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

Although the actual timing of starting and ending ketosis will vary from person to person, for most people, most IF protocols are unlikely to result in ketosis. SELF, "What You Need to Know Before Trying Intermittent Fasting," 7 Nov. 2018 VoiceoverPete, otherwise known as Presenter Pete Ace, is one of Fiverr’s most popular users, but a recent ban for suspicious behavior has resulted in YouTube’s meme community coming out to support him. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "YouTube’s favorite Fiverr actor is banned from the service," 6 Nov. 2018 The problem, rather, appears to lie in the relatively low wages Russia pays in its aerospace industry and resulting quality-control issues. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Dramatic footage of Soyuz accident shows rocket booster collision," 1 Nov. 2018 Many Dancing With the Stars fans were absolutely enraged at the elimination results last night. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "‘Dancing with the Stars’ Fans Are Livid at Bobby Bones and Joe Amabile After Last Night," 16 Oct. 2018 The resulting in an imbalance between what is offered on the internet and what customers can get their hands on in real life is one thing Waldman wanted to address. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Universal Standard Disrupts Retail with the World’s Most Size Inclusive Store," 15 Oct. 2018 The State Department acknowledges that the screening and vetting procedures have resulted in fewer refugee admissions in 2018. Fox News, "Trump refugee policy leaves thousands stranded outside US," 7 Oct. 2018 Many researchers have previously suggested that sufficiently large variations in the laws of physics would result in lifeless universes, so that only small differences in the fundamental constants would be permitted. Charles Q. Choi, Space.com, "Why Alternate Universes Might Also Host Life Around their Stars," 26 Sep. 2018 The global blockchain market is expected to grow by about 43 percent between 2017 and 2022, resulting in nearly $14 billion in revenue, according to a March report by Netscribes. Rebecca Lurye, courant.com, "How Seven Stars Cloud Plans To Spend $283M In West Hartford," 14 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

According to an estimate by CNN, nearly 250,000 people across the state have been evacuated from their homes as a result. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "Bella Hadid Posted a Heartbreaking Instagram About the California Wildfires," 10 Nov. 2018 As a result, some political insiders suggest Mueller’s team may deliver their findings and final indictments sooner rather than later. Cindy Otis, Teen Vogue, "Why Jeff Sessions's Resignation May Be Sketchier Than You Think," 8 Nov. 2018 As a result, these users generate more advertising revenue for social media companies, on average, than users in other parts of the world. Rani Molla, Recode, "Social media growth is over in the U.S. — which is its most valuable market," 5 Nov. 2018 As a result, the Big Little Lies star went on to insist that her own naked picture was run as the main magazine cover in honor of Bonet. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Zoe Kravitz Posed Naked in 'Rolling Stone' to Honor Her Mom's Iconic Cover," 29 Oct. 2018 As a result, the whole spacecraft burned up during atmospheric re-entry without having released the Sprites. Steve Nadis, Discover Magazine, "The Tiny Satellites That Might Fly to Another Solar System," 18 Oct. 2018 Lucrative crops that account for about $2 billion of the Georgia economy were completely destroyed as a result of Hurricane Michael, Southern Living reports. Eileen Reslen, Country Living, "Hurricane Michael Completely Destroys Crops on Georgia Farms," 12 Oct. 2018 The actions Intel is taking will ripple through the PC market, and could mean higher PC prices as a result. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Intel supply woes could lead to pricier PCs, or a stampede to AMD's Ryzen," 28 Sep. 2018 The result is that each of the objects in the house has a profound, almost vibrating presence. Gisela Williams, ELLE Decor, "A Portuguese Family Manor is Transformed Into a Heritage-Rich Island Getaway," 17 Sep. 2018

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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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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.

: 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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