• IPA: /ɹɪˈzʌlt/

result (results, present participle resulting; past and past participle resulted) (intransitive)

  1. To proceed, spring up 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.
  2. (intransitive, followed by "in") To have as a consequence; to lead to; to bring about
    This measure will result in good or in evil.
  3. (legal) To return to the proprietor (or heirs) after a reversion.
  4. (obsolete) To leap back; to rebound.
    • 1725, Homer; [Alexander Pope], transl., “Book XI”, in The Odyssey of Homer. […], volume III, London: Printed for Bernard Lintot, OCLC 8736646 ↗:
      the huge round stone, resulting with a bound
  • (to proceed, spring, or rise, as a consequence) follow, arise
Related terms Translations Translations
  • Russian: приводи́ть

result (plural results)

  1. 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
  2. The fruit, beneficial or tangible effect(s) achieved by effort.
  3. The decision or determination of a council or deliberative assembly; a resolve; a decree.
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost
      Then of their session ended they bid cry / With trumpet's regal sound the great result.
  4. (obsolete) A flying back; resilience.
    • 1626, Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum, Or, A Naturall Historie: In Ten Centuries
      Sound is produced between the string and the air by the return or the result of the string.
  5. (sports) The final score in a game.
  6. (by extension) A positive or favourable outcome for someone.
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: resultado
  • Russian: результа́т
  1. (UK) An exclamation of joy following a favorable outcome.
    • 2010 April 10, Amy Pond, in The Beast Below (series 5, episode 2), written by Steven Moffat:
      (picking a lock) I wonder what I did...
      (the lock opens) Hey hey, result!

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