- 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.
- 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 of resultMiddle English resulten ; from Medieval Latin resultare ; from L, 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
intransitive verbre·sult·ed, re·sult·ing, re·sults
- To happen as a consequence: damage that resulted from the storm; charges that resulted from the investigation. See Synonyms at follow.
- To end in a particular way: Their profligate lifestyle resulted in bankruptcy.
- a. Something that follows naturally from a particular action, operation, or course; a consequence or outcome. See Synonyms at effect.b. results Favorable or desired outcomes: a new approach that got results.
- Mathematics The quantity or expression obtained by calculation.
Origin of resultMiddle English resulten, from Medieval Latin result&amacron;re, from Latin, to leap back, frequentative of resil&imacron;re : re-, re- + sal&imacron;re, to leap; see sel- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present results, present participle resulting, simple past and past participle resulted) (intransitive)
- To proceed, spring or rise, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, premises, combination of circumstances, consultation, thought or endeavor.
- To come out, or have an issue; to terminate; to have consequences; followed by in.
- This measure will result in good or in evil.
- (law) To return to the proprietor (heirs) after a reversion.
- 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.
- the result of a course of action; the result of a mathematical operation
- The fruit, beneficial or tangible effect(s) achieved by effort.
- The decision or determination of a council or deliberative assembly; a resolve; a decree.
- (sports) The final score in a game.
- (by extension) A positive or favourable outcome for someone.
- (UK) An exclamation of joy following a favorable outcome.
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")