Meaning of RESULT in English

RESULT

/ rɪˈzʌlt; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

CAUSED BY STH

1.

[ C , U ] result (of sth) a thing that is caused or produced because of sth else :

She died as a result of her injuries.

The failure of the company was a direct result of bad management.

He made one big mistake, and, as a result, lost his job.

The farm was flooded, with the result that most of the harvest was lost.

The end result (= the final one) of her hard work was a place at medical school.

This book is the result of 25 years of research.

➡ note at effect

OF GAME / ELECTION

2.

[ C ] result (of sth) the final score or the name of the winner in a sports event, competition, election, etc. :

They will announce the result of the vote tonight.

the election results

the football results

3.

[ C , usually sing. ] ( BrE , informal ) a victory or a success, especially in a game of football ( soccer ) :

We badly need to get a result from this match.

OF EXAM

4.

[ C , usually pl. ] ( BrE ) the mark / grade you get in an exam or in a number of exams :

Have you had your results yet?

OF TEST / RESEARCH

5.

[ C ] result (of sth) the information that you get from a scientific test or piece of research :

the result of an experiment

SUCCESS

6.

results [ pl. ] things that are achieved successfully :

The project is beginning to show results.

a coach who knows how to get results from his players

■ verb

[ v ] result (from sth) to happen because of sth else that happened first :

job losses resulting from changes in production

When water levels rise, flooding results.

It was a large explosion and the resulting damage was extensive.

PHRASAL VERBS

- result in sth

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English (as a verb): from medieval Latin resultare to result, earlier in the sense spring back , from re- (expressing intensive force) + saltare (frequentative of salire to jump). The noun dates from the early 17th cent.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.