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.
Re·sult v. i. [imp. & p. p. Resulted; p. pr. & vb. n. Resulting.]
1. To leap back; to rebound. [Obs.]
The huge round stone, resulting with a bound. --Pope.
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.
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,
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, 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]
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]