• WordNet 3.6
    • adj yielding tending to give in or surrender or agree "too yielding to make a stand against any encroachments"- V.I.Parrington"
    • adj yielding lacking stiffness and giving way to pressure "a deep yielding layer of foam rubber"
    • adj yielding inclined to yield to argument or influence or control "a timid yielding person"
    • n yielding the act of conceding or yielding
    • n yielding a verbal act of admitting defeat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Average number of squirts from a cow's udder needed to yield a gallon of milk : 345.
    • a Yielding Inclined to give way, or comply; flexible; compliant; accommodating; as, a yielding temper.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1865 opium was grown in the state of Virginia and a product was distilled from it that yielded 4 percent morphine. In 1867 it was grown in Tennessee: six years later it was cultivated in Kentucky. During these years opium, marijuana and cocaine could be purchased legally over the counter from any druggist.
    • n yielding Payment.
    • n yielding Compliance; assent; surrender.
    • n yielding A giving away under physical pressure; a settling.
    • yielding Inclined or fit to yield, in any sense of the word; especially, soft; compliant; unresisting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It takes, on average, 345 squirts from a cow’s udder to yield one gallon of milk.
    • adj Yielding inclined to give way or comply: compliant
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  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Abstainer. A weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.”
  • Euripides
    “It is change; all yields its place and goes.”
  • Horace
    “We are free to yield to truth.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.”
  • Virgil
    “Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune permits you.”
  • Henri B. Stendhal
    “A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gieldan, gildan, to pay, gelten, Ice. gjalda.


In literature:

Then Sir Kay pulled at it with all his might, but it would not yield.
"Stories of King Arthur and His Knights" by U. Waldo Cutler
Oswald felt this charm, and readily yielded to its power.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
They of course resisted, and his whole reign was occupied with a struggle to make them yield.
"The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa" by Paul Barron Watson
For instance, hardiness could be rated for a very young tree, but not yield.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
Thus, notably in regard to furfural yielding constituents, the latter yield 1-2 p.ct.
"Researches on Cellulose" by C. F. Cross
The Franquette and Mayette have not grown very well here and have given very poor yields.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Well, for thy sake, I yield me.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
Thus began a business which now yields the owners of the beds one hundred million dollars yearly.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Mr. Smith: You said you had made inquiries as to nuts, harvest yields, orchard yields; it was those, particularly, that I had in mind.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Third Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
This expedition did not yield any new contribution to the knowledge of our globe.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Though no longer in the water, they sank to their knees at every step, in soft yielding sand.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
She had made up her mind not to yield.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
From 1884 to 1888, the average annual yield was only 629,942 piculs.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
The two agreed upon the policy of surrendering or yielding to the States in secession the fortresses within their respective limits.
"The Galaxy" by Various
The series of instruments will yield a net return every year.
"Essentials of Economic Theory" by John Bates Clark
Though no longer in the water, they sank to their knees at every step, in soft yielding sand.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
She yielded saying she would not yield.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
I would yield a year of my dominion to have him alive again.
"Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15)" by Charles Morris
A little reflection will convince such people that humanity does not consist in the yielding to every expression of desire.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
Campbell had 55 acres wheat that yielded 38 bushels per acre, and 100 acres that yielded 36 bushels.
"Canada West 1914" by Unknown

In poetry:

Well, after delaying a space,
His tradesmen no longer would wait:
Returning to England apace,
He yielded himself to his fate.
"Lorenzo De Lardy" by William Schwenck Gilbert
On all her breezes borne,
Earth yields no scents like those;
But he that dares not gasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.
"The Narrow Way" by Anne Bronte
Learn ye nations of the earth
The condition of your birth,
Now be taught your feeble state,
Know, that all must yield to Fate!
"On The Death Of The Vice-Chancellor, A Physician (Translated From Milton)" by William Cowper
Or should my yielding powers
Acknowledge pleasure's sway,
I'd think of sacred streams and bowers,
And sweets that ne'er decay.
"Hymn II" by William Duke
And when she read the fatal note,
Her cheek grew cold and pale;
Yet, noble heart and lofty soul,
Would neither yield nor quail.
"A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
Whither wouldst thou, restless Spirit?
Why so ill content to stay?
Ne'er was night so long and gloomy,
But it yielded to the day.
"When Shall I Flee Away, and Be at Rest?" by Caroline Fry

In news:

