[ ri-zuhlt ]
/ rɪˈzʌlt /

verb (used without object)

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.

Nearby words

  1. restroom,
  2. restructure,
  3. restump,
  4. resubmission,
  5. resubmit,
  6. resultant,
  7. resultant tone,
  8. resultantly,
  9. resultingly,
  10. resume


    get results, to obtain a notable or successful result or response; be effective.

Origin of result

1375–1425; late Middle English resulten (v.) < Anglo-Latin resultāre to arise as a consequence, Latin: to spring back, rebound, equivalent to re- re- + -sultāre, combining form of saltāre to dance (frequentative of salīre to leap, spring)

1. flow, come, issue. See follow. 2. resolve, eventuate. 3. conclusion, issue, end, product, fruit. See effect. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for result


/ (rɪˈzʌlt) /


verb (intr)

Word Origin for result

C15: from Latin resultāre to rebound, spring from, from re- + saltāre to leap

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Word Origin and History for result
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