[syn: consequence, import, moment]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Consequence \Con"se*quence\, n. [L., consequentia: cf. F.
cons['e]quence. See Consequent.]
1. That which follows something on which it depends; that
which is produced by a cause; a result.
Shun to taste,
And shun the bitter consequence. --Milton.
2. (Logic) A proposition collected from the agreement of
other previous propositions; any conclusion which results
from reason or argument; inference.
3. Chain of causes and effects; consecution.
Such fatal consequence unites us three. --Milton.
Link follows link by necessary consequence.
4. Importance with respect to what comes after; power to
influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank;
It is a matter of small consequence. --Shak.
A sense of your own worth and consequence. --Cowper.
In consequence, hence; for this cause.
In consequence of, by reason of; as the effect of.
Syn: Effect; result; end. See Effect.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: 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" [syn:
consequence, effect, outcome, result, event,
2: the outcome of an event especially as relative to an
individual [syn: consequence, aftermath]
3: having important effects or influence; "decisions of great
consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of
more moment than security"; "that result is of no
consequence" [syn: consequence, import, moment] [ant:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
244 Moby Thesaurus words for "consequence":
PS, Parthian shot, accent, addendum, affective meaning,
aftereffect, aftermath, afterthought, amour propre, appendix,
ascendancy, authority, back matter, bearing, by-product, cachet,
charisma, charm, chorus, clout, coda, codicil, colophon, coloring,
complacence, complacency, conceitedness, concern, concernment,
conclusion, connotation, consequent, consequentiality,
consideration, conspicuousness, continuance, continuation, control,
corollary, credit, deduction, denotation, derivation, derivative,
descendant, development, dignity, distillate, distinction,
dominance, domination, double take, drift, dying words, dynasty,
effect, egoism, egotism, elevation, eminence, emphasis,
enchantment, envoi, epilogue, essence, esteem, event, eventuality,
eventuation, exaltation, excellence, exigency, extension, fame,
favor, follow-through, follow-up, force, fruit, gist, glory,
good feeling, grammatical meaning, grandeur, greatness, harvest,
heir, heroism, high mightiness, high order, high rank, hold, honor,
idea, illation, impact, implication, import, importance,
incidental power, induction, inference, influence, influentiality,
influentialness, insinuation, intension, interest, issue,
last words, leadership, legacy, leverage, lexical meaning, line,
lineage, literal meaning, loftiness, logical outcome, magnanimity,
magnetism, magnitude, majesty, mark, mastery, materiality, meaning,
merit, moment, momentousness, narcissism, need, nobility,
notability, note, offshoot, offspring, outcome, outgrowth,
outstandingness, overtone, paramountcy, parting shot, peroration,
personality, persuasion, pertinence, pith, point, position,
posterity, postface, postfix, postlude, postscript, potency, power,
practical consequence, precedence, precipitate, predominance,
preeminence, preponderance, pressure, prestige, pride, primacy,
priority, product, prominence, purchase, purport, range of meaning,
rank, real meaning, reference, referent, refrain, reign, relation,
relevance, renown, reputation, repute, result, resultant, rule,
say, scope, second thought, self-importance, semantic cluster,
semantic field, seniority, sense, sequel, sequela, sequelae,
sequelant, sequence, sequent, sequitur, significance,
signification, significatum, signifie, span of meaning, spirit,
standing, state, stature, stress, structural meaning, suasion,
sublimity, subscript, substance, subtle influence, successor,
suffix, suggestion, sum, sum and substance, supereminence,
superiority, supplement, supremacy, swan song, sway,
symbolic meaning, tag, tenor, totality of associations,
transferred meaning, unadorned meaning, undertone, upper hand,
upshot, vainglory, value, weight, weightiness, whip hand, worth