Definitions of consequence

  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. Chain of causes and effects; consecution. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. Importance with respect to what comes after; power to influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank; distinction. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. That which naturally follows a cause; inference; result; importance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. That which follows or comes after: effect: influence: importance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. That which follows; result; importance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. That which naturally follows. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Distinction; importance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. That which follows; effect; inference; importance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. That which naturally follows an effect; an event or effect resulting from some preceding act or cause; result or issue; importance; influence; moment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for consequence

  1. " Our courage is rising in spite and in consequence of the great misfortune," he said. – The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I. by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  2. Any letters of consequence – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim