Hypertext Webster Gateway: "result"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.]

The huge round stone, resulting with a bound.

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.

3. To proceed, spring, or rise, as a consequence, from facts,
arguments, premises, combination of circumstances,
consultation, thought, or endeavor.

Pleasure and peace do naturally result from a holy
and good life. --Tillotson.

{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.

Syn: To proceed; spring; rise; arise; ensue; terminate.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Result \Re*sult"\, n.
1. A flying back; resilience. [Obs.]

Sound is produced between the string and the air by
the return or the result of the string. --Bacon.

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.

If our proposals once again were heard, We should
compel them to a quick result. --Milton.

3. The decision or determination of a council or deliberative
assembly; a resolve; a decree.

Then of their session ended they bid cry With
trumpet's regal sound the great result. --Milton.

Syn: Effect; consequence; conclusion; inference; issue;
event. See {Effect}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

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}, {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}, {resolution}, {solvent}]
3: something that results; "he listened for the results on the
radio" [syn: {resultant}, {outcome}]
v 1: issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end;
"result in tragedy" [syn: {ensue}]
2: result in; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her
blood left a stain on the napkin" [syn: {leave}, {lead}]

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