result

1 of 2

verb

re·​sult ri-ˈzəlt How to pronounce result (audio)
resulted; resulting; results

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

result

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noun

1
: something that results as a consequence, issue, or conclusion
also : beneficial or tangible effect : fruit
2
: something obtained by calculation or investigation
resultful adjective
resultless 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.
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
The problem for Fishman and other sellers resulted from a change in how Target promoted deals for Circle Week. Annie Palmer, CNBC, 13 July 2024 Projects like their Who Wants to Be a Millionaire appearance and November's Good Burger 2 resulted. Raechal Shewfelt, EW.com, 12 July 2024
Noun
The report does not include when a shooter harms themselves, nor shootings that were the result of another unrelated crime. Sara Chernikoff, USA TODAY, 14 July 2024 Finding solutions The result from the study won’t become available until about six to eight weeks after the survey is completed. Kate Robins, Charlotte Observer, 13 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for result 

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Word History

Etymology

Verb

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

First Known Use

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Noun

1610, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of result was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Result.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/result. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

result

1 of 2 verb
re·​sult ri-ˈzəlt How to pronounce result (audio)
1
: to come about as an effect, consequence, or conclusion
disease results from infection
2
: to have as an effect
the disease results in death

result

2 of 2 noun
1
: something that comes about as an effect or end
2
: a good or clear effect
this method gets results
3
: something obtained by calculation or investigation
resultful adjective
resultless adjective

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