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 result (audio) \ adjective
resultless \ ri-​ˈzəlt-​ləs How to pronounce result (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 That very same high-pressure system will slide offshore by tonight, giving us a bit of an easterly flow that may will result in some early-morning fog or low-level clouds tomorrow. Washington Post, 19 Sep. 2021 Given that the contract behind the China Dream is founded on the exchange of liberty for prosperity a negative wealth effect may result in a more angry populace. Mike O'sullivan, Forbes, 18 Sep. 2021 This suggests that the antibody may not result from milder Covid-19 cases, which would be consistent with previous research linking the presence of similar antibodies to severe infection. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, 15 Sep. 2021 It's even become a little commonplace these days for our Housewives to get caught up in federal investigations that may result in jail time. Jodi Walker, EW.com, 13 Sep. 2021 The pandemic may result in a widening of the wealth gap between Black and white Americans unless policy interventions are taken, the report stated. Julie Washington, cleveland, 7 Sep. 2021 Wild poliovirus can cause polio, an infectious disease that targets the nervous system and may result in paralysis, or even death. Matshidiso Moeti, STAT, 5 Sep. 2021 The league also noted his violation came shortly after NFL staff made a presentation reminding players of the mask-wearing requirements and that penalties may result to players who fail to do so. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, 26 Aug. 2021 The Fire Department said in a statement that the matter has been submitted to its Professional Standards Division for investigation, which may result in disciplinary action. Justin Ray, Los Angeles Times, 25 Aug. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The reality is that some legislative ideas sound great on the surface, but digging below and listening to experts in the field would certainly help the political understanding that there are better ways to achieve the same result. Rick Helfenbein, Forbes, 21 Sep. 2021 Canadians gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party a victory in Monday's parliamentary elections, but his gamble to win a majority of seats failed and nearly mirrored the result of two years ago. Rob Gillies, ajc, 21 Sep. 2021 Canadians gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party a victory in Monday’s parliamentary elections, but his gamble to win a majority of seats failed and nearly mirrored the result of two years ago. Robert Gillies, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Sep. 2021 Last result: 9-0 win against Paraguay at Cleveland's FirstEnergy Stadium. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, 21 Sep. 2021 The piece’s inspiration resonates with his result of working life. Frank Miles, Fox News, 21 Sep. 2021 Dallas is favored to win the division this season and as a result opened at -6.5 at home. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 21 Sep. 2021 The result of the postmortems discovered none of the penguins had external physical injuries save for multiple bees stings. Asha C. Gilbert, USA TODAY, 20 Sep. 2021 But every result at this point in the season will likely have major implications for each team’s hopes of reaching the playoffs. Caitlin Murray, oregonlive, 20 Sep. 2021

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

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“Result.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/result. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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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 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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