Recorded since 1432 as Middle English resulten, 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”).
- To proceed, spring up or rise, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, premises, combination of circumstances, consultation, thought or endeavor.
- 1671, John Tillotson, “Sermon IV. The Advantages of Religion to Particular Persons. Psalm XIX. 11.”, in The Works of the Most Reverend Dr. John Tillotson, Late Lord Archbishop of Canterbury: […], 8th edition, London: […] T. Goodwin, B[enjamin] Tooke, and J. Pemberton, […]; J. Round […], and J[acob] Tonson] […], published 1720, →OCLC:
- Pleasure and peace do naturally result from a holy and good life.
- (intransitive, followed by "in") To have as a consequence; to lead to; to bring about
- This measure will result in good or in evil.
- 2011 October 23, Phil McNulty, “Man Utd 1-6 Man City”, in BBC Sport:
- United's hopes of mounting a serious response suffered a blow within two minutes of the restart when Evans, who had endured a miserable afternoon, lost concentration and allowed Balotelli to steal in behind him. The defender's only reaction was to haul the Italian down, resulting in an inevitable red card.
- 2013 May-June, Katrina G. Claw, “Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3:
- In plants, the ability to recognize self from nonself plays an important role in fertilization, because self-fertilization will result in less diverse offspring than fertilization with pollen from another individual.
- (law) To return to the proprietor (or heirs) after a reversion.
- (obsolete) To leap back; to rebound.
Related terms Edit
result (plural results)
- 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.
- the result of a course of action; the result of a mathematical operation
- 2013 May 25, “No hiding place”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8837, page 74:
- In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who received unsolicited adverts through the post, only 3% bought anything as a result. If the bumf arrived electronically, the take-up rate was 0.1%. And for online adverts the “conversion” into sales was a minuscule 0.01%.
- The final product, beneficial or tangible effect(s) achieved by effort.
- 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter I, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC:
- The stories did not seem to me to touch life. They were plainly intended to have a bracing moral effect, and perhaps had this result for the people at whom they were aimed.
- The decision or determination of a council or deliberative assembly; a resolve; a decree.
- 1667, John Milton, “(please specify the book number)”, in Paradise Lost. […], London: […] [Samuel Simmons], […], →OCLC; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, →OCLC:
- Then of their session ended they bid cry / With trumpet's regal sound the great result.
- (obsolete) A flying back; resilience.
- 1631, Francis [Bacon], “(please specify |century=I to X)”, in Sylua Syluarum: Or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. […], 3rd edition, London: […] William Rawley; [p]rinted by J[ohn] H[aviland] for William Lee […], →OCLC:
- Sound is produced between the string and the air by the return or the result of the string.
- (sports) The final score in a game.
- 1935, George Goodchild, chapter 3, in Death on the Centre Court:
- It had been his intention to go to Wimbledon, but as he himself said: “Why be blooming well frizzled when you can hear all the results over the wireless. And results are all that concern me. […]”
- 2011 September 24, David Ornstein, “Arsenal 3 - 0 Bolton”, in BBC Sport:
- The Gunners boss has been heavily criticised for his side's poor start to the Premier League season but this result helps lift the pressure.
- (by extension) A positive or favourable outcome for someone.
Derived terms Edit
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- (UK) An exclamation of joy following a favorable outcome.
- Synonym: get in
- 1997, Jane Owen, Camden girls, page 117:
- 'Yes! Result! Game on!' He leans forward to a mike fixed over the desk and presses one of the […]
- 2002, Lissa Evans, Spencer's List, →ISBN, page 28:
- 'Yes! Result, Nick!' He heard a distant cheer. 'Right, well I'll give you a ring on Saturday, make the arrangements.
- 2006, Trooper 7H, Hong Kong Revisited, →ISBN, page 34:
- I was lucky enough to win by a knock-out in the second round - My opponent was Tpr McAdoo - HQ squadron won by nine fights to three (21pts to 15pts) - YES! RESULT.
- 2010 April 10, Amy Pond, in The Beast Below (series 5, episode 2), written by Steven Moffat:
- (picking a lock) I wonder what I did...
- (the lock opens) Hey hey, result!