yield: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (yēld), [key]
- to give forth or produce by a natural process or in return for cultivation: This farm yields enough fruit to meet all our needs.
- to produce or furnish (payment, profit, or interest): a trust fund that yields ten percent interest annually; That investment will yield a handsome return.
- to give up, as to superior power or authority: They yielded the fort to the enemy.
- to give up or surrender (oneself&hasp;): He yielded himself to temptation.
- to give up or over; relinquish or resign: to yield the floor to the senator from Ohio.
- to give as due or required: to yield obedience.
- to cause; give rise to: The play yielded only one good laugh.
- 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 fol. 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 act of yielding or producing.
- something yielded.
- the quantity or amount yielded.
- 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.
- yield (Thesaurus)