result definition, meaning - what is result in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “result”

See all translations

result

noun uk   us   /rɪˈzʌlt/

result noun (EFFECT)

B1 [C or S] something that happens or exists because of something else: The road has been widened, but the result is just more traffic. His broken leg is the direct result of his own carelessness. I tried to repaint the kitchen walls with disastrous results. To ensure good/the best results, use Italian tomatoes and fresh basil.as a result of sth B2 because of something: Profits have declined as a result of the recent drop in sales. [C usually plural] a good or pleasing effect: We've spent a lot of money on advertising and we're beginning to see the results. She's an excellent coach who knows how to get results.
More examples

result noun (OF TEST)

B1 [C] the information you get from something such as a scientific experiment or medical test: The results of the opinion poll showed that most women supported this action.B1 [C] the mark you receive after you have taken an exam or test: I finished my exams yesterday, but I won't know/get the results until August.

result noun (ANSWER)

[C] the answer to a calculation in mathematics: We used different methods of calculation, but we both got the same result.

result noun (IN COMPETITION)

B1 [C] the score or number of votes, showing the success or failure of the people involved, in a sports competition, election, etc.: the results of the local elections the football results We were expecting to win, so a draw was a disappointing result for us. [C] UK informal a win in a sports competition: The team needs a result to go through to the semifinals.

result noun (COMPANY)

results [plural] the amount of a company's sales, profit, etc. during a particular period: Airlines reported significantly better financial results for the first quarter.

result

verb [I] uk   us   /rɪˈzʌlt/
to happen or exist because something else has happened: Teachers were not fully prepared for the major changes in the exam system, and chaos resulted.
(Definition of result from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of result?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “result” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

extra time

a period of time in a sports game in which play continues if neither team has won in the usual time allowed for the game

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More