result

[ri-zuhlt]
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verb (used without object)
  1. to spring, arise, or proceed as a consequence of actions, circumstances, premises, etc.; be the outcome.
  2. to terminate or end in a specified manner or thing.
noun
  1. something that happens as a consequence; outcome.
  2. Mathematics. a quantity, expression, etc., obtained by calculation.
  3. Often results. a desirable or beneficial consequence, outcome, or effect: We had definite results within weeks.
Idioms
  1. 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)

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1. flow, come, issue. See follow. 2. resolve, eventuate. 3. conclusion, issue, end, product, fruit. See effect.

Antonyms for result

3. cause.
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result

noun
  1. something that ensues from an action, policy, course of events, etc; outcome; consequence
  2. a number, quantity, or value obtained by solving a mathematical problem
  3. US a decision of a legislative body
  4. (often plural) the final score or outcome of a sporting contest
  5. a favourable result, esp a victory or success
verb (intr)
  1. (often foll by from) to be the outcome or consequence (of)
  2. (foll by in) to issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc); endto result in tragedy
  3. 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 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
v.

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.

n.

1620s, "action of springing back;" 1640s, "outcome, effect," from result (v.). Related: Results. Mathematical sense from 1771.

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