[ 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.

  1. something that happens as a consequence; outcome.

  2. Mathematics. a quantity, expression, etc., obtained by calculation.

  1. Often results. a desirable or beneficial consequence, outcome, or effect: We had definite results within weeks.

Idioms about result

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

Origin of result

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English resulten (verb) from 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”)

synonym study For result

1. See follow. 3. See effect.

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How to use result in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for result


/ (rɪˈzʌlt) /

  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

  1. US a decision of a legislative body

  2. (often plural) the final score or outcome of a sporting contest

  3. a favourable result, esp a victory or success

  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); end: to result in tragedy

  1. 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

Origin of result

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

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