Definitions for yielder
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to give forth or produce by a natural process or in return for cultivation:
to yield 40 bushels to the acre.
to produce or furnish (profit).
to give up, as to superior power or authority:
yielded the fort to the enemy.
to yield the floor to the senator from Ohio.
to give as due or required:
to yield obedience.
(v.i.)to give a return, as for labor expended; produce or bear.
to surrender to superior power.
to give way to influence, entreaty, or the like:
to yield to outrageous demands.
to give place or precedence (usu. fol. by to):
to yield to the next speaker.
to give way to force, pressure, etc.; collapse.
(n.)the act of yielding or producing.
the quantity or amount yielded.
the income produced by a financial investment, usu. shown as a percentage of cost.
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.
something given up or relinquished.
a measure of the destructive energy of a nuclear explosion, expressed in kilotons of the amount of TNT that would produce the same destruction.
* 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
a person who yields or surrenders
Someone or something that yields a crop or other product
Someone or something that yields, or gives way
one who yields