- n production of a certain amount
- n the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
- n an amount of a product
- n the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)
- v be the cause or source of
- v end resistance, as under pressure or force
The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram
- v give or supply
This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn
- v give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
- v give in, as to influence or pressure
- v move in order to make room for someone for something
- v cause to happen or be responsible for
- v be willing to concede
- v be fatally overwhelmed
- v bring in
- v be flexible under stress of physical force
- v cease opposition; stop fighting
- v consent reluctantly
- Some loans even came with a crop-insurance policy: if the season was dry and the yield a dud, the debt would be forgiven.
- Or consider junk bonds, as measured by Merrill Lynch's High Yield bond index, which yield a jaw-dropping 22%.
- Moved earth and heaven; that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
- Barack Obama in Detroit Free Press
...the public's anger toward financial institutions and a housing crisis that has led to a spike in foreclosures and, in turn, rising unemployment, Obama said action must be bold and the nation "cannot afford to govern out of anger or yield...
- Gordon Brown in International Herald Tribune
In a nationally televised interview, Brown said that Britain's message to the terrorists must be: "We will not yield, we will not be intimidated, and we will not allow anyone to undermine our British way of life."
- Thomas Jefferson in Prison Planet.com
Thomas Jefferson once wrote that "the natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground."