Damage that resulted from the storm; charges that resulted from the investigation.
Their profligate lifestyle resulted in bankruptcy.
Floods resulting from heavy rains.
Heavy rains resulting in floods.
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.
An example of result is a motorcycle stunt ending with the driver being injured.
A new approach that got results.
This measure will result in good or in evil.
The result of a course of action; the result of a mathematical operation.
Other Word Forms
Origin of result
- Middle English resulten from Medieval Latin resultāre from Latin to leap back frequentative of resilīre re- re- salīre to leap sel- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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")