What does yield mean?

Definitions for yield

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word yield.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. output, yieldnoun

    production of a certain amount

  2. return, issue, take, takings, proceeds, yield, payoffnoun

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

    "the average return was about 5%"

  3. yield, fruitnoun

    an amount of a product

  4. output, yield, productionverb

    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, affordverb

    be the cause or source of

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

  6. give way, yieldverb

    end resistance, as under pressure or force

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

  7. render, yield, return, give, generateverb

    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, grantverb

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

  9. yield, relent, softenverb

    give in, as to influence or pressure

  10. move over, give way, give, ease up, yieldverb

    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, yieldverb

    cause to happen or be responsible for

    "His two singles gave the team the victory"

  12. concede, yield, grantverb

    be willing to concede

    "I grant you this much"

  13. succumb, yieldverb

    be fatally overwhelmed

  14. yield, pay, bearverb

    bring in

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

  15. give, yieldverb

    be flexible under stress of physical force

    "This material doesn't give"

  16. yieldverb

    cease opposition; stop fighting

  17. yield, give in, succumb, knuckle under, buckle underverb

    consent reluctantly


  1. yieldnoun

    Payment; tribute.

  2. yieldnoun

    A product; the quantity of something produced

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

  3. yieldverb

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

  4. yieldverb

    To give way; to allow another to pass first.

    Yield the right of way to pedestrians.

  5. yieldverb

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

    They refuse to yield to the enemy.

  6. yieldverb

    To give way; to succumb to a force.

  7. yieldverb

    To produce as return, as from an investment.

    Historically, that security yields a high return.

  8. yieldverb

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

  9. yieldverb

    To produce as a result.

    Completing the mathematics correctly yields a result of five.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Yieldverb

    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. Yieldverb

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

  3. Yieldverb

    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. Yieldverb

    to admit to be true; to concede; to allow

  5. Yieldverb

    to permit; to grant; as, to yield passage

  6. Yieldverb

    to give a reward to; to bless

  7. Yieldverb

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

  8. Yieldverb

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

  9. Yieldverb

    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. Yieldverb

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

  11. Yieldnoun

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

  12. Etymology: [OE. yelden, elden, 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. glla to be worth, glda to pay, Goth. gildan in fragildan, usgildan. Cf. 1st Geld, Guild.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Yield

    yēld, v.t. to resign: to grant: to give out: to produce: to allow.—v.i. to submit: to comply with: to give place.—n. amount yielded: product.—adj. Yield′able, that may be yielded: inclined to yield.—ns. Yield′ableness; Yield′er.—adj. Yield′ing, inclined to give way or comply: compliant.—adv. Yield′ingly.—n. Yield′ingness.—Yield up the ghost (see 'Give up the ghost,' under Give). [A.S. gieldan, gildan, to pay, gelten, Ice. gjalda.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

  2. Verbs Frequency

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

Anagrams for yield »

  1. Leidy

  2. ylide

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of yield in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of yield in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of yield in a Sentence

  1. Danske Bank:

    The efforts of closing down unprofitable routes are obviously starting to pay off, in addition to the fact that existing routes are becoming more mature and thereby perform better, we expect continued solid traffic figures for the coming months in terms of load and underlying yield.

  2. Savita Subramanian:

    A yield grab is under way that we think will likely persist.

  3. Tommy Xie:

    There is no urgency for China to maintain its favourable yield differential against the United States as capital outflow and currency stability is no longer the key concern for China at the moment, with U.S.-China trade war looming, a slightly weaker yuan may be in China's favour.

  4. Josh Peters:

    When I look at utilities that are yielding in the 4-percent range, I think they're priced for what I'd call a normal 10-year Treasury yield - call it 4 or 5 percent - because with utilities you're still going to get some earnings growth, i'd have a similar take on REITs.

  5. Greg Peters:

    The carry is attractive, i think high-yield outperforms equities this year.

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Translations for yield

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  • عادَ ( عليه ) بِـ, طائِل, رِبْح, عائِدَة, رَيْع, غَلَّة, إِفَادَة, مَدْخُول, إِنْتاج, مَصْلَحَة, مُتَحَصِّل, إِيراد, مُغَلّ, أَجْزَأَ, جَدْوَى, مَنْتُوج, جَنًى, مَنْفَعَة, أَغَلَّ, أَكْسَبَ, نِتَاج, دَرَّ, حَصِيدَة, خَرْج, صُلُوح, خَيْر, دَخْل, عائِد, صَلَاح, فائِدَة, إِفَادَةٌ مِنْ, مُسْتَغَلّ, كَسْب, مُحَصَّلَة, اِسْتِفَادَة, مُنْتَج, مَحْصُول, نَتِيجَة, جَدَاء, مُنْتَجات, أَجْزَى, نَفْع, أَدَرَّ, حاصِل, ناتِج, أَمَّنَ, حَقَّقَ, حَصَد, رَجَعَ بِـ, حَصِيلَة, حَمْل, سَحَبَ, يخArabic
  • cedirCatalan, Valencian
  • podřídit se, vynést, výnos, úroda, dát přednost, přinést výsledkyCzech
  • Platz machen, aufgeben, (Ertrag) [[abwerfen]], Ertrag, Ausbeute, gewähren, Vorfahrt gewähren, vorbeilassen, ergebenGerman
  • ceder el paso, ceder, rendimiento, arrojarSpanish
  • väistää, myöntää, tuottaa, taipua, [[antaa]] [[tietä]], satoFinnish
  • se rendre, céder, rapporter, retourner, laisser passer, capituler, rendementFrench
  • géill slíIrish
  • toradhScottish Gaelic
  • menghasilkanIndonesian
  • cedere, dare la precedenza, arrendersi, arrendere, raccolto, produrre, restituire, produzioneItalian
  • תשואהHebrew
  • 収穫, 利益, 譲る, もたらすJapanese
  • fructusLatin
  • zwichten, voortbrengenDutch
  • yte, multiplisere, svikte, gi etter, resultere iNorwegian
  • plon, wydajność, produkcjaPolish
  • rendimento, sucumbir, resultar, produção, safra, cederPortuguese
  • închinaRomanian
  • выход, возвращать, отдавать, [[приводить]] [[к]], производить, результироваться, выработка, урожай, продукция, уступать, сдаваться, даватьRussian
  • urodSerbo-Croatian
  • utbyte, ge vika, geSwedish
  • மகசூல்Tamil
  • దిగుబడి, రాబడిTelugu
  • rekolte, kâr, sağlamak, hâsılât, kazanç, ürün, yol vermek, ürün vermekTurkish
  • 产量Chinese

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