Definitions of consequence

  1. the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual; "that result is of no consequence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment that security" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. That which follows something on which it depends; that which is produced by a cause; a result. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A proposition collected from the agreement of other previous propositions; any conclusion which results from reason or argument; inference. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. Chain of causes and effects; consecution. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. Importance with respect to what comes after; power to influence or produce an effect; value; moment; rank; distinction. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. That which naturally follows a cause; inference; result; importance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. That which follows or comes after: effect: influence: importance. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. That which follows; result; importance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. That which naturally follows. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Distinction; importance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. That which follows; effect; inference; importance. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. 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.
  15. kon'se-kwens, n. that which follows or comes after as a result: effect: influence: importance: (pl.) a round game describing the meeting of a lady and gentleman and its consequences, each player in turn writing a part of the story, not knowing what the others have written.--v.i. (Milt.) to draw inferences.--adj. CON'SEQUENT, following as a natural effect or deduction.--n. that which follows: the natural effect of a cause.--adj. CONSEQUEN'TIAL, following as a result: casual: pompous.--advs. CONSEQUEN'TIALLY; CON'SEQUENTLY. [Fr.,--L. consequi--con, together, and sequi, to follow.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. Result (of something preceding); logical inference; in c., as a result (of); importance; of (no) c., (un) important; social distinction, rank, as persons of c. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. n. Event; effect; —a conclusion from reason or argument; inference; deduction; —connection of cause and effect; —influence; importance; moment. Cabinet Dictionary
  18. That which follows from any cause or principle; deduction, conclusion ; concatenation of causes, and effects; importance, moment. Complete Dictionary