• WordNet 3.6
    • v result come about or follow as a consequence "nothing will result from this meeting"
    • v result issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end "result in tragedy"
    • v result have as a result or residue "The water left a mark on the silk dress","Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
    • n result the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause
    • n result 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"
    • n result something that results "he listened for the results on the radio"
    • n result 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"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Baron's Retainers, Mesdames Blythe and Gay, giving him the results of their readings The Baron's Retainers, Mesdames Blythe and Gay, giving him the results of their readings

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: On average, falling asleep while driving results in 550 accidents per day in the United States
    • Result A flying back; resilience. "Sound is produced between the string and the air by the return or the result of the string."
    • Result 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 ."
    • Result 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 ."
    • Result 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.
    • Result To leap back; to rebound. "The huge round stone, resulting with a bound."
    • Result 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Over 600,000 people died as a result of the Spanish influenza epidemic
    • result To leap back; rebound; leap again.
    • result 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.
    • result To have an issue; terminate: followed by in.
    • result To decree; determine, as an ecclesiastical council.
    • n result The act of leaping, springing, or flying back; resilience.
    • n result 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 result The final decision or determination of a council or deliberative assembly; resolution: as, the result of an ecclesiastical council.
    • n result In mathematics, a quantity, value, or expression ascertained by calculation.
    • n result Synonyms Consequence, etc. (see effect), event, termination, end, upshot, consummation, see resultant.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the United States, approximately 25,000 eye injuries occur that result in the person becoming totally blind
    • v.i Result rē-zult′ to issue (with in): to follow as a consequence from facts: to rebound: to be the outcome: to terminate
    • n Result consequence: conclusion: decision: resolution, as the result of a council
    • n Result (phys.) a force compounded of two or more forces
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  • Zig Ziglar
    “Every choice you make has an end result.”
  • Anthony Robbins
    “There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Liberty is the right to choose, freedom is the result of that choice.”
  • George S. Patton
    “Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”
  • Bobby Orr
    Bobby Orr
    “Forget about style; worry about results.”
  • Thomas A. Edison
    “Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. résulter, fr. L. resultare, resultarum, to spring or leap back, v. intens. fr. resilire,. See Resile


In literature:

Otherwise years of broken health and mental misery may be the sad results.
"The Physical Life of Woman:" by Dr. George H Napheys
This was not the result sought by Wollaston, but it was closely related to that result.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
Such is the usual result, unless the swan takes to the air, which he sometimes does.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Mr. Henry H. Sibley and Mr. Henry M. Rice became candidates, neither caring very much about the result, and Mr. Sibley was elected.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
And the result, I think, is very conclusive.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
We shall first give the results of the first eight years as illustrating the effect of season, which accounts for the irregular results obtained.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
The job is too big for us at the time being, with the result that these gentry make a good harvest.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
Very similar was the result of the conflict between the emperor Frederick II.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
C. will effect the same result and offers the more convenient method of sterilisation.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The results of this are vividly portrayed by the author, and his predictions are now history.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various

In poetry:

"Who slowly move amid our fears
At all the wild results we see,
Who work within the toiling years
And shape the miracles to be.
"Life's Little Day" by Alexander Anderson
Far other music now is mine again;
The battle clangours cease,
With all the wiser years that proffer men
The white results of peace.
"Bannockburn" by Alexander Anderson
Full many a thought that thrills my breast
Is fruit resulting from a seed
Sown elsewhere,--on my soul impressed
By many an arduous deed;
"Reincarnation" by John Lawson Stoddard
You never can tell when you do an act
Just what the result will be;
But with every deed you are sowing a seed,
Though the harvest you may not see.
"You Never Can Tell " by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
All else is nought, all else is dead,
Disguise it as we may;
Causes with yesterday have sped,
Results are here to-day;
Take them, and use them as you can,
Right loyally for God and Man.
"Fact " by Martin Farquhar Tupper
"Is it the wailing spirit of steam
Still following on,
With a wild, drear moan,
Its mighty first-born? or a voice from the dream
Of the things that will be when the years display
The wild results which we shape to-day?
"Bob Cruikshanks" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Idaho Vandal athletic director Rob Spear made it very clear on Monday that the decision to let go Vandal head football coach Robb Akey was based on results.
The results of this poll are not considered scientific.
The preliminary walk results showed 800 walkers raised $80,000.00.
Search results for " Amaze PR".
Showing 1 - 9 of 9 results.
Getting a better end result on your agency's programs is more likely with a restructured leadership for the project.
But judging by the results at the annual Ambler Farm pie bake-a-thon, the recipe is a success.
However, the operation resulted in his penis being amputated .
Final results for the county, scoreboard.
Test results for the local athletes were all clear.
Obstacles to Results-Based Management, the Erosion of Analytic Capability, and the Hazards of Municipal-Guaranteed Debt.
The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the death as an accidental shooting and are awaiting the results of the results of an autopsy.
Search results (as shown at the top of the image) result in visual search results.
The fire and resulting explosions have been determined to be "accidental" resulting from construction related to the installation of an exhaust vent in the lab area.
Timothy Clayton, 50, of Westminster, faces charges of careless driving resulting in death and careless driving resulting in injury.

In science:

The physical meaning of this result will be discussed below. A similar result has been obtained in but in the particular context of van Stockum solution, while our result is general and independent of the source.
On the gravitomagnetic effects in cylindrically symmetric spacetimes
In fact, this is an example of a general result: in the limit that all distributions involved are Gaussian, the maximum likelihood result is the same as the χ2 minimizing result.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction
In the light of these results we adopt a spectral model with two thermal and one power-law components (though we do note the ambiguities in results and physical interpretation that can result from such models - see for example, Dahlem et al. 2000).
First Look XMM-Newton EPIC Observations of the Prototypical Starburst Galaxy M82
This will not affect the validity of our results since the results stated will be independent of the lift chosen, and the results could have been stated in terms of representations into PSL(2, C) as well.
Generalized Markoff Maps and McShane's Identity
However, we have not found the results we need in the generality required here, so for the sake of completeness we give full proofs, although the results are only minor extensions of known results; see, for example, [76, Chapter 6].
The phase transition in inhomogeneous random graphs