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Yield Definition and Meaning

By Tayyaba Rehman & Urooj Arif — Published on February 10, 2024
Yield means to produce or provide something, such as a profit, result, or agricultural product, or to give way to another. e.g., The apple trees yield a large harvest each fall.
Yield

Yield Definitions

To produce or give forth a natural product or result.
The investment yielded high returns.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 03, 2024
To give in or relent under pressure.
Eventually, he yielded to their persistent requests.
Urooj Arif
Feb 03, 2024
To produce a specific amount or quantity.
The experiment yielded interesting data.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 03, 2024
To give forth by a natural process, especially by cultivation
A field that yields many bushels of corn.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To furnish as return for effort or investment; be productive of
An investment that yields a high return.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To give over possession of, as in deference or defeat; surrender
Yielded my seat to the speaker.
Yielded his sword.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To give up (an advantage, for example) to another; concede
Yielded the right of way to the oncoming traffic.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To give forth a natural product; be productive.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To produce a return for effort or investment
Bonds that yield well.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To give up, as in defeat; surrender or submit.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To give way to pressure or force
The door yielded to a gentle push.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To give way to argument, persuasion, influence, or entreaty.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To give up one's place, as to one that is superior
Yielded to the chairperson.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
An amount yielded or produced; a product.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
A profit obtained from an investment; a return.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
The energy released by an explosion, especially by a nuclear explosion, expressed in units of weight (usually kilotons) of TNT required to produce an equivalent release.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
(obsolete) To pay, give in payment; repay, recompense; reward; requite.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To give way; to allow another to pass first.
Yield the right of way to pedestrians.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To give as required; to surrender, relinquish or capitulate.
They refuse to yield to the enemy.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To give, or give forth, (anything).
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
(intransitive) To give way; to succumb to a force.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
To produce as return, as from an investment.
Historically, that security yields a high return.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
(mathematics) To produce as a result.
Adding 3 and 4 yields a result of 7.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
(linguistics) To produce a particular sound as the result of a sound law.
Indo-European p- yields Germanic f-.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To pass the material's yield point and undergo plastic deformation.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
(rare) To admit to be true; to concede; to allow.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
(obsolete) Payment; tribute.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
A product; the quantity of something produced.
Zucchini plants always seem to produce a high yield of fruit.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
The explosive energy value of a bomb, especially a nuke, usually expressed in tons of TNT equivalent.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
(law) The current return as a percentage of the price of a stock or bond.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
(finance) Profit earned from an investment; return on investment.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
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.
To yelde Jesu Christ his proper rent.
When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth.
[He] makes milch kine yield blood.
The wilderness yieldeth food for them and for their children.
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
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.
And, force perforce, I'll make him yield the crown.
Shall yield up all their virtue, all their fame.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To admit to be true; to concede; to allow.
I yield it just, said Adam, and submit.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To permit; to grant; as, to yield passage.
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To give a reward to; to bless.
Tend me to-night two hours, I ask no more,And the gods yield you for 't.
God yield thee, and God thank ye.
One calmly yields his willing breath.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To give up the contest; to submit; to surrender; to succumb.
He saw the fainting Grecians yield.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
To comply with; to assent; as, I yielded to his request.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
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.
Will ye relent,And yield to mercy while 't is offered you?
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To give place, as inferior in rank or excellence; as, they will yield to us in nothing.
Nay tell me first, in what more happy fieldsThe thistle springs, to which the lily yields?
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
Amount yielded; product; - applied especially to products resulting from growth or cultivation.
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
Production of a certain amount
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
An amount of a product
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
The income arising from land or other property;
The average return was about 5%
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
The quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time);
Production was up in the second quarter
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Be the cause or source of;
He gave me a lot of trouble
Our meeting afforded much interesting information
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
End resistance, especially under pressure or force;
The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
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
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
Give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
Give in, as to influence or pressure
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
Move in order to make room for someone for something;
The park gave way to a supermarket
`Move over,' he told the crowd
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
Bring about;
His two singles gave the team the victory
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
Be willing to concede;
I grant you this much
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
Be fatally overwhelmed
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
Bring in;
Interest-bearing accounts
How much does this savings certificate pay annually?
Tayyaba Rehman
Jan 31, 2024
Be flexible under stress of physical force;
This material doesn't give
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
Cease opposition; stop fighting
Fiza Rafique
Jan 31, 2024
Consent reluctantly
Urooj Arif
Jan 31, 2024
To surrender or give way to another.
The driver had to yield to oncoming traffic.
Urooj Arif
Feb 03, 2024
To provide or generate as a result of cultivation.
The farm's fields yield crops annually.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 03, 2024
To bear fruit or crops.
The orange trees yield juicy fruits.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 03, 2024
To relinquish the right of way.
Pedestrians must yield to vehicles at the crosswalk.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 03, 2024
To create a return on investment.
The stocks yield dividends to their shareholders.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 03, 2024
To generate an outcome or effect.
The discussion yielded some positive solutions.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 03, 2024
To capitulate or concede in an argument.
She refused to yield in the debate.
Urooj Arif
Feb 03, 2024

