- barren; sterile.
- (of a cow) not giving milk, from being in calf or from age.
Origin of yeld
before 1100; Middle English; Old English gelde barren; cognate with German Gelt; akin to geld1
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Examples from the Web for yeld
Dr Brandram drove back to Yeld in a dazed condition of mind.Roger Ingleton, Minor
Talbot Baines Reed
The yeld of our corne-ground is also much after this rate folowing.Chronicles (1 of 6): The Description of Britaine
But Aunt Yeld stood always a little in advance, talking to herself.The Story of a Red Deer
J. W. Fortescue
Mr. Booth sayd that he wold yeld that to me that he wold not yeld to the bisshop nor any other.
"I don't think it answers," said Mrs. Yeld to her husband as they went home.The Way We Live Now
- (of an animal) barren or too young to bear young
- (of a cow) not yielding milk
Old English gelde barren; related to geld 1