- The definition of a result is how something ended or the outcome of some action.
- An example of result is a house that smells of fresh baked bread after baking bread.
- An example of result is the answer received in a math calculation.
- Result is defined as to happen or end in a certain way as a consequence of something else.
An example of result is a motorcycle stunt ending with the driver being injured.
result definition by Webster's New World
- to happen or issue as a consequence or effect: often with from: floods resulting from heavy rains
- to end as a consequence (in something): heavy rains resulting in floods
Origin: Middle English resulten ; from Midieval Latin resultare ; from Classical Latin to spring back, rebound, frequentative of resilire, to leap back: see resile
- anything that comes about as a consequence or outcome of some action, process, etc.
- the consequence or consequences desired
- the number, quantity, etc. obtained by mathematical calculation; answer to a problem
result definition by American Heritage Dictionary
intransitive verb re·sult·ed, re·sult·ing, re·sults
- To come about as a consequence. See Synonyms at follow.
- To end in a particular way: Their profligate lifestyle resulted in bankruptcy.
- a. The consequence of a particular action, operation, or course; an outcome. See Synonyms at effect.b. A favorable or concrete outcome or effect. Often used in the plural: started studying and got immediate results.
- Mathematics The quantity or expression obtained by calculation.
Origin: Middle English resulten, from Medieval Latin resultāre, from Latin, to leap back, frequentative of resilīre : re-, re- + salīre, to leap; see sel- in Indo-European roots.
- re·sultˈful adjective
- re·sultˈful·ness noun
- re·sultˈless adjective