Yield Idioms & Phrases

Yield to temptation

To give in to a desire or impulse.
Despite his diet, he yielded to temptation and ate the chocolate cake.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Yield to pressure

To give in or succumb to external forces or demands.
The government refused to yield to pressure from the protestors.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Yield the floor

To give up one's right to speak in a debate or meeting to someone else.
After making his point, the senator yielded the floor to his colleague.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

High yield

Producing a large amount, typically used in finance or agriculture.
The new investment offered a high yield to its backers.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Yield an advantage

To produce or provide a beneficial edge or benefit.
Their innovative strategy yielded a significant advantage over competitors.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Yield results

To produce a desired outcome or effect.
Their hard work began to yield results in the form of higher sales.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Yield the right-of-way

To allow another vehicle or pedestrian to go first.
At the intersection, the driver yielded the right-of-way to the pedestrian.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Yield to none

To be inferior to no one; to refuse to submit to anyone.
In terms of quality, their products yield to none.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Yield to logic

To agree with or accept logical reasoning.
After much debate, he finally yielded to logic and accepted the proposal.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

Yield under strain

To give in or break down under pressure or stress.
The bridge yielded under the strain of the heavy traffic.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Yield to oncoming traffic

To allow oncoming vehicles to proceed before you.
The sign instructed to yield to oncoming traffic.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Yield a profit

To generate financial gain.
The business venture finally began to yield a profit in its third year.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Yield a point

To concede or admit a particular point in an argument.
He was stubborn in the discussion and refused to yield a point.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Yield a secret

To reveal or disclose a secret.
After much persuasion, he finally yielded the secret.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

Yield a harvest

To produce or generate an agricultural output.
The fertile fields yielded a bountiful harvest this year.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

Yield the way

To give way or allow someone to pass or proceed.
The crowd yielded the way as the firefighters rushed to the emergency.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Yield the spotlight

To step back and allow someone else to take center stage or receive attention.
The veteran actor yielded the spotlight to the emerging young star.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Yield to a higher authority

To defer or submit to someone in a position of greater power or knowledge.
On complex matters, she would yield to a higher authority.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

Yield negative consequences

To result in adverse or undesired outcomes.
The hasty decision yielded negative consequences for the company.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Yield dividends

To produce benefits or positive results over time.
Investing in education will yield dividends in the future.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Yield Example Sentences

He had to yield his position to the new manager.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024
The yield from the apple orchard was lower this year.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024
The new technology yielded faster processing speeds.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024
You should yield to older people on the bus.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024
Drivers must yield at the intersection.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024
The vegetable garden will yield lots of tomatoes this summer.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024
The investment in solar panels will yield savings on electricity bills.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024
The yield sign at the corner is hard to see.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024
Their hard work yielded a successful harvest.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024
The bond is expected to yield 5% annually.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024
The research project yielded surprising results.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024
The trees in the orchard yield fruit every fall.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024
In the debate, neither side was willing to yield.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024
Yielding to peer pressure is not always a good idea.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024
Careful watering and fertilizing will yield a beautiful garden.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

Common Curiosities

What is a stressed syllable in yield?

