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Definition of "yield" []

  • To give forth by or as if by a natural process, especially by cultivation: a field that yields many bushels of corn. (verb-transitive)
  • To furnish as return for effort or investment; be productive of: an investment that yields high percentages. (verb-transitive)
  • To give over possession of, as in deference or defeat; surrender. (verb-transitive)
  • To give up (an advantage, for example) to another; concede. (verb-transitive)
  • To give forth a natural product; be productive. (verb-intransitive)
  • To give forth or supply (a product, result, etc), esp by cultivation, labour, etc; produce or bear (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To furnish as a return (verb)
  • To surrender or relinquish, esp as a result of force, persuasion, etc (verb)
  • To give way, submit, or surrender, as through force or persuasion (verb)
  • To agree; comply; assent (verb)
  • To grant or allow; concede (verb)
  • To pay or repay (verb)
  • The result, product, or amount yielded (noun)
  • The profit or return, as from an investment or tax (noun)
  • The annual income provided by an investment, usually expressed as a percentage of its cost or of its current value (noun)
  • The energy released by the explosion of a nuclear weapon expressed in terms of the amount of TNT necessary to produce the same energy (noun)
  • The quantity of a specified product obtained in a reaction or series of reactions, usually expressed as a percentage of the quantity that is theoretically obtainable (noun)

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Use "yield" in a sentence
  • "I. iii.134 (414,5) why do I yield] To _yield_ is, simply, to _give way to_."
  • "The supposed difference in yield is 3.5 basis points."
  • "If you've been watching or reading much economic news, invariably you would've heard of the term yield curve."