Definitions for: Yield


[n] production of a certain amount
[n] an amount of a product
[n] the income arising from land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
[v] end resistance, esp. under pressure or force; "The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram."
[v] consent reluctantly
[v] be willing to concede; "I grant you this much..."
[v] cease opposition; stop fighting
[v] be flexible under stress of physical force; "This material doesn't give"
[v] give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate renders some revenue for the family"
[v] bring about; "His two singles gave the team the victory"
[v] move in order to make room for someone for something; "The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the crowd"
[v] bring in; as of investments; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
[v] give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
[v] be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
[v] be fatally overwhelmed
[v] give in, as to influence or pressure



Webster (1913) Definition: Yield, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Yielded; obs. p. p. Yold;
p. pr. & vb. n. Yielding.] [OE. yelden, [yogh]elden,
[yogh]ilden, AS. gieldan, gildan, to pay, give, restore, make
an offering; akin to OFries. jelda, OS. geldan, D. gelden to
cost, to be worth, G. gelten, OHG. geltan to pay, restore,
make an offering, be worth, Icel. gjalda to pay, give up,
Dan. gielde to be worth, Sw. g["a]lla to be worth, g["a]lda
to pay, Goth. gildan in fragildan, usgildan. Cf. 1st Geld,
Guild.]
1. To give in return for labor expended; to produce, as
payment or interest on what is expended or invested; to
pay; as, money at interest yields six or seven per cent.

To yelde Jesu Christ his proper rent. --Chaucer.

When thou tillest the ground, it shall not
henceforth yield unto thee her strength. --Gen. iv.
12.

2. To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth. ``Vines
yield nectar.'' --Milton.

[He] makes milch kine yield blood. --Shak.

The wilderness yieldeth food for them and for their
children. --Job xxiv. 5.

3. To give up, as something that is claimed or demanded; to
make over to one who has a claim or right; to resign; to
surrender; to relinquish; as a city, an opinion, etc.

And, force perforce, I'll make him yield the crown.
--Shak.

Shall yield up all their virtue, all their fame.
--Milton.

4. To admit to be true; to concede; to allow.

I yield it just, said Adam, and submit. --Milton.

5. To permit; to grant; as, to yield passage.

6. To give a reward to; to bless. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Tend me to-night two hours, I ask no more, And the
gods yield you for 't. --Shak.

God yield thee, and God thank ye. --Beau. & Fl.

To yield the breath, the ghost, or the life, to die; to
expire; -- often followed by up.

One calmly yields his willing breath. --Keble.


Yield, v. i.
1. To give up the contest; to submit; to surrender; to
succumb.

He saw the fainting Grecians yield. --Dryden.

2. To comply with; to assent; as, I yielded to his request.

3. To give way; to cease opposition; to be no longer a
hindrance or an obstacle; as, men readily yield to the
current of opinion, or to customs; the door yielded.

Will ye relent, And yield to mercy while 't is
offered you? --Shak.

4. To give place, as inferior in rank or excellence; as, they
will yield to us in nothing.

Nay tell me first, in what more happy fields The
thistle springs, to which the lily yields? --Pope.


Yield, n.
Amount yielded; product; -- applied especially to products
resulting from growth or cultivation. ``A goodly yield of
fruit doth bring.'' --Bacon.

Synonyms: afford, bear, buckle under, cede, concede, concede, ease up, fruit, generate, give, give, give, give in, give way, give way, grant, grant, issue, knuckle under, move over, output, pay, payoff, proceeds, relent, render, return, return, soften, succumb, succumb, take, takings

Antonyms: come through, make it, pull round, pull through, remain firm, stand, survive

See Also: accede, accept, agree, allow, allow for, bow, bring in, buckle under, change, clear, concord, concur, consent, create, crop, decease, defer, die, earn, economic rent, exit, expire, fall, forgive, furnish, gain, give, give in, give up, go, go for, harvest, hold, income, knuckle under, leave, line duty, line function, make, make, move, net, open, open up, pass, pass away, pay off, perish, produce, product, production, production, provide, provide for, pull in, realise, realize, relinquish, render, rent, stretch, submit, succumb, supply, surrender, take in, truckle, yield

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