- 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 resulted
There are so many factors at play, but in the end, the culmination of them resulted in your death.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen
January 1, 2015
It was the type of fall that should have resulted in bruises and maybe a sprained ankle.You’re Never ‘Cured’ of an Eating Disorder
December 20, 2014
On August 27, 1776, the Battle of Brooklyn resulted in some monumental maneuvers by both the Patriots and the Red Coats.The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site
December 6, 2014
The assault, caught on tape, stunned the country and resulted in riots that brought in the National Guard.‘Why Have I Lost Control?’: Cory Booker in ’92 on Rodney King Echoes Ferguson
November 26, 2014
The authorities suddenly decided there had to be three valedictorians, which resulted in one of them being white.For Next AG, Obama Picks a Quiet Fighter With a Heavy Punch
November 8, 2014
To-day we see the evils that have resulted from that change.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
In 1837, city rivalry ran so high that it resulted in the "battle of the bridge."Cleveland Past and Present
Some of them resulted in terrible disasters of shipwreck and death.The Nation in a Nutshell
George Makepeace Towle
For why should the loss of his tail have resulted in the changed chemistry of the monkey's brain?Life: Its True Genesis
R. W. Wright
It is the shirking of these life-facts that has resulted so often in error.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
- 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 resulted
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.