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Definition of Yield

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produce, supply, bear (profit, harvest, fruit, etc.); give; relinquish; surrender; comply; withdraw
crop, harvest, return, produce; income, profit
Yield Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
proventus, concedo, cedo cessi cessum
Yield Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To permit; to grant; as, to yield passage.
(v. t.)
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.
(v. t.)
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.
(v. t.)
To give a reward to; to bless.
(v. t.)
To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth.
(v. t.)
To admit to be true; to concede; to allow.
(v. i.)
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.
(v. i.)
To give up the contest; to submit; to surrender; to succumb.
(v. i.)
To give place, as inferior in rank or excellence; as, they will yield to us in nothing.
(v. i.)
To comply with; to assent; as, I yielded to his request.
Amount yielded; product; -- applied especially to products resulting from growth or cultivation.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\yield\ (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. yielded; obs. p. p. yold (?); p. pr. & vb. n. yielding.] [oe. yelden, &yogh;elden, &yogh;ilden, as. gieldan, gildan, to pay, give, restore, make an offering; akin to ofries. jelda, os. geldan, d. gelden to cost, to be worth, g. gelten, ohg. geltan to pay, restore, make an offering, be worth, icel. gjalda to pay, give up, dan. gielde to be worth, sw. g?lla to be worth, g?lda to pay, goth. gildan in fragildan, usgildan. cf. 1st geld, guild.]
1. 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. iv. 12.
2. to furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth. "vines yield nectar." [he] makes milch kine yield blood. the wilderness yieldeth food for them and for their children. xxiv. 5.
3. 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.
4. to admit to be true; to concede; to allow. i yield it just, said adam, and submit.
5. to permit; to grant; as, to yield passage.
6. to give a reward to; to bless. [obs.] tend me to-night two hours, i ask no more, and the gods yield you for 't. god yield thee, and god thank ye. & fl.

  similar words(3) 

 to yield the breath 
 give up or yield up 
 yield up 
Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
v., t., tairg, toradh
submit (to): géill (do), stríoc (do)
produce: beir
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Adflitho = v. to yield second milk
Arlwyddo = v. to bring, to yield
Bustlo = v. to yield gall
Cydymrodd = v. to yield mutually
Dyroi = v. to give, to yield
Gildiaw = v. to yield, to produce
Gorestwng = v. to yield homage
Gosmeithio = v. to yield aliment
Gwehilio = v. to yield refuse
Heigio = v. to yield abundantly
Hilio = v. to yield, to bring forth, to produce
Meillioni = v. to yield trefoil
Peinio = v. to yield bloom or farina
Toreithio = v. to yield increase
Shakespeare Words
to reward; To report
1.Give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
2.bring in
7.Be fatally overwhelmed
8.Move in order to make room for someone for something
eg:Freedom comes only to those who no longer ask of life that it shall yield them any of those personal goods that are subject to the mutations of time.(B.RUSSELL)
EG:Mathematics is not a book confined within a cover and bound between brazen clasps, whose contents it needs only patience to ransack; it is not a mine, whose treasures may take long to reduce into possession, but which fill only a limited number of veins and lodes; it is not a soil, whose fertility can be exhausted by the yield of successive harvests; it is not a continent or an ocean, whose area can be mapped out and its contour defined: it is limitless as that space which it finds too narrow for its aspirations; its possibilities are as infinite as the worlds which are forever crowding in and multiplying upon the astronomer's gaze.(J.J.SYLVESTER)
EG:Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together yield themselves up when taken little by little.(PLUTARCH)
WordNet 2.0

1. production of a certain amount
(synonym) output
(hypernym) production
(hyponym) crop, harvest
(derivation) pay, bear
2. an amount of a product
(synonym) fruit
(hypernym) product, production
(derivation) pay, bear
3. the income arising from land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
(synonym) return, issue, proceeds, take, takings, payoff
(hypernym) income
(hyponym) economic rent, rent
(derivation) render, return, give, generate
4. the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time); "production was up in the second quarter"
(synonym) output, production
(hypernym) indefinite quantity
(hyponym) picking, pick
(derivation) pay, bear

