- yield strength,
- yield stress,
- yield to maturity,
Origin of yielding
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of yield
Examples from the Web for yielding
On its first day of trading, Alibaba shares were up 38 percent, yielding a market capitalization of $213 billion.
One such pessimist was the Mayor* of the town: A little while later, yielding to his vapors, he committed suicide.The Stacks: H.L. Mencken on the 1904 Baltimore Fire|H.L. Mencken|October 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are yielding new insights into the way the shock front propagates in these really complex environments.How a Thumb-Sized Gauge Is Revolutionizing Traumatic Brain Injuries|Brian Castner|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some customers bring along sticks of their own butter, which the restaurant is happy to melt for them, yielding a luxury dip.
“Pretty big font; pretty big keg,” Gardner muttered, yielding his time after one final demand.
As he came plunging back to the stalled wagon, suddenly his foot slumped into the yielding sawdust and he fell upon his face.Nan Sherwood at Pine Camp|Annie Roe Carr
By yielding to these desires, we lend them a new force, and we moderate them by a skilful resistance.Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good|Victor Cousin
Particular care should be taken to select varieties that are capable of yielding a product of high quality.The Vegetable Garden|Anonymous
Mike coolly braced himself for the shock, not yielding an inch nor turning his gaze from his foe.The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters|Edward S. Ellis
Popular Prejudice has the natural instinct of yielding to any little weakness that may be imagined to flatter a Man.Female Warriors, Vol. I (of 2)|Ellen C. Clayton
Word Origin for yield
Old English gield "payment, sum of money" (see yield (v.)); extended sense of "production" (as of crops) is first attested mid-15c. Earliest English sense survives in financial "yield from investments."
Old English geldan (Anglian), gieldan (West Saxon) "to pay" (class III strong verb; past tense geald, past participle golden), from Proto-Germanic *geldanan "pay" (cf. Old Saxon geldan "to be worth," Old Norse gjaldo "to repay, return," Middle Dutch ghelden, Dutch gelden "to cost, be worth, concern," Old High German geltan, German gelten "to be worth," Gothic fra-gildan "to repay, requite").
Perhaps from PIE *ghel-to- "I pay," found only in Balto-Slavic and Germanic, unless Old Church Slavonic zledo, Lithuanian geliuoti are Germanic loan-words. Sense developed in English via use to translate Latin reddere, French rendre, and had expanded by c.1300 to "repay, return, render (service), produce, surrender." Related to Middle Low German and Middle Dutch gelt, Dutch geld, German Geld "money." Yielding in sense of "giving way to physical force" is recorded from 1660s.