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Meaning of RESULT

Pronunciation:  ri'zultuiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause
  2. [n]  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. [n]  something that results; "he listened for the results on the radio"
  4. [n]  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"
  5. [v]  issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end; "result in tragedy"
  6. [v]  result in; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"

RESULT is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: answer, consequence, effect, ensue, event, final result, issue, lead, leave, outcome, outcome, resolution, resultant, resultant role, solution, solvent, termination, upshot
 See Also: aftereffect, aftermath, aftermath, backwash, be due, branch, bring about, brisance, butterfly effect, byproduct, by-product, change, coattails, coattails effect, come, come after, conclusion, consequence, Coriolis effect, deal, decision, denouement, denouement, dent, ending, finish, flow from, follow, harvest, impact, influence, just deserts, knock-on effect, materialisation, materialization, offset, offshoot, offspring, outgrowth, participant role, phenomenon, placebo effect, poetic justice, position effect, product, prove, repercussion, response, reverberation, semantic role, separation, sequel, side effect, spillover, statement, subsequence, turn out, turn up, wake, worst



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Re*sult"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Resulted}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Resulting}.] [F. r['e]sulter, fr. L. resultare,
    resultarum, to spring or leap back, v. intens. fr. resilire.
    See {Resile}.]
    1. To leap back; to rebound. [Obs.]
             The huge round stone, resulting with a bound.
    2. 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. To proceed, spring, or rise, as a consequence, from facts,
       arguments, premises, combination of circumstances,
       consultation, thought, or endeavor.
             Pleasure and peace do naturally result from a holy
             and good life.                        --Tillotson.
    {Resulting trust} (Law), a trust raised by implication for
       the benefit of a party granting an estate. The phrase is
       also applied to a trust raised by implication for the
       benefit of a party who advances the purchase money of an
       estate, etc. --Bouvier.
    {Resulting use} (Law), a use which, being limited by the
       deed, expires or can not vest, and thence returns to him
       who raised it. --Bouvier.
    Syn: To proceed; spring; rise; arise; ensue; terminate.
  2. \Re*sult"\, n.
    1. A flying back; resilience. [Obs.]
             Sound is produced between the string and the air by
             the return or the result of the string. --Bacon.
    2. 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.
             If our proposals once again were heard, We should
             compel them to a quick result.        --Milton.
    3. The decision or determination of a council or deliberative
       assembly; a resolve; a decree.
             Then of their session ended they bid cry With
             trumpet's regal sound the great result. --Milton.
    Syn: Effect; consequence; conclusion; inference; issue;
         event. See {Effect}.