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 European airline EasyJet revealed this week that a cyberattack had resulted in the personal information of nine million customers being stolen. Brian Barrett, Wired, "Security News This Week: Look Out for This Covid-19 Excel Phishing Scam," 23 May 2020 Among those that did result in fines, the average was $3,100 — a fraction of some companies’ multibillion-dollar annual revenues. USA Today, "Cheap chicken, beef came at a cost. How American meat plants bred coronavirus hot spots.," 22 May 2020 Estimates suggest that three months of quarantine could result in a 20 percent rise in intimate partner violence, according to the United Nations Population Fund. refinery29.com, "I Was Abused By My Husband, Then Incarcerated. I’m Still Standing," 20 May 2020 In April, the FDA warned that heart problems could result from the use of hydroxychloroquine. Popular Science, "President Trump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine—but that doesn’t mean you should," 18 May 2020 But a nonprofit statistics clearinghouse estimated that the government shutdown of 2018-19 resulted in the cancellation of 15,000 to 20,000 cases per week. Tal Kopan, SFChronicle.com, "Immigration courts in ‘chaos,’ with coronavirus effects to last years," 18 May 2020 But that search did not result in the Chargers signing Cam Newton, and the former Auburn All-American remains without a team. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Why didn’t the Los Angeles Chargers sign Cam Newton?," 18 May 2020 The model predicted that the first year of transmissions could result in about 150,000 deaths on the continent. NBC News, "Trump says he lost five people to the coronavirus," 15 May 2020 Whitmer has cited estimates that her orders may have helped prevent what could have been another 3,500 deaths from the virus in Michigan and that reopening the state too quickly could result in a second wave of new cases and deaths. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, "Whitmer: Many legislators incited protest, then didn't want to be there for it," 15 May 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun As a result of federal court rulings prompted by dozens of lawsuits filed by groups like the American Civil Liberties Union, the agency has also been required to release more than 370 detainees. Camilo Montoya-galvez, CBS News, "Second immigrant dies of coronavirus complications while in ICE custody," 25 May 2020 The goal was to raise more than $10 million for Covid-19-related causes which provide relief for frontline workers, small businesses, and those in desperate need of food as a result of the pandemic. Carolyn Manno, CNN, "Tom Brady shows he's human as Tiger Woods backs up trash talk at 'Champions for Charity' golf match," 25 May 2020 As a result of Ms. Willenz’s activism, the Veterans Administration formed its first advisory committee to assess the needs of women veterans; Ms. Willenz was a member from its founding in 1983 until 1986. Katharine Q. Seelye, BostonGlobe.com, "June Willenz, champion of women in the military, 95," 24 May 2020 Earlier in the week, Newsom listed Tulare and Kings counties, both in the agricultural Central Valley, as two of five counties that should remain closed as a result of the pandemic. Rebecca Plevin, USA TODAY, "In CA: Some communities are beginning to reopen, just in time for Memorial Day," 23 May 2020 Woods and Manning will take on Mickelson and Brady in the 18-hole match, and group hopes to raise at least $10 million to donate to Covid-19 relief, and there will be additional cash going to charities as a result of wagers on the course. oregonlive, "The Match 2020 golf event time, TV channel, how to watch free live stream online | Tiger Woods & Peyton Manning vs Phil Mickelson & Tom Brady (5/24/2020)," 23 May 2020 They were struck as the result of a three-vehicle crash, but the release did not state exactly how the crash happened or how many cars hit the pedestrians. Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star, "Three teenage pedestrians killed in early morning hit-and-run on northwest side," 23 May 2020 As a result of the regulation changes, the department projects a 58 percent increase in spawning biomass over the course of a generation of flounder, which is approximately five years. Matt Wyatt, ExpressNews.com, "Texas flounder regulations approved; season closure delayed a year," 23 May 2020 Though much of the world has come to a standstill as a result of the pandemic, China’s regional ambitions and grudge settling clearly have not. Timothy Mclaughlin, The Atlantic, "China Uses the Pandemic to Take Hong Kong's Autonomy," 22 May 2020

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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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Time Traveler for result

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

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28 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Result.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/result. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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More Definitions for result

result

verb
How to pronounce result (audio)

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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