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

But extracting these cannabinoids from the buds of the plant is costly, energy-intensive, and often toxic, resulting in chemical byproducts that pollute watersheds. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Use Yeast to Produce Cannabinoids Affordably and Efficiently," 1 Mar. 2019 This results in him taking Lizzie at her word, walking up to Roger, and repeatedly punching him in the face. Mehera Bonner, Harper's BAZAAR, "Brianna Finally Reunites with Claire (and Meets Jamie!) on Outlander," 31 Dec. 2018 Disputes over permitting have resulted in legal battles with no end on the horizon. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "King Coal isn’t dead—he’s just been exiled from the US," 20 Dec. 2018 There’s also an in-display fingerprint sensor, as if this phone wasn’t on-trend enough, resulting in a screen-to-body ratio of just over 95 percent. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Lenovo’s Z5 Pro is a cheaper take on the slider phone trend," 1 Nov. 2018 The resulting range is polished without being ostentatious, much like its namesake. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "This Icelandic Outerwear Label Has Shearling for All Seasons," 29 Mar. 2019 The resulting collection, then, presents a range of prints (14, to be specific, in dozens of colorways) which can, in various combinations, skew understated or all-out maximalist. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "One of the Most Iconic Wallpapers of All Time Is Back," 20 Mar. 2019 The fact that the secondary bubble-producing fermentation occurs in a vat instead of individual bottles makes the process, and thus the resulting wine, less expensive; making prosecco a winner for mixing mimosas, but less nuanced to sip solo. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Prosecco Isn't the Champagne of Italy, Franciacorta Is," 15 Mar. 2019 The resulting combat is possibly one of the longest battle sequences in cinema. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Game of Thrones Cast Had a "Really Miserable" Time Filming the Season 8 Battle Scene," 4 Mar. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Although the Targaryen’s ancestral castle is a result of some serious CGI, the treacherous and winding staircase actually does exist. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "The Game of Thrones Filming Locations You Can Visit In Real Life," 10 Apr. 2019 Slate asked medical examiners whether they were caused by the crash, and was told the bruises were old but recent—and not a result of the accident. Lauren Smiley, Glamour, "Sarah Hart Was ‘Intoxicated’: Everything We’ve Learned So Far About the Hart Family From the Coroner’s Inquest," 5 Apr. 2019 The two chairs are the result of my obsession with traditional three-legged stools. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, "The Africa-Inspired Furniture Designs of Jomo Tariku Are Just Gorgeous," 1 Apr. 2019 The attention on agricultural communities and issues is the result of a recognition that Democrats need to do more to win over rural voters, especially in places like Iowa. Alexandra Jaffe, The Seattle Times, "Warren, Klobuchar agree on breaking up Big Ag," 1 Apr. 2019 As a result, up to 60% of the city’s households are headed by females, the highest percentage in the area. Kate Morgan, Woman's Day, "A New Jersey Softball Team Is Lifting Its City's Spirits," 21 Mar. 2019 My passion was a result of her lifelong compassion. Kanyinsola Oye, Teen Vogue, "A Love Letter to My Immigrant Mother, From Her Activist Daughter," 29 Mar. 2019 This advice is the result of a rigorous review of 312 studies by an interdisciplinary panel of 18 experts, including some of the foremost sleep experts in the country. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "How Much Sleep Do I Need?," 21 Mar. 2019 Though Elvis's actual cause of death appears to have been heart failure, the cardiac incident is now considered to be a result of the rock star's longstanding and serious drug abuse. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Inside the Enduring Mysteries of Elvis Presley's Death," 16 Mar. 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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