yield ( yields plural & 3rd person present) ( yielding present participle) ( yielded past