Definition of


  1. (noun, act) production of a certain amount
  2. (noun, possession) the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
  3. (noun, artifact) an amount of a product
  4. (noun, quantity) the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)
  5. (verb, possession) be the cause or source of
    Our meeting afforded much interesting information
  6. (verb, change) end resistance, as under pressure or force
  7. (verb, creation) give or supply
    This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn
    The estate renders some revenue for the family
  8. (verb, possession) give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
  9. (verb, stative) give in, as to influence or pressure
  10. (verb, motion) move in order to make room for someone for something
    `Move over,' he told the crowd
  11. (verb, creation) cause to happen or be responsible for
  12. (verb, communication) be willing to concede
  13. (verb, stative) be fatally overwhelmed
  14. (verb, possession) bring in
    How much does this savings certificate pay annually?
  15. (verb, contact) be flexible under stress of physical force
  16. (verb, competition) cease opposition; stop fighting
  17. (verb, communication) consent reluctantly

via WordNet, Princeton University

Antonyms of Yield


Origin of the word Yield

  1. O.E. geldan (Anglian), gieldan (W.Saxon) "to pay" (class III strong verb; past tense geald, p.p. golden), from P.Gmc. *geldanan "pay" (cf. O.S. geldan "to be worth," O.N. gjaldo "to repay, return," M.Du. ghelden, Du. gelden "to cost, be worth, concern," O.H.G. geltan, Ger. gelten "to be worth," Goth. <… more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Yield

yalta, yelled, yellow-white, yellowed, yellowwood, yuletide

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