The entire word "yield" is stressed as it is a single syllable.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

How is yield used in a sentence?

Example: "The investment is expected to yield high returns."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

How do we divide yield into syllables?

Since "yield" has only one syllable, it is not divided.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

How many syllables are in yield?

There is one syllable in "yield."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Why is it called yield?

"Yield" comes from the Old English "gieldan," meaning to pay, give, or produce, reflecting the action of producing or giving way.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

What is the second form of yield?

The second form (past simple form) of "yield" is "yielded."
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

What is the root word of yield?

The root word of "yield" is the Old English "gieldan."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

What is the first form of yield?

The first form (present form) of "yield" is "yield."
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

What is the verb form of yield?

"Yield" itself is the verb form.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Is yield an adverb?

No, "yield" is not an adverb.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

What is the pronunciation of yield?

Yield is pronounced as /jiːld/.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Is the word “yield” a Direct object or an Indirect object?

As a verb, "yield" can have a direct object. As a noun, it can be a direct object in a sentence.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

What is another term for yield?

Another term for "yield" is "produce" or "give way."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

What is the opposite of yield?

The opposite of "yield" (verb) is "resist" or "withhold."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Is yield a negative or positive word?

"Yield" is neutral; its connotation depends on the context.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Is the word yield Gerund?

The gerund form of "yield" is "yielding."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Which determiner is used with yield?

Determiners like "the," "a," or "this" can be used with "yield."
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

What part of speech is yield?

"Yield" can be both a verb and a noun.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

What is the plural form of yield?

"Yield" does not have a plural form as it is a verb.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Is yield a noun or adjective?

"Yield" is primarily a verb and can also be a noun. It is not an adjective.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

Is yield a countable noun?

As a noun, "yield" can be countable or uncountable depending on the context.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Is yield a collective noun?

"Yield" is not typically used as a collective noun.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Which vowel is used before yield?

The vowel used before "yield" depends on the context of the sentence.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Which article is used with yield?

Articles such as "the," "a," or "an" can be used with "yield," depending on the context.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

What is the singular form of yield?

"Yield" does not change form between singular and plural as it is a verb.
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

Is the yield term a metaphor?

"Yield" can be used metaphorically in some contexts.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Is the word yield imperative?

"Yield" can be used in the imperative form, as in "Yield to oncoming traffic."
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Which conjunction is used with yield?

Conjunctions like "and" or "but" can be used with "yield," depending on the sentence.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

What is the third form of yield?

The third form (past participle form) of "yield" is "yielded."
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

Is yield an abstract noun?

As a noun, "yield" can be considered concrete, referring to a tangible output or result.
Urooj Arif
Feb 10, 2024

Is yield a vowel or consonant?

The word "yield" starts with a vowel.
Tayyaba Rehman
Feb 10, 2024

Which preposition is used with yield?

Common prepositions used with "yield" include "to" and "from."
Fiza Rafique
Feb 10, 2024

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Written by
Tayyaba Rehman
Tayyaba Rehman is a distinguished writer, currently serving as a primary contributor to askdifference.com. As a researcher in semantics and etymology, Tayyaba's passion for the complexity of languages and their distinctions has found a perfect home on the platform. Tayyaba delves into the intricacies of language, distinguishing between commonly confused words and phrases, thereby providing clarity for readers worldwide.
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Urooj is a skilled content writer at Ask Difference, known for her exceptional ability to simplify complex topics into engaging and informative content. With a passion for research and a flair for clear, concise writing, she consistently delivers articles that resonate with our diverse audience.

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