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.


    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)

Synonyms for result

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

Antonyms for result

3. cause. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for resulting

Contemporary Examples of resulting

Historical Examples of resulting

  • He was 65 feet up in the air when the collapse occurred, resulting in his death.

    Flying Machines

    W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell

  • There is some sericite present, also magnetite, resulting from the decomposition of the biotite.

  • The resulting curve, the circle, is therefore the least beautiful of all curves.

  • This training and the resulting character are the pre-requisites of all race progress.

    The Negro Farmer

    Carl Kelsey

  • There was nothing exceptional about it, terrible as have been the disasters now and then resulting.

    Two Arrows

    William O. Stoddard

British Dictionary definitions for resulting



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

verb (intr)

(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 for result

C15: from Latin resultāre to rebound, spring from, from re- + saltāre to leap
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for resulting



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.

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