What does the word upshot mean?

Usage examples for upshot

  1. But that the upshot of his religious teaching is wholesome and edifying can hardly be denied. – Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold
  2. However Paula had spent her day, the upshot of it was satisfactory. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  3. I'm goin' crazy to know the upshot of it, and I smell the pie burnin'- it's rhubob, too. – In a Little Town by Rupert Hughes