from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To come about as a consequence. See Synonyms at follow.
- intransitive v. To end in a particular way: Their profligate lifestyle resulted in bankruptcy.
- n. The consequence of a particular action, operation, or course; an outcome. See Synonyms at effect.
- n. A favorable or concrete outcome or effect. Often used in the plural: started studying and got immediate results.
- n. Mathematics The quantity or expression obtained by calculation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To proceed, spring or rise, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, premises, combination of circumstances, consultation, thought or endeavor.
- v. 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.
- v. To return to the proprietor (or heirs) after a reversion
- n. 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.
- n. The fruit, beneficial or tangible effect(s) achieved by effort.
- n. The final score in a game.
- n. A positive or favourable outcome for someone.
- interj. An exclamation of joy following a favorable outcome.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To leap back; to rebound.
- intransitive v. To come out, or have an issue; to terminate; to have consequences; -- followed by in.
- intransitive v. To proceed, spring, or rise, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, premises, combination of circumstances, consultation, thought, or endeavor.
- n. A flying back; resilience.
- n. 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.
- n. The decision or determination of a council or deliberative assembly; a resolve; a decree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To leap back; rebound; leap again.
- To proceed, spring, or rise as a consequence from facts, arguments, premises, combination of circumstances, etc.; be the outcome; be the final term in a connected series of events, operations, etc.
- To have an issue; terminate: followed by in.
- To decree; determine, as an ecclesiastical council.
- n. The act of leaping, springing, or flying back; resilience.
- n. Consequence; conclusion: outcome; issue; 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; the result of a certain procedure or effect.
- n. The final decision or determination of a council or deliberative assembly; resolution: as, the result of an ecclesiastical council.
- n. In mathematics, a quantity, value, or expression ascertained by calculation.
- n. Synonyms Consequence, etc. (see effect), event, termination, end, upshot, consummation, see resultant.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
- n. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
- n. the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause
- v. have as a result or residue
- v. come about or follow as a consequence
- v. issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end
- n. something that results
Middle English resulten, from Medieval Latin resultāre, from Latin, to leap back, frequentative of resilīre : re-, re- + salīre, to leap; see sel- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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") (Wiktionary)