Definition of "result" []

  • To come about as a consequence. See Synonyms at follow. (verb-intransitive)
  • To end in a particular way: Their profligate lifestyle resulted in bankruptcy. (verb-intransitive)
  • The consequence of a particular action, operation, or course; an outcome. See Synonyms at effect. (noun)
  • A favorable or concrete outcome or effect. Often used in the plural: started studying and got immediate results. (noun)
  • Mathematics The quantity or expression obtained by calculation. (noun)
  • Something that ensues from an action, policy, course of events, etc; outcome; consequence (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A number, quantity, or value obtained by solving a mathematical problem (noun)
  • A decision of a legislative body (noun)
  • The final score or outcome of a sporting contest (noun)
  • A favourable result, esp a victory or success (noun)
  • To be the outcome or consequence (of) (verb)
  • To issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc); end (verb)
  • (of an undisposed or partially disposed of interest in land) to revert to a former owner when the prior interests come to an end (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "result" in a sentence
  • "When you log into your Google accountand you need to have one for thisyou can move a search result up using an up arrow button, get rid of a result with an X button, or suggest another listing with an “Add a result” link at the bottom of the search results page."
  • "Pundits said the decadence was the result of disillusion over Vietnam and Watergate; cynics said it was the ­result of too much money pursuing too much free time."
  • "$expected must be a well-formed block of HTML. capture (\&function, ...) - > ($text, $result) Invokes a function while grabbing stdout, so the "http response" doesn't flood the console that you're running the unit test from, and you can analyse the result in your test function."