upshot n : 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" [syn: consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue]
- Said to come from , or Judeo-, originally from פשט. Or, per the Online Etymology Dictionary:
- 1531, from up + shot (n.); originally, the final shot in an archery match.
accomplishment, aftereffect, aftermath, answer, ascertainment, backwash, burden, by-product, clearing up, climax, completion, conclusion, consequence, consequent, core, corollary, cracking, culmination, decipherment, decoding, denouement, derivation, derivative, determination, development, disentanglement, distillate, effect, end, end result, ending, event, eventuality, eventuation, explanation, fallout, feedback, finding, finding-out, finish, fruit, gist, harvest, interpretation, issue, legacy, logical outcome, meat, offshoot, offspring, outcome, outgrowth, pith, precipitate, product, purport, reason, repercussion, resolution, resolving, result, resultant, riddling, sense, sequel, sequela, sequence, sequent, short, solution, solving, sorting out, termination, thrust, unraveling, unriddling, unscrambling, unspinning, untangling, untwisting, unweaving, wake, working, working-out, wrap-up