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Webster 1913 Edition


Result

Re-sult′

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Resulted
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Resulting
.]
[F.
résulter
, 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.
Pope.
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.

Re-sult′

,
Noun.
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
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Result

RESULT'

, v.i s as z. [L. resulto, resilio; re and salio, to leap.]
1.
to leap back; to rebound.
The huge round stone, resulting with a bound -
2.
To preceed, spring or rise, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, premises, conbination of circumstances, consultation or meditation. Evidence results from testimony, or from a variety of concurring circumstances; pleasure results from friendship; harmony results from certain accordances of sounds.
Pleasure and peace naturally result from a holy and good life.
3.
To come to a conclusion or determination. the council resulted in recommending harmony and peace to the parties.

RESULT'

, n.
1.
Resilience; act of flying back.
Sound is produced between the string and the air, by the return of the result of the string.
2.
Consequence; conclusion; inference; effect; that which proceeds naturally or logically from facts, premises or the state of things; as the result of reasoning; the result of reflection; the result of a consultation or council; the result of a legislative debate.
3.
Consequence or effect.
The misery of sinners will be the natural result of their vile affections and criminal indulgences.
4.
The decision or determination of a council or deliberative assembly; as the result of an ecclesiastical council.

Definition 2022


result

result

English

Verb

result (third-person singular simple present results, present participle resulting, simple past and past participle resulted) (intransitive)

  1. To proceed, spring or rise, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, premises, combination of circumstances, consultation, thought or endeavor.
    • Tillotson
      Pleasure and peace do naturally result from a holy and good life.
  2. To come out, or have an issue; to terminate; to have consequences; followed by in.
    • 2011 October 23, Phil McNulty, Man Utd 1-6 Man City”, in BBC Sport:
      United's hopes of mounting a serious response suffered a blow within two minutes of the restart when Evans, who had endured a miserable afternoon, lost concentration and allowed Balotelli to steal in behind him. The defender's only reaction was to haul the Italian down, resulting in an inevitable red card.
    • 2013 May-June, Katrina G. Claw, Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3:
      In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual.
    This measure will result in good or in evil.
  3. (law) To return to the proprietor (or heirs) after a reversion.
  4. (obsolete) To leap back; to rebound.
    • Alexander Pope
      the huge round stone, resulting with a bound

Synonyms

  • (to proceed, spring, or rise, as a consequence): follow, arise

Related terms

Translations

Noun

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
    • 2013 May 25, “No hiding place”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8837, page 74:
      In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who received unsolicited adverts through the post, only 3% bought anything as a result. If the bumf arrived electronically, the take-up rate was 0.1%. And for online adverts the “conversion” into sales was a minuscule 0.01%.
  2. The fruit, beneficial or tangible effect(s) achieved by effort.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, in The Celebrity:
      The stories did not seem to me to touch life. They were plainly intended to have a bracing moral effect, and perhaps had this result for the people at whom they were aimed.
  3. The decision or determination of a council or deliberative assembly; a resolve; a decree.
    • John Milton (1608-1674)
      Then of their session ended they bid cry / With trumpet's regal sound the great result.
  4. (obsolete) A flying back; resilience.
    • Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
      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.
    • 1935, George Goodchild, chapter 3, in Death on the Centre Court:
      It had been his intention to go to Wimbledon, but as he himself said: “Why be blooming well frizzled when you can hear all the results over the wireless. And results are all that concern me. []”
    • 2011 September 24, David Ornstein, “Arsenal 3 - 0 Bolton”, in BBC Sport:
      The Gunners boss has been heavily criticised for his side's poor start to the Premier League season but this result helps lift the pressure.
  6. (by extension) A positive or favourable outcome for someone.

Derived terms

Translations

Interjection

result

  1. (Britain) An exclamation of joy following a favorable outcome.
    • 1997, Jane Owen, Camden girls, page 117:
      'Yes! Result! Game on!' He leans forward to a mike fixed over the desk and presses one of the []
    • 2002, Lissa Evans, Spencer's List, ISBN 0670912026, page 28:
      'Yes! Result, Nick!' He heard a distant cheer. 'Right, well I'll give you a ring on Saturday, make the arrangements.
    • 2006, Trooper 7H, Hong Kong Revisited, ISBN 1411686950, page 34:
      I was lucky enough to win by a knock-out in the second round - My opponent was Tpr McAdoo - HQ squadron won by nine fights to three (21pts to 15pts) - YES! RESULT.
    • 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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