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

This clash of cultures has resulted in a delightfully layered nation where the official languages are Dutch, English, and Papiamentu, which is a mix of Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, and some African dialects. Kaitlin Menza, Town & Country, "The Best Things to Do, Eat, and See in Curaçao," 8 Jan. 2019 His death — which is currently being reviewed by the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office and has yet to result in any indictments — gained national attention as another instance of lethal police force enacted upon an unarmed black body. Lincoln Anthony Blades, Teen Vogue, "Stevante Clark is Running for Mayor of Sacramento," 3 Jan. 2019 China announced a plan to relax those partnership rules this year, which quickly resulted in moves like Tesla’s announcement of a Gigafactory in China, or BMW buying out a supermajority of its Chinese partner. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Tesla’s competition for the Model Y is growing quickly in China," 21 Dec. 2018 The self-flagellation was due to his rumored stepping out on the mother of his child with an Instagram model named Summer Bunni, which resulted in Cardi announcing the end of their engagement last week. Vogue, "Was Cardi B, or Her Publicist, in on Offset's "Surprise" Appearance at Her Show?," 17 Dec. 2018 At the AT&T Spark event, an overlay atop the Tomb Raider screen showed that latencies rarely climbed above 15 ms or so, which resulted in surprisingly smooth gameplay. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "I played Shadow of the Tomb Raider over 5G, and it didn't suck," 11 Sep. 2018 The northern and southern lights result when such particles slam into molecules high up in Earth's atmosphere, generating a glow. Mike Wall, Space.com, "Hole in Sun's Atmosphere Amps Up Northern Lights," 11 Sep. 2018 City officials pointed to significant progress in reducing rainwater runoff — and the resulting overflows — across the city in recent decades. Winnie Hu, The Seattle Times, "What happens when 25,000 Amazon workers flush toilets?," 11 Dec. 2018 In July, Twitter also made moves to remove potentially inauthentic activity, resulting in some celebs losing thousands to millions of followers. Hanna Howard, Teen Vogue, "Instagram Announces Steps Against Inauthentic Engagement on the App," 19 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Try to exert an even amount of pressure as the food feeds through the tubes to achieve uniform results and only feed through while the processor is in operation. Betty Gold, Good Housekeeping, "The 7 Best Food Processors to Buy, According to Kitchen Appliance Experts," 1 Feb. 2019 The results, while frustrating, shouldn't be surprising. Ellen Sheng, Marie Claire, "Women Need to Think About Investing Differently Than Men," 30 Jan. 2019 Remedies include reversal of a game’s result or the rescheduling of a game — in its entirety or from the point when the act occurred. Kevin Mcgill, The Seattle Times, "NFL playoff ‘do-over’ lawsuit moved to federal court," 28 Jan. 2019 One message from Caterpillar’s disappointing results: The China slowdown is real this time. Justin Lahart, WSJ, "Caterpillar’s Stumble Was No Chinese Puzzle," 28 Jan. 2019 In other words, spending some quality time with yourself is good for your overall well-being and results in greater life satisfaction. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Woman's Day, "30 Fun Things to Do By Yourself in Your Lifetime," 3 Jan. 2019 For Benjamin, part of the project of fascism is to render politics aesthetic (communism, conversely, renders art political), and the result of the fascist trajectory is that war begins to hold enormous aesthetic value. Constance Grady, Vox, "What it means that we keep talking about America like it’s a TV show," 27 Dec. 2018 Your hair won't be weighed down by dead ends and the results will leave you with flowing locks. Jillian Ruffo, Seventeen, "8 Insanely Easy Tips For The Softest Hair Of Your Life," 28 Nov. 2018 The result: last week, bank stocks posted their strongest five-day gains in more than two years. Telis Demos, WSJ, "Bank Investors Look Beyond Trading Revenue to Deliver Strong Gains," 20 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 \
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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