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

The resulting increase in travel time would be slight — only 16 seconds. Steven Litt, cleveland.com, "Shaker Square plan offers bold solutions, but real work has only begun — Steven Litt," 7 July 2019 Another friend, Joe (Peixin Chen), dies in a boxing match against someone in a green suit that appears invisible in the resulting footage. Joshua Barone, New York Times, "Review: Ivo van Hove’s ‘Mahagonny’ Does Justice to Brecht and Weill," 7 July 2019 The resulting revenues constitute a spectacular 20 percent of the nation’s GDP. Brett Berk, WIRED, "Norway Invites You to Explore Its Electric Vehicle Paradise," 6 July 2019 The resulting number plays a big role in whether someone is offered credit, and at what rate. The Economist, "A brief history—and future—of credit scores," 6 July 2019 These biomaterials can take different forms – films, gels, sponges – depending on what properties are desired in the resulting tissue. Natalie R. Rubio, The Conversation, "So far cultured meat has been burgers – the next big challenge is animal-free steaks," 5 July 2019 Some say the resulting noise was intended to ward off evil spirits. Claire Wolters, National Geographic, "Red, white, and boom? How fireworks came to America," 3 July 2019 The resulting objects did not look like normal planets or disks anymore but instead something in between. Simon J. Lock, Scientific American, "When Earth and the Moon Were One," 2 July 2019 South African artist Beezy Bailey was commissioned to gather driftwood on the island; the resulting Tinker Bell–inspired sculpture now hangs over the sitting room fireplace. Gisela Williams, ELLE Decor, "An Idyllic Hotel on a Remote Island Off Scotland That Inspired Peter Pan," 1 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Gardner is the 60th person to die in 2019 as a result of homicide. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al.com, "Man killed in drive-by shooting outside Birmingham motorcycle club identified," 8 July 2019 That arrangement has since come under intense public scrutiny as the result of a Miami Herald investigation that examined how it was handled by then-US Attorney Alexander Acosta, who now serves as labor secretary in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Jeffrey Epstein indictment unsealed: Girls as young as 14 in alleged sex ring," 8 July 2019 The reason, the polls have found, is that Florida is now on the front lines of climate change, as Miami and other cities experience consistent, damaging flooding as a result of sea level rise and a warming planet. Katie Rogers, New York Times, "Trump Saw Opportunity in Speech on Environment. Critics Saw a ‘“1984” Moment.’," 8 July 2019 Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy was sent to the hospital Sunday as the result of a collision in a play at the plate with the Houston Astros' Jake Marisnick. Jace Evans, USA TODAY, "'(Expletive) play!' Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina rips play that injured Jonathan Lucroy," 8 July 2019 Fish kills have occurred in private stock ponds as a result of blue-green algal blooms, and there have been a few reports of livestock dying from drinking water contaminated with blue-green toxins. Danny Hermosillo, Houston Chronicle, "Algae bloom forces closures of Mississippi beaches; could it spread to the Texas coast?," 8 July 2019 My interest in a healthy lifestyle started as a result of the loss of my dearest friends to AIDS. Kevin Smothers, latimes.com, "Designer Norma Kamali unveils her new, inclusive skin-care line," 8 July 2019 The fear that immigrant communities are experiencing as the result of the Administration’s open hostility toward them was not an issue that the Court was asked to address in the census case. Cristian Farias, The New Yorker, "The Battle Over the Census Citizenship Question Is Now About Civil Rights," 8 July 2019 One victim was unconscious and despite the best life saving measures applied was pronounced dead on-scene as a result of the crash. Indianapolis Star, "1 dead, 1 critical in Johnson County crash on I-65," 7 July 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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