• WordNet 3.6
    • v yield end resistance, as under pressure or force "The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram"
    • v yield consent reluctantly
    • v yield be willing to concede "I grant you this much"
    • v yield cease opposition; stop fighting
    • v yield be flexible under stress of physical force "This material doesn't give"
    • v yield 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 yield cause to happen or be responsible for "His two singles gave the team the victory"
    • v yield move in order to make room for someone for something "The park gave way to a supermarket","`Move over,' he told the crowd"
    • v yield bring in "interest-bearing accounts","How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
    • v yield give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
    • v yield be the cause or source of "He gave me a lot of trouble","Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
    • v yield be fatally overwhelmed
    • v yield give in, as to influence or pressure
    • n yield production of a certain amount
    • n yield an amount of a product
    • n yield the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property "the average return was about 5%"
    • n yield the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time) "production was up in the second quarter"
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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.
    • n Yield Amount yielded; product; -- applied especially to products resulting from growth or cultivation. "A goodly yield of fruit doth bring."
    • Yield To admit to be true; to concede; to allow. "I yield it just, said Adam, and submit."
    • Yield To comply with; to assent; as, I yielded to his request.
    • Yield To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth. "Vines yield nectar.""He] makes milch kine yield blood.""The wilderness yieldeth food for them and for their children."
    • Yield To give a reward to; to bless. "Tend me to-night two hours, I ask no more,
      And the gods yield you for 't."
      "God yield thee, and God thank ye."
    • Yield 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.""When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength."
    • Yield 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 ?"
    • Yield To give up the contest; to submit; to surrender; to succumb. "He saw the fainting Grecians yield ."
    • Yield 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.""Shall yield up all their virtue, all their fame."
    • Yield 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?"
    • Yield To permit; to grant; as, to yield passage.
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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 yield Specifically, in forestry, the amount of wood at present upon, or which after a given period will be upon, a given area. See phrases below.
    • yield To give in payment; pay; repay; reward; requite; recompense.
    • yield To give in return, or by way of recompense; produce, as a reward or return for labor performed, capital invested, or some similar output.
    • yield To produce generally; bring forth; give out; emit; bear; furnish.
    • yield To afford; confer; grant; give.
    • yield To give up, as to a superior power or authority; quit possession of, as through compulsion, necessity, or duty; relinquish; resign; surrender: often followed by up.
    • yield To give up or render generally.
    • yield To admit the force, justice, or truth of; allow; concede; grant.
    • yield Synonyms To supply, render.
    • yield To accord.
    • yield To produce; bear; give a return for labor: as, the tree yields abundantly; the mines yielded better last year.
    • yield To give way, as to superior physical force, to a conqueror, etc.; give up a contest; submit; succumb; surrender.
    • yield To give way, in a moral sense, as to entreaty, argument, or a request; cease opposing; comply; consent; assent.
    • yield To give place, as inferior in rank or excellence.
    • n yield Payment; tribute.
    • n yield That which is yielded; the product or return of growth, cultivation, or care; also, that which is obtained by labor, as in mines or manufactories.
    • n yield The act of yielding or giving way, as under pressure.
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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.
    • v.t Yield yēld to resign: to grant: to give out: to produce: to allow
    • v.i Yield to submit: to comply with: to give place
    • n Yield amount yielded: product
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  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Abstainer. A weak man who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.”
  • Lord Alfred Tennyson
    “To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”
  • Euripides
    “It is change; all yields its place and goes.”
  • Horace
    “We are free to yield to truth.”
  • 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.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. yelden, ȝelden, ȝilden, 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. gälla, to be worth, gälda, to pay, Goth. gildan, in fragildan, usgildan,. Cf. 1st Geld Guild


In literature:

Personally, I should be glad to apply it to future territory, but I shall yield.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
The average yield per acre for the United States, a little more than twelve bushels, is scarcely half the average yield in Europe.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Now, after a moment's hesitation she yielded, and he felt her dear weight on him as he guided her carefully from stone to stone.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
He yielded, and his brother and Rockingham reproached him bitterly for his compliance.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
They yielded: they could do nothing but yield.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
A brave soldier yields with life alone!
"With Spurs of Gold" by Frances Nimmo Greene
The banished King Tarquin did not lightly yield his realm.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
It's sometimes possible to jar the strikers down when they set the springs to yield at a touch.
"The Long Portage" by Harold Bindloss
Its liver yields from eight to twelve barrels of oil.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
The Council of Trent, at first refractory, seemed yielding to his wishes.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9" by Various

In poetry:

Yet even he whose common grave
Lies in the open fields,
Died not without a thought of all
The joy that glory yields.
"The Record" by Letitia Elizabeth Landon
He hears the fight above him rave;
He fears his mates must yield;
He lies as in a narrow grave
Beneath a battle-field.
"The Trumpeter" by Helen Gray Cone
"I am not Christ the Great,
Thou shalt not yield thee yet;
I am an Unknown Knight,
Three modest maidens have me bedight."
"The Elected Knight. From The Danish. " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And so indeed he was avenged,
For God has said it so -
'Who takes a life must yield a life!'
And the murderer met his doom.
"The Gallant Peter Clarke" by Anonymous Oceania
No! nor shall they daunt your zeal,
Nor bend your souls to yield;
But ye shall wave, exultingly,
Your banners o'er the field.
"To Teetotallers" by John Pierpont
The languid brooklets yield their sighs,
A requiem o'er the tomb
Of sunny days and cloudless skies,
Enhancing autumn's gloom.
"Autumn" by Mary Baker Eddy

In news:

Use of hypoxic conditions to yield better results.
24 servings Yield: 2 dozen cookies.
Black Forest Cake – Traditional Recipe by Chef Casey Shiller St Louis Community College-Forest Park Yield: 1- 9 cake, 16 servings.
Blackbeard 's ship yields more pieces.
This recipe yields 4 servings.
Will the new projects that are under way yield as much oil as their financial backers hope.
Brush Off the Fed With High-Yielding Dividend Stocks Like AT&T And Sunoco Logistics.
Brush Off the Fed With High-Yielding Dividend Stocks Like AT&T And Sunoco Logistics.
Registration is $400—a bargain, considering how you can use what you learn to add incremental bushels to your corn yields.
Algae biofuels could yield valued byproduct .
Burgundy's Yield Fails To Meet Grape Expectations.
A walk along this path at Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary might yield a glimpse of Ghost Orchids.
Dark '127 Hours' Yields a Tale Full of Life.
Farmers will have the opportunity to learn how to increase their productivity and yield potential through Monsanto's 2009 Genuity Brand Technology Showcase Tours this August in Dumas , Texas.
Iowa State Laboratory Humidification Yields Results.

In science:

This expansion captures only the analytical part of the solution that yields P = 0 in all orders in 1/ ˜ε while the nonanalytic part of the solution that yields P ∼ e−ε cannot be found by this method.
Effects of nonlinear sweep in the Landau-Zener-Stueckelberg effect
N −1 , the v vertices yield N v and the binomial moments associated with v vertices yield the sum in the exponent.
Perturbing General Uncorrelated Networks
Tav yields the NTO approximation and T − Tav yields the effects of time ordering.
How Time Works in Quantum Systems: Overview of time ordering and time correlation in weakly perturbed atomic collisions and in strongly perturbed qubits
They should produce more Zn than the standard yields. A good approximation is to use the Zn yields from WW95 for solar metallicity.
The chemical evolution of the Milky Way: from light to heavy elements
Two star pairs did not yield valid data for the AEC observations, while all four pairs of stars yielded good data on the VertexRSI antenna.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas