Meaning of result

re•sult

Pronunciation: (ri-zult'), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to spring, arise, or proceed as a consequence of actions, circumstances, premises, etc.; be the outcome.
  2. to terminate or end in a specified manner or thing.
—n.
  1. something that happens as a consequence; outcome.
  2. a quantity, expression, etc., obtained by calculation.
  3. Often,a desirable or beneficial consequence, outcome, or effect: We had definite results within weeks.
  4. to obtain a notable or successful result or response; be effective.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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