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yield

[ yeeld ]
/ yild /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

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RELATED WORDS

return, revenue, profit, turnout, crop, earnings, income, output, harvest, supply, earn, offer, provide, pay, give, allow, generate, buy, leave, bow

Nearby words

yidaki, yiddish, yiddisher, yiddishism, yiddishkeit, yield, yield management, yield point, yield strength, yield stress, yield to maturity

Origin of yield

before 900; (v.) Middle English y(i)elden, Old English g(i)eldan to pay; cognate with German gelten to be worth, apply to; (noun) late Middle English, derivative of the v.
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3. 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. To submit is to give up more completely to authority, superior force, etc., and to cease opposition, although usually with reluctance: to submit to control. To surrender is to give up complete possession of, relinquish, and cease claim to: to surrender a fortress, one's freedom, rights. 13. See crop.
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British Dictionary definitions for yield

yield

/ (jiːld) /

verb

noun

Derived Formsyieldable, adjectiveyielder, noun

Word Origin for yield

Old English gieldan; related to Old Frisian jelda, Old High German geltan, Old Norse gjalda, Gothic gildan
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Culture definitions for yield

yield


The income from a fixed-income security as a percentage of its market price. For example, if the market price of a bond declines, its yield rises.

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