verb (used without object)
to give a return, as for labor expended; produce; bear.
to surrender or submit, as to superior power:
The rebels yielded after a week.
to give way to influence, entreaty, argument, or the like:
Don't yield to their outrageous demands.
to give place or precedence (usually followed by to
to yield to another; Will the senator from New York yield?
to give way to force, pressure, etc., so as to move, bend, collapse, or the like.
the quantity or amount yielded.
Chemistry. 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.
the income produced by a financial investment, usually shown as a percentage of cost.
a measure of the destructive energy of a nuclear explosion, expressed in kilotons of the amount of TNT that would produce the same destruction.
(v.) Middle English y
)elden, Old English g
to pay; cognate with German gelten
to be worth, apply to; (noun) late Middle English,
derivative of the v.
yielder, nounoutyield, verb (used with object)underyield, noununderyield, verb (used without object)unyielded, adjective
furnish, supply, render, bear. 3.
abandon, abdicate, waive, forgo. Yield, submit, surrender
mean to give way or give up to someone or something. To yield
is to concede under some degree of pressure, but not necessarily to surrender totally: to yield ground to an enemy.
is to give up more completely to authority, superior force, etc., and to cease opposition, although usually with reluctance: to submit to control.
is to give up complete possession of, relinquish, and cease claim to: to surrender a fortress, one's freedom, rights. 6.
give in, comply, bow. 14.
fruit. See crop