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NOUN (4)

1. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon;
- Example: "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"
- Example: "his decision had depressing consequences for business"
- Example: "he acted very wise after the event"
[syn: consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot]

2. a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem;
- Example: "they were trying to find a peaceful solution"
- Example: "the answers were in the back of the book"
- Example: "he computed the result to four decimal places"
[syn: solution, answer, result, resolution, solvent]

3. something that results;
- Example: "he listened for the results on the radio"
[syn: result, resultant, final result, outcome, termination]

4. the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause;
[syn: resultant role, result]


VERB (3)

1. issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end;
- Example: "result in tragedy"
[syn: result, ensue]

2. have as a result or residue;
- Example: "The water left a mark on the silk dress"
- Example: "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
[syn: leave, result, lead]

3. come about or follow as a consequence;
- Example: "nothing will result from this meeting"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Result \Re*sult"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Resulted; p. pr. & vb. n. Resulting.] [F. r['e]sulter, fr. L. resultare, resultarum, to spring or leap back, v. intens. fr. resilire. See Resile.] 1. To leap back; to rebound. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The huge round stone, resulting with a bound. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 3. To proceed, spring, or rise, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, premises, combination of circumstances, consultation, thought, or endeavor. [1913 Webster] Pleasure and peace do naturally result from a holy and good life. --Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Syn: To proceed; spring; rise; arise; ensue; terminate. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Result \Re*sult"\, n. 1. A flying back; resilience. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Sound is produced between the string and the air by the return or the result of the string. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] If our proposals once again were heard, We should compel them to a quick result. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 3. The decision or determination of a council or deliberative assembly; a resolve; a decree. [1913 Webster] Then of their session ended they bid cry With trumpet's regal sound the great result. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: Effect; consequence; conclusion; inference; issue; event. See Effect. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

result 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, issue, upshot] 2: 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" [syn: solution, answer, result, resolution, solvent] 3: something that results; "he listened for the results on the radio" [syn: result, resultant, final result, outcome, termination] 4: the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause [syn: resultant role, result] v 1: issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end; "result in tragedy" [syn: result, ensue] 2: have as a result or residue; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin" [syn: leave, result, lead] 3: come about or follow as a consequence; "nothing will result from this meeting"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

159 Moby Thesaurus words for "result": accomplishment, accrue from, aftereffect, aftermath, answer, arise, arise from, artifact, ascertainment, attend, be contingent on, be due to, become of, brainchild, bud from, by-product, child, clearing up, close, coinage, come about, come after, come from, come of, come out, come out of, come to pass, composition, conclude, conclusion, concoction, consequence, consequent, corollary, cracking, creation, creature, crowning achievement, culminate, decipherment, decoding, denouement, depend on, derivation, derivative, derive from, descend from, determination, develop, development, disentanglement, displace, distillate, distillation, effect, emanate, emanate from, emerge, emerge from, end, end product, end result, ensue, ensue from, essence, event, eventuality, eventuate, eventuation, evolve, explanation, extract, fall out, fare, finding, finding-out, finish, flow from, follow, follow after, follow from, follow up, follow-up, fruit, germinate from, go after, grow from, grow out of, handiwork, hang on, happen, harvest, hinge on, interpretation, invention, issue, issue from, legacy, logical outcome, manufacture, masterpiece, masterwork, mintage, new mintage, occur, offshoot, offspring, opera, opus, opuscule, originate in, origination, outcome, outgrowth, overtake, pan out, precipitate, proceed from, product, production, prove, prove to be, reason, replace, resolution, resolving, resultant, riddling, sequel, sequela, sequence, sequent, solution, solving, sorting out, spring from, sprout from, stem from, succeed, supervene, terminate, termination, track, trail, turn on, turn out, unfold, unraveling, unriddling, unscrambling, unspinning, untangling, untwisting, unweaving, upshot, work, work out, working, working-out