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Meaning of result by Wiktionary Dictionary

result


    Etymology

    Recorded since 1432, Middle English, from Medieval Latin resultare, in Classical Latin "to spring forward, rebound", the frequentative of the past participle of resilio ( “to rebound” ), from re- ( “back” ) + salio ( “to jump, leap” )

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ɹɪˈzʌlt/
    • Rhymes: -ʌlt
    • Hyphenation: re‧sult

    Verb

    result ( third-person singular simple present results present participle resulting, simple past and past participle resulted ) ( intransitive )

    1. To proceed, spring or rise, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, premises, combination of circumstances, consultation, thought or endeavor.
    2. To come out, or have an issue; to terminate; to have consequences; -- followed by in; as, this measure will result in good or in evil .
    3. ( law ) To return to the proprietor ( or heirs ) after a reversion

    Synonyms

    • ( to proceed, spring, or rise, as a consequence ): follow, arise

    Related terms

    Noun

    result ( plural: results )

    1. That which results; the conclusion or end to which any course or condition of things leads, or which is obtained by any process or operation; consequence or effect; as, the result of a course of action; the result of a mathematical operation .
    2. The fruit, beneficial or tangible effect( s ) achieved by effort .
    3. ( sports ) The final score in a game.
    4. ( by extension ) A positive or favourable outcome for someone .

    Derived terms

    Interjection

    result

    1. ( UK ) An exclamation of joy following a favorable outcome.

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    Anagrams

    • luster, lustre, rulest, rustle, sutler, ulster, Ulster


Explanation of result by Wordnet Dictionary

result


    Verb
    1. come about or follow as a consequence

    2. nothing will result from this meeting
    3. issue or terminate ( in a specified way, state, etc. )

    4. result in tragedy
    5. have as a result or residue

    Noun
    1. the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause

    2. a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem

    3. he computed the result to four decimal places
    4. something that results

    5. he listened for the results on the radio
    6. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon



    Definition of result by GCIDE Dictionary

    result


    1. Result v. i. [imp. & p. p. Resulted; p. pr. & vb. n. Resulting.] [F. résulter, fr. L. resultare, resultarum, to spring or leap back, v. intens. fr. resilire. See Resile.]
      1. To leap back; to rebound. [Obs.]

      The huge round stone, resulting with a bound. Pope.

      2. To come out, or have an issue; to terminate; to have consequences; -- followed by in; as, “this measure will result in good or in evil”.

      3. To proceed, spring, or rise, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, premises, combination of circumstances, consultation, thought, or endeavor.

      Pleasure and peace do naturally result from a holy and good life. Tillotson.

      Resulting trust ( Law ), a trust raised by implication for the benefit of a party granting an estate. The phrase is also applied to a trust raised by implication for the benefit of a party who advances the purchase money of an estate, etc. Bouvier. -- Resulting use ( Law ), a use which, being limited by the deed, expires or can not vest, and thence returns to him who raised it. Bouvier.

      Syn. -- To proceed; spring; rise; arise; ensue; terminate.

    2. Result n.
      1. A flying back; resilience. [Obs.]

      Sound is produced between the string and the air by the return or the result of the string. Bacon.

      2. That which results; the conclusion or end to which any course or condition of things leads, or which is obtained by any process or operation; consequence or effect; as, “the result of a course of action; the result of a mathematical operation”.

      If our proposals once again were heard,

      We should compel them to a quick result. Milton.

      3. The decision or determination of a council or deliberative assembly; a resolve; a decree.

      Then of their session ended they bid cry

      With trumpet's regal sound the great result. Milton.

      Syn. -- Effect; consequence; conclusion; inference; issue; event. See Effect.