- to spring, arise, or proceed as a consequence of actions, circumstances, premises, etc.; be the outcome.
- to terminate or end in a specified manner or thing.
- something that happens as a consequence; outcome.
- Mathematics. a quantity, expression, etc., obtained by calculation.
- Often results. a desirable or beneficial consequence, outcome, or effect: We had definite results within weeks.
- get results, to obtain a notable or successful result or response; be effective.
Origin of result
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Examples from the Web for result
The rebels though seemed somewhat chastened by the result despite more than doubling the anti-Boehner votes from two years ago.Democrats Accidentally Save Boehner From Republican Coup
Ben Jacobs, Jackie Kucinich
January 6, 2015
The result is that drone operators are leaving the Air Force in droves.
As a result, training squadrons—called Formal Training Units (FTU)—are being staffed with less than half the people they need.
Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said the decline was a result of an effort to decrease gang violence.America’s 2014 Murder Capital
January 3, 2015
Men and women who become infertile as a result of chemotherapy could also regain their reproductive capabilities.Men Will Someday Have Kids Without Women
January 3, 2015
But the result was achieved only at a cost which the little party could ill sustain.Explorations in Australia
This is a record and result that no careful student of our history will, I take it, deny.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
As a result the grain in the Egyptian markets had greatly increased in value.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
It is not the name of the action, but the result of the action, which is the chief concern.
As one result of this, our Navy ranks larger, in comparison, than it ever did before.
- something that ensues from an action, policy, course of events, etc; outcome; consequence
- a number, quantity, or value obtained by solving a mathematical problem
- US a decision of a legislative body
- (often plural) the final score or outcome of a sporting contest
- a favourable result, esp a victory or success
- (often foll by from) to be the outcome or consequence (of)
- (foll by in) to issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc); endto result in tragedy
- property law (of an undisposed or partially disposed of interest in land) to revert to a former owner when the prior interests come to an end
Word Origin and History for result
early 15c., "occur as a result, arise as a consequence," from Medieval Latin resultare "to result," in classical Latin "to spring forward, rebound," frequentative of past participle of resilire "to rebound" (see resilience). Related: Resulted; resulting.
1620s, "action of springing back;" 1640s, "outcome, effect," from result (v.). Related: Results. Mathematical sense from 1771.