1. be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
(synonym) give, afford
(hypernym) supply, provide, render, furnish
(hyponym) open, open up
(verb-group) give
2. end resistance, especially under pressure or force; "The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram"
(synonym) give way
(hypernym) change
3. 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"
(synonym) render, return, give, generate
(hypernym) produce, make, create
(verb-group) give, bring about
(derivation) return, issue, proceeds, take, takings, payoff
4. give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
(synonym) concede, cede, grant
(hypernym) give
5. give in, as to influence or pressure
(synonym) relent, soften
(antonym) stand, remain firm
(hyponym) truckle
6. move in order to make room for someone for something; "The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the crowd"
(synonym) move over, give way, give, ease up
(hypernym) move
(verb-group) abandon, give up
7. bring about; "His two singles gave the team the victory"
(synonym) give, bring about
(hypernym) make, create
(verb-group) render, return, give, generate
8. be willing to concede; "I grant you this much"
(synonym) concede, grant
(hypernym) agree, hold, concur, concord
(hyponym) forgive
(derivation) concession, conceding, yielding
9. be fatally overwhelmed
(synonym) succumb
(hypernym) die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass
10. bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
(synonym) pay, bear
(hypernym) gain, take in, clear, make, earn, realize, realise, pull in, bring in
(hyponym) net, clear
(derivation) fruit
(classification) investment, investment funds
11. be flexible under stress of physical force; "This material doesn't give"
(synonym) give
(hypernym) stretch
12. cease opposition; stop fighting
(hyponym) surrender, give up
(derivation) surrenderer, yielder
13. consent reluctantly
(synonym) give in, succumb, knuckle under, buckle under
(hypernym) accept, consent, go for
(hyponym) submit, bow, defer, accede, give in
(derivation) giving up, yielding, surrender
Yield Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
The percentage rate of return paid on a stock in the form of dividends, or the effective rate of interest paid on a bond or note.
Copyright © 2000, Campbell R. Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
For a stock, the current yield is the annual dividend divided by the current price per share. For a mutual fund, the 4 qtr yield is the total dividends paid during the last four quarters divided by the NAV at the end of the last quarter. For a bond, the annual interest payment divided by [quantity x current price divided by 100]. For a CD, the annual interest payment divided by the face amount of the CD is the yield. It is a measure in percentage terms of how much income you can derive from the security. Of great importance to fixed income investors and of minimal importance to growth investors. See Yield to Maturity.
Yield Curve Graph that shows a series of current interest rates, most often of U.S. Treasury issues from 3 months to 30 years maturity. A snap shot of the interest rate structure of the economy and sometimes a predictor of economic trends. Normally, the yield curve is moderately positive meaning that investors want higher rates the longer the maturity to offset the risk of holding the bond to maturity while rates go up for newly issued bonds. A negative curve occurs when investors fear that in the short term, rates will be high and money will remain "tight" near-term. When a negative curve starts to flatten, a powerfuls stock and bond rally usually ensues. A steep curve occurs when investors don't fear inflation in the near-term but are concerned about the long term. A sudden flattening of a steep curve in which the short end rises can be a harmful sign for the stock and bond markets.
Yield Spread Difference in yield between various bonds of equivalent time to maturity. Since time to maturity is the same, the major distinguishing variable is quality. For example, a 5-year U.S. Treasury note will have a lower current yield than a comparable 5-year corporate bond. Also called quality spread.
Yield to Call Yield on a bond which will be called by the issuer at the first call date. Important for corporate bonds.
Yield to Maturity Takes into account the annual dividend, current price, redemption price, and time remaining to maturity. In effect, it is the annual total return for a bond. See Yield.

Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
the annual rate of return on an investment, expressed as a percentage. For bonds and notes, it is the coupon rate divided by the market price. For securities, it is the annual dividends divided by the purchase price; also called dividend yield or current yield.
Copyright © 2001, Ray Wright
Glossary of papermaking terms
Ratio of total amount of raw material entering a pulp and papermaking operation to the equivalent product output. 
Mutual Fund Glossary
Interest or market earnings on a bond or other investment.
Bond Professor's Glossary
This is the basis on which a bond is priced and sold. It reflects the value of the bond giving consideration to the length of time to Maturity, credit quality of the Issuer/guarantor, and general market conditions.
A Guide to Futures and Options Market Terminology : English-English
1) The production of a piece of land; e.g., his land yielded 100 bushels per acre. 2) The return provided by an investment; for example, if the return on an investment is 10%, the investment yields 10%.
Yield Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
See nuclear yields.
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Yield Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream you yield to another's wishes, denotes that you will throw away by weak indecision a great opportunity to elevate yourself. If others yield to you, exclusive privileges will be accorded you and you will be elevated above your associates. To receive poor yield for your labors, you may expect cares and worries.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Yield Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
General Chemistry Glossary
Compare with theoretical yield and percent yield .The amount of product actually obtained in a chemical reaction.
Electronics Terminology
The ratio of usable parts at the end of a manufacturing process to the number of components submitted for processing.
Moxie International's Glossary of Concrete Terms
The amount of concrete produced by a given combination of materials, the total weight of ingredients divided by the unit weight of the freshly mixed concrete; also, The cubic test of concrete produced per sack of cement; also, the number of product units, such as block, produced per batch of concrete or sack of cement.
Fishery Glossary
1. Catch in weight. catch and yield are often used interchangeably.
2. Amount of production per unit area over a given time. A measure of agricultural production.
Choudhury and Jansen (1997)
Yield Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
- Static method in class java.lang.Thread 
public static void yield ()
Causes the currently executing thread object to temporarily pause and allow other threads to execute.
Integrated Circuit Terminology
the number of units good after some test or measurement divided by the number of units measured.
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Yield Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Yield may refer to:

Measures of output/function
Computer science
Yield in programming context simply means "brings". It is usually used when some kind of execution context surrenders control flow to a different execution context. In some cases, upon surrendering control, the first execution context may send (i.e., yield) a data value to the second execution context. See Generator (computer programming).

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Yield Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Revenue, not necessarily profitable, per unit of traffic.
Yield Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
cigar terms
a) amount of packed tobacco as a percentage of green tobacco b) amount of usable tobacco after treatment; for example, chopping c) cover capacity of wrappers and binders
The Scotch Whisky by SDA v.4.20
The result of the calculation in quantity of pure alcohol from 1,000 kg. of malt.
EPA Terms of Environment
The quantity of water (expressed as a rate of flow or total quantity per year) that can be collected for a given use from surface or groundwater sources.
Provided as a public service by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
  The quantity of water (expressed as a rate of flowGPM, GPH, GPD, or total quantity per year) that can be collected for a given use from surface or groundwater sources. The yield may vary with the use proposed, with the plan of development, and also with economic considerations. Also see safe yield.