Upshot
Upshot Up"shot`, n. [Up + shot, equivalent to scot share, reckoning. Cf. the phrase to cast up an account.] Final issue; conclusion; the sum and substance; the end; the result; the consummation. [1913 Webster]

I can not pursue with any safety this sport to the upshot. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

We account it frailty that threescore years and ten make the upshot of man's pleasurable existence. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]


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  • upshot — 1530s, from UP (Cf. up) + SHOT (Cf. shot) (n.); originally, the final shot in an archery match, hence the figurative sense of result, issue, conclusion (c.1600) …   Etymology dictionary

  • upshot — outcome, issue, result, consequence, *effect, aftereffect, aftermath, event, sequel Analogous words: *end, termination, ending: climax, culmination (see SUMMIT): concluding or conclusion, finishing or finish, completion (see corresponding verbs… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • upshot — [n] end result aftereffect, aftermath, burden, climax, completion, conclusion, consequence, core, culmination, denouement, development, effect, end, ending, event, eventuality, finale, finish, gist, issue, meaning, meat*, outcome, payoff, pith*,… …   New thesaurus

  • upshot — ► NOUN ▪ the eventual outcome or conclusion …   English terms dictionary

  • upshot — [up′shät΄] n. [orig., the final shot in an archery match] the conclusion; result; outcome …   English World dictionary

  • upshot — up|shot [ˈʌpʃɔt US ʃa:t] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: upshot final shot in an archery competition (16 17 centuries)] the upshot (of sth) the final result of a situation ▪ The upshot was that after much argument they all agreed to help her …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • upshot — [[t]ʌ̱pʃɒt[/t]] N SING: the N The upshot of a series of events or discussions is the final result of them, usually a surprising result. The upshot is that we have lots of good but not very happy employees... So the upshot is we re going for lunch …   English dictionary

  • upshot — noun a) A concise summary. Im not interested in hearing all the details. Just give me the upshot. b) The final result, or outcome of something. The upshot was that they had to get married …   Wiktionary

  • upshot — up|shot [ ʌp,ʃat ] noun the upshot (of something) the result of a process or an event: The upshot was that they suspended his driver s license …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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