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up·shot

 (ŭp′shŏt′)
n.
1. The final result; the outcome. See Synonyms at effect.
2. The central idea or point; gist.

[Earlier upshot, the last shot in an archery contest.]

upshot

(ˈʌpˌʃɒt)
n
1. the final result; conclusion; outcome
2. (Archery) archery the final shot in a match
[C16: from up + shot1]

up•shot

(ˈʌpˌʃɒt)

n.
1. the final outcome; conclusion; result: The upshot of the disagreement was that they broke up the partnership.
2. the gist, as of an argument or thesis.
[1525–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.upshot - a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenonupshot - 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"
phenomenon - any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
offspring, materialisation, materialization - something that comes into existence as a result; "industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring"; "this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts"
aftereffect - any result that follows its cause after an interval
aftermath, wake, backwash - the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event); "the aftermath of war"; "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"
bandwagon effect - the phenomenon of a popular trend attracting even greater popularity; "in periods of high merger activity there is a bandwagon effect with more and more firms seeking to engage in takeover activity"; "polls are accused of creating a bandwagon effect to benefit their candidate"
brisance - the shattering or crushing effect of a sudden release of energy as in an explosion
butterfly effect - the phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere, e.g., a butterfly flapping its wings in Rio de Janeiro might change the weather in Chicago
byproduct, by-product - a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence
change - the result of alteration or modification; "there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs"; "there had been no change in the mountains"
coattails effect - (politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same political party; "he counted on the coattails effect to win him the election"
Coriolis effect - (physics) an effect whereby a body moving in a rotating frame of reference experiences the Coriolis force acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation; on Earth the Coriolis effect deflects moving bodies to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere
dent - an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening); "it made a dent in my bank account"
domino effect - the consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall)
harvest - the consequence of an effort or activity; "they gathered a harvest of examples"; "a harvest of love"
wallop, impact - a forceful consequence; a strong effect; "the book had an important impact on my thinking"; "the book packs a wallop"
influence - the effect of one thing (or person) on another; "the influence of mechanical action"
knock-on effect - a secondary or incidental effect
offshoot, outgrowth, branch, offset - a natural consequence of development
product - a consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances; "skill is the product of hours of practice"; "his reaction was the product of hunger and fatigue"
placebo effect - any effect that seems to be a consequence of administering a placebo; the change is usually beneficial and is assumed result from the person's faith in the treatment or preconceptions about what the experimental drug was supposed to do; pharmacologists were the first to talk about placebo effects but now the idea has been generalized to many situations having nothing to do with drugs
position effect - (genetics) the effect on the expression of a gene that is produced by changing its location in a chromosome
repercussion, reverberation - a remote or indirect consequence of some action; "his declaration had unforeseen repercussions"; "reverberations of the market crash were felt years later"
response - a result; "this situation developed in response to events in Africa"
fallout, side effect - any adverse and unwanted secondary effect; "a strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal"
spillover - (economics) any indirect effect of public expenditure

upshot

noun result, consequence, outcome, end, issue, event, conclusion, sequel, finale, culmination, end result, payoff (informal) So the upshot is we're going for lunch on Friday.

upshot

noun
Translations
نَتيجَه، نِهايَه
závěr
resultat
niîurstaîa
atomazga
iznākumsrezultāts

upshot

[ˈʌpʃɒt] Nresultado m
the upshot of it all wasel resultado fue que ...
in the upshotal fin y al cabo

upshot

[ˈʌpʃɒt] nrésultat m
the upshot is that ... → tout ça fait que ...upside down [ˌʌpsaɪdˈdaʊn]
adv
(position)à l'envers
That painting is upside down → Ce tableau est à l'envers.
to turn sth upside down (= invert) [+ bottle, lid, box, painting, photo] → retourner qch
to turn sth upside down (= make a mess of) [+ flat, house, room] → mettre qch sens dessus dessous
I turned the place upside down looking for his watch → J'ai tout mis sens dessus dessous pour trouver sa montre.
to turn sb's life upside down → bouleverser la vie de qn
to turn sb's world upside down → bouleverser la vie de qn, bouleverser l'univers de qn
adjà l'envers

upshot

n (= result)Ergebnis nt; the upshot of it all was that …es lief darauf hinaus, dass …; what was the upshot of your meeting?was kam bei Ihrem Treffen heraus?; in the upshotletzten Endes

upshot

[ˈʌpˌʃɒt] n (result) → risultato
the upshot of it all was that ... → la conclusione è stata che...

upshot

(ˈapʃot) : the upshot
the result or end (of a matter). What was the final upshot of that affair?
References in classic literature ?
But the upshot is, she gets up glorious dinners, makes superb coffee; and you must judge her as warriors and statesmen are judged, by her success.
The upshot of which, was, to smash this witness like a crockery vessel, and shiver his part of the case to useless lumber.
He was mighty learned about the case, to me; but the upshot of his opinion was, that the carrier was making his last journey rather fast.
The upshot was, that we found a worthy young merchant or shipping-broker, not long established in business, who wanted intelligent help, and who wanted capital, and who in due course of time and receipt would want a partner.
Then some of them fell to fighting, and while they killed each other--for it came about that Nada brought death upon the robbers as on all others--she escaped, for she said that she did not wish to look upon their struggle but would await the upshot in a place apart.
The upshot of the experiment, so far as she was concerned, was that she had quarrelled with her companion, and had gone off in search of her husband, on which search she was embarked at the moment of my encountering her.
Well, for five weeks I have walked and tallied and dallied with the loveliest woman in the world, and the upshot is that I am flying from her, and am for a hermit's cave until I die.
But considering that it would not become him, nor be right, to begin any new emprise until he had established Micomicona in her kingdom, he was constrained to hold his peace and wait quietly to see what would be the upshot of the proceedings of those same travellers; one of whom found the youth they were seeking lying asleep by the side of a muleteer, without a thought of anyone coming in search of him, much less finding him.
His sentiments were pretty much as follows; or, at all events, something like this was probably the upshot of his speech:
Was this the upshot of travelling to the Indies, and acquiring experience combined with anecdote?
As to the actual upshot of the mutiny he cared nothing.
I can't go into the details of the business, but the upshot is that my worldly wealth is much more than I thought, and I am (or shall soon be) in a position to offer marriage, without imprudence, to any lady, even if she brought nothing.