019 His recalibration necessitated a huge clothing and accessories purge—for one thing, Glassman whittled down his sneakers from 50 to 25 pairs—that has resulted in a hyper-tidy duo of town and country closets. Vanessa Lawrence, ELLE Decor, "Oprah's Style Guru Adam Glassman Has Closets of Your Dreams," 16 Apr. 2019 Writers have long said that this practice results in conflicts of interest and takes money out of their pockets. Kim Kelly, Teen Vogue, "Hollywood's Labor Force Has Always Had to Fight for Workers' Rights," 23 Apr. 2019 Sadly, the Notre-Dame Cathedral—the iconic Parisian monument—caught fire on Monday, resulting in the collapse of its roof and wooden spire. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Top Designers on What Notre-Dame Means to Them," 17 Apr. 2019 It's made from the same rice ingredient as Mochi, resulting in a lightly color batter and a delicious rich, buttery vanilla flavor. Sophia Caraballo, Woman's Day, "Trader Joe's Is Releasing 7 New Products for Spring and Summer," 9 Apr. 2019 In addition to the potential for infections and resulting tissue loss, or worse, there are likely ramifications for the ability to localize sound. Kaleigh Fasanella, Allure, "A Man Had Part of His Ear Cut Out in a Controversial “Conch Removal” Procedure," 28 Mar. 2019 The tanker problems predate this week’s crash of a Boeing 737 MAX airliner being flown by Ethiopian Airlines, resulting in a global grounding of the passenger jet following an earlier crash of the same aircraft model last year. ... Doug Cameron, WSJ, "U.S. Rebukes Boeing Over Tanker," 14 Mar. 2019 The intent may have been to randomize, but her distinct taste nevertheless results in a provocative collection of digital curios. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "How One Honolulu-Based Artist Gets Dressed to Work in Paradise," 7 Mar. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

As a result, ICE is emboldened to pursue virtually any immigrant in its path. Natascha Uhlmann, Teen Vogue, "How Activists Can Fight Back Against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)," 13 May 2019 That includes a sharp decline on Thursday after Tivity reported first-quarter results Wednesday evening. ... Charley Grant, WSJ, "Watch This Fitness Stock Flex," 10 May 2019 High school sweethearts become husband and wife As a result, Christina ended up dating Willie all throughout high school. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Today' Star Willie Geist and His Wife Have, Hands Down, the Craziest Love Story in the World," 9 May 2019 As a result, her shoe choices are often unexpected and counterintuitive (in a good way). Vogue, "Kendall Jenner Is Bringing Back This Classic Grunge Shoe," 5 May 2019 Jin is a postdoctoral scholar in ASU's School of Earth and Space Exploration and the lead author on the paper published May 1 in Science Advances reporting the results. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "What Finding Water on an Ancient Asteroid Means for Life on Earth," 2 May 2019 As a result, states like South Carolina, which has a renewable portfolio standard but limited wind resources, are meeting their goals with solar power. Umair Irfan, Vox, "4 maps that show who’s being left behind in America’s wind-power boom," 28 Mar. 2019 Still, uncertainty remains over how the U.S. and China will resolve their costly trade dispute and how a slowing global economy will affect corporate profits as companies begin to report results for the first quarter next month. Elaine Kurtenbach, The Seattle Times, "Asian shares mixed following rebound on Wall Street," 26 Mar. 2019 What's covered and for how long varies widely among brands, but typical wear items such as brake pads and exterior paint are almost never included in the warranty—unless the damage is the result of a manufacturing defect. Car and Driver, "A Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Could Be a Great Deal," 22 Jan. 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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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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