What does result mean?

Definitions for result
rɪˈzʌltre·sult

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word result.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot(noun)

    a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

    "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"

  2. solution, answer, result, resolution, solvent(noun)

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

    "they were trying to find a peaceful solution"; "the answers were in the back of the book"; "he computed the result to four decimal places"

  3. result, resultant, final result, outcome, termination(noun)

    something that results

    "he listened for the results on the radio"

  4. resultant role, result(verb)

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

  5. result, ensue(verb)

    issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end

    "result in tragedy"

  6. leave, result, lead(verb)

    have as a result or residue

    "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"

  7. result(verb)

    come about or follow as a consequence

    "nothing will result from this meeting"

Wiktionary

  1. result(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1432, , from resulto, in Classical "to spring forward, rebound", the frequentative of the past participle of resilio, from re- + salio

  2. result(Noun)

    The fruit, beneficial or tangible effect(s) achieved by effort.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1432, , from resulto, in Classical "to spring forward, rebound", the frequentative of the past participle of resilio, from re- + salio

  3. result(Noun)

    The final score in a game.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1432, , from resulto, in Classical "to spring forward, rebound", the frequentative of the past participle of resilio, from re- + salio

  4. result(Noun)

    A positive or favourable outcome for someone.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1432, , from resulto, in Classical "to spring forward, rebound", the frequentative of the past participle of resilio, from re- + salio

  5. result(Verb)

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

    Etymology: Recorded since 1432, , from resulto, in Classical "to spring forward, rebound", the frequentative of the past participle of resilio, from re- + salio

  6. result(Verb)

    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.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1432, , from resulto, in Classical "to spring forward, rebound", the frequentative of the past participle of resilio, from re- + salio

  7. result(Verb)

    To return to the proprietor (or heirs) after a reversion

    Etymology: Recorded since 1432, , from resulto, in Classical "to spring forward, rebound", the frequentative of the past participle of resilio, from re- + salio

  8. result(Interjection)

    An exclamation of joy following a favorable outcome.

    Etymology: Recorded since 1432, , from resulto, in Classical "to spring forward, rebound", the frequentative of the past participle of resilio, from re- + salio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Result(verb)

    to leap back; to rebound

  2. Result(verb)

    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. Result(verb)

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

  4. Result(noun)

    a flying back; resilience

  5. Result(noun)

    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

  6. Result(noun)

    the decision or determination of a council or deliberative assembly; a resolve; a decree

Freebase

  1. Result

    A result is the final consequence of a sequence of actions or events expressed qualitatively or quantitatively. Possible results include advantage, disadvantage, gain, injury, loss, value and victory. There may be a range of possible outcomes associated with an event depending on the point of view, historical distance or relevance. Reaching no result can mean that actions are inefficient, ineffective, meaningless or flawed. Some types of result are as follows: ⁕in general, the outcome of any kind of research, action or phenomenon ⁕in games or wars, the result includes the identity of the victorious party and possibly the effects on the environment ⁕in mathematics, the final value of a calculation, function or statistical expression, or the final statement of a theorem that has been proven ⁕in statistics, any information analyzed, extracted or interpolated from polls, tests or logs ⁕in computer sciences, the return value of a function, state of a system or list of records matching a query. The result type is the data type of the data returned by a function. ⁕in science, the outcome of an experiment

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Result

    rē-zult′, v.i. to issue (with in): to follow as a consequence from facts: to rebound: to be the outcome: to terminate.—n. consequence: conclusion: decision: resolution, as the result of a council.—n. Resul′tance, act of resulting.—adj. Resul′tant, resulting from combination.—n. (phys.) a force compounded of two or more forces.—n. Resul′tāte (obs.), a result.—adjs. Result′ful, having results or effect; Resul′tive; Result′less, without result.—n. Result′lessness.—Resultant tone, a tone produced by the simultaneous sounding of two sustained tones; Resulting force, a motion which is the result of two or more motions combined. [Fr.,—L. resultāreresilīre. Cf. Resilient.]

Editors Contribution

  1. result

    The effect of an action.

    The result was everyone benefited as unity always creates a just and fair solution.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 2, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'result' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #474

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'result' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1023

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'result' in Nouns Frequency: #65

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'result' in Verbs Frequency: #252

Anagrams for result »

  1. luster, lustre, rulest, rustle, sutler, ulster, Ulster

  2. Rulest

  3. Sutler

  4. Ulster

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of result in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of result in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of result in a Sentence

  1. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

    I hope the change in the position of our Western colleagues, which has unfortunately only come about as the result of terrible acts of terror, will spread to other Western partners. That the stance that the real battle with Islamic State can only be resolved once the fate of Assad is clear, that this position will put to one side, in my opinion there can now be no doubts that it is simply unacceptable to put forward any preconditions in order to unite in the battle against so-called Islamic State terrorists.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    We know that wherever we are today is nothing but the result of the choices we made at every juncture in our past. Sometimes we surprisingly discover that even the "wrong choices" from the past have brought us to the right places.....and that's what makes life most interesting IMHO!

  3. Amitabh Dubey:

    Karnataka is significant for the BJP because it needs to outperform in the south and the east of the country to make up for expected losses in the north, in the general election they are unlikely to repeat the same result as the last time in states such as Rajasthan and Gujarat.

  4. Nedret Emiroglu:

    The European Region has been declared malaria free on the basis of the present situation and the likelihood that elimination can be maintained, experience shows that malaria can spread rapidly and, if Europe's countries are not vigilant and responsive, a single imported case can result in resurgence of malaria.

  5. Fred Brooks:

    Good judgement is the result of experience ... Experience is the result of bad judgement.

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