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[ri-zuhlt] /rɪˈzʌlt/
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
3.
something that happens as a consequence; outcome.
4.
Mathematics. a quantity, expression, etc., obtained by calculation.
5.
Often, results. a desirable or beneficial consequence, outcome, or effect:
We had definite results within weeks.
Idioms
6.
get results, to obtain a notable or successful result or response; be effective.
Origin of result
late Middle English
1375-1425
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
1. flow, come, issue. See follow. 2. resolve, eventuate. 3. conclusion, issue, end, product, fruit. See effect.
Antonyms
3. cause.
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  • Her words were the result of an impetuous defense of the absent man.

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
  • As a result the grain in the Egyptian markets had greatly increased in value.

    Ancient Man Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • In part this antagonism of classes is merely the result of difference in manners.

    The Psychology of Nations G.E. Partridge
  • This is a record and result that no careful student of our history will, I take it, deny.

    'Tis Sixty Years Since Charles Francis Adams
  • I have given him a thrashing and now I feel jolly, and as to the result, let come what will.'

    Foma Gordyeff Maxim Gorky
British Dictionary definitions for result

result

/rɪˈzʌlt/
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 pl) the final score or outcome of a sporting contest
5.
a favourable result, esp a victory or success
verb (intransitive)
6.
(often foll by from) to be the outcome or consequence (of)
7.
(foll by in) to issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc); end: to result in tragedy
8.
(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
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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