Bing Crosby 's cellar yields long-lost World Series film.
A Google search of the phrase "movie reviews" yields 320 million matches.
Oak trees yield many sounds when the sun goes down.
Based on the current stock price, investors can expect a yield of about 3.6% going forward.
The Best of the High Yield Food Stocks.
Lemon Aioli (yields ½ cup): ½ cup mayonnaise 2 Tbsp.
Once again, time turns back on itself and yields an artifact of great cultural and artistic importance, and once again the agent of chance is John Cale .
So far, yields are better than expected.
Two fierce competitors who've given their all, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney now yield center stage to voters for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come.
Yield also is high, ?11.2 H2/anhydroglucose unit of cellulosic materials, the highest level yet reported, they claim.
Snag This Cheap 5.7% Yield Dividend Stock Even Lower Than Chairman of the Board / CEO Sabin Did.
24 servings Yield: 1 braid.
Based on the current stock price, investors can expect a yield of about 1.4% going forward.
Enter the bond's nominal yield.
Based on the current stock price, investors can expect a yield of about 6.8% going forward.

In science:

The first term yields, of course, the usual Einstein equation, whereas the second term yields the corrections according to the generalized uncertainty principle.
Gauge Theories under Incorporation of a Generalized Uncertainty Principle
It says that given the number of si ’s for all i with 1 ≤ i ≤ n, the number of such sequences to yield a binary sequence Y equals to that of sequences to yield Y ′ if Y and Y ′ have the same length.
Efficient Generation of Random Bits from Finite State Markov Chains
With fluctuating obstacles, trapping time distributions with low obstacle densities (thus yielding Brownian diffusion, Fig. 5B1) are very similar to those obtained with large obstacle densities (which yield anomalous diffusion, Fig. 5B2).
Anomalous subdiffusion due to obstacles : A critical survey
The distribution of trapping-times due to the presence of obstacles broadens when the density of obstacles is large enough to yield anomalous diffusion, but it does not become a power-law with exponent in [1.0 − 2.0], which is a mandatory prerequisite to yield anomalous diffusion in the CTRW model.
Anomalous subdiffusion due to obstacles : A critical survey
Good agreement was found with an average light yield of typically 0.4 p.e./keV, which is roughly half of the yield that would be obtained with a completed detector (14 PMTs).
Search for WIMPs in liquid argon
We recall that the component ratio CR is the ratio of integrated light yield during the first 50 ns to the total light yield.
Search for WIMPs in liquid argon
The boundary stratum θ, resp. ζ , yields precisely W B1 , resp. W A1 ; on the other hand, it is not difficult to verify that the boundary stratum α yields the non-trivial contribution 1/4, as can be verified by a direct computation.
Biquantization of symmetric pairs and the quantum shift
One can also see that the crosstalk effect on the resolution in Fig. 52(right) is minimal with an analog measurement and large light yield due to the low amplitude of the crosstalk relative to the photoelectron yield.
A 1 mm Scintillating Fibre Tracker Readout by a Multi-anode Photomultiplier
It turns out that for the former case the maximization in Eq. (38) yields 0, while the latter cause yields ∞.
Convex optimization problem prototyping for image reconstruction in computed tomography with the Chambolle-Pock algorithm
Thus a connected graph in An yields n rooted graphs in the corresponding set Ao n ; a graph in An which has two components, with respectively a and n − a vertices, yields a(n − a) rooted graphs in Ao n ; and so on.
Connectivity for random graphs from a weighted bridge-addable class
Each singular point in the image therefore yields a pair of points on S 1 that are conventionally connected by a chord for book keeping purposes. A knot with m singular points will yield m distinct chords on S 1 .
A Stringy Generalization of the Kontsevich Integral
Different choices of G generate different algorithms: G(x) = x(log x − 1) yields unshifted QR, G(x) = x2/2 yields Toda, and G(x) = |x| yields the matrix sign algorithm.
How long does it take to compute the eigenvalues of a random symmetric matrix?
Let us assume for a moment that each measurement is unordered, i.e., instead of yielding a list of angles, each measurement yields an unordered set of these same angles.
Simple Agents Learn to Find Their Way: An Introduction on Mapping Polygons
Taking generators three by three, they yield four additional points (the four vertices of the four corresponding tropical planes) and taking generators two by two, they yield, at most, twelve more points (the vertices of six tropical lines).
Six combinatorial clases of maximal convex tropical polyhedra
Generally, the process of vertex resolution yields long “chains” (i.e. subgraphs whose vertices have degree two), each vertex of which yields an extra factor Φ provided both incident edges have the same colour.
Averaging Fluctuations in Resolvents of Random Band Matrices