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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to give forth or produce by a natural process or in return for cultivation:

    to yield 40 bushels to the acre.

    Category: Agriculture

  2. to produce or furnish (profit).

    Category: Business

  3. to give up, as to superior power or authority:

    yielded the fort to the enemy.

  4. to relinquish:

    to yield the floor to the senator from Ohio.

  5. to give as due or required:

    to yield obedience.

  6. (v.i.)to give a return, as for labor expended; produce or bear.

  7. to surrender to superior power.

  8. to give way to influence, entreaty, or the like:

    to yield to outrageous demands.

  9. to give place or precedence (usu. fol. by to):

    to yield to the next speaker.

  10. to give way to force, pressure, etc.; collapse.

  11. (n.)the act of yielding or producing.

  12. the quantity or amount yielded.

  13. the income produced by a financial investment, usu. shown as a percentage of cost.

    Category: Business

  14. Chem. the quantity of product formed by the interaction of two or more substances, generally expressed as a percentage of the quantity obtained to that theoretically obtainable.

    Category: Chemistry

  15. something given up or relinquished.

  16. a measure of the destructive energy of a nuclear explosion, expressed in kilotons of the amount of TNT that would produce the same destruction.

    Category: Physics

* Syn: yield , submit , surrender mean to give way or give up to a person or thing. To yield is to relinquish or concede under some degree of pressure, either from a position of weakness or from one of advantage: to yield ground to an enemy; to yield the right of way. To submit is to give up more completely to authority or superior force and to cease opposition, usu. with reluctance: The mutineers finally submitted to the captain's orders. To surrender is to give up complete possession of and claim to, usu. after resistance: to surrender a fortress; to surrender one's rights.

Origin of yield:

bef. 900; OE g(i)eldan to pay, c. OS geldan, OHG geltan, ON gjalda, to restore, pay, Go fragildan to repay; akin to geld2, wergild


Princeton's WordNet

  1. output, yield(noun)

    production of a certain amount

  2. return, issue, take, takings, proceeds, yield, payoff(noun)

    the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

    "the average return was about 5%"

  3. yield, fruit(noun)

    an amount of a product

  4. output, yield, production(verb)

    the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)

    "production was up in the second quarter"

  5. yield, give, afford(verb)

    be the cause or source of

    "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"

  6. give way, yield(verb)

    end resistance, as under pressure or force

    "The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram"

  7. render, yield, return, give, generate(verb)

    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"

  8. concede, yield, cede, grant(verb)

    give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another

  9. yield, relent, soften(verb)

    give in, as to influence or pressure

  10. move over, give way, give, ease up, yield(verb)

    move in order to make room for someone for something

    "The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the crowd"

  11. give, yield(verb)

    cause to happen or be responsible for

    "His two singles gave the team the victory"

  12. concede, yield, grant(verb)

    be willing to concede

    "I grant you this much"

  13. succumb, yield(verb)

    be fatally overwhelmed

  14. yield, pay, bear(verb)

    bring in

    "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"

  15. give, yield(verb)

    be flexible under stress of physical force

    "This material doesn't give"

  16. yield(verb)

    cease opposition; stop fighting

  17. yield, give in, succumb, knuckle under, buckle under(verb)

    consent reluctantly

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. yield(verb)ˈild

    to produce

    an expensive election campaign that yielded disappointing results

  2. yieldˈild

    to agree after resisting; = give in

    His parents finally yielded and said he could go.; The government has been accused of yielding to pressure.

  3. yieldˈild

    to allow a vehicle to go before you

    Yield to cars coming from the right.

  4. yieldˈild

    to give to sb else

    to yield territory


  1. yield(Noun)

    Payment; tribute.

  2. yield(Noun)

    A product; the quantity of something produced

    Zucchini plants always seem to produce a high yield of fruit.

  3. yield(Verb)

    To pay, give in payment; repay, recompense; reward; requite.

  4. yield(Verb)

    To give way; to allow another to pass first.

    Yield the right of way to pedestrians.

  5. yield(Verb)

    To give as required; to surrender, relinquish or capitulate.

    They refuse to yield to the enemy.

  6. yield(Verb)

    To give way; to succumb to a force.

  7. yield(Verb)

    To produce as return, as from an investment.

    Historically, that security yields a high return.

  8. yield(Verb)

    The current return as a percentage of the price of a stock or bond.

  9. yield(Verb)

    To produce as a result.

    Completing the mathematics correctly yields a result of five.

  10. Origin: From yielden, yelden, from gieldan, from geldanan, from gheldh-. Cognate with gelden, gelten, jild.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yield(verb)

    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

  2. Yield(verb)

    to furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth

  3. Yield(verb)

    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

  4. Yield(verb)

    to admit to be true; to concede; to allow

  5. Yield(verb)

    to permit; to grant; as, to yield passage

  6. Yield(verb)

    to give a reward to; to bless

  7. Yield(verb)

    to give up the contest; to submit; to surrender; to succumb

  8. Yield(verb)

    to comply with; to assent; as, I yielded to his request

  9. Yield(verb)

    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

  10. Yield(verb)

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

  11. Yield(noun)

    amount yielded; product; -- applied especially to products resulting from growth or cultivation


  1. Yield

    Yield is the fifth studio album by the American alternative rock band Pearl Jam, released on February 3, 1998. Following a short promotional tour for its previous album, No Code, Pearl Jam recorded Yield throughout 1997 at Studio Litho and Studio X in Seattle, Washington. The album was proclaimed as a return to the band's early, straightforward rock sound, and marked a more collaborative effort from the band as opposed to relying heavily on frontman Eddie Vedder to compose the songs. The lyrics deal with contemplative themes, albeit seen in a more positive manner compared to the band's earlier work. Yield received positive reviews and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, but while like No Code the album soon began dropping down the charts, Yield eventually outsold its predecessor. The band did more promotion for the album compared to No Code, including a return to full-scale touring and the release of a music video for the song "Do the Evolution". The record has been certified 2× platinum by the RIAA in the United States. The album is Pearl Jam's last release with drummer Jack Irons, who left the band during the album's promotional tour.

British National Corpus

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    Rank popularity for the word 'yield' in Nouns Frequency: #2145

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'yield' in Verbs Frequency: #688

Anagrams of yield

  1. Leidy

  2. ylide

Translations for yield

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to give up; to surrender

He yielded to the other man's arguments; He yielded all his possessions to the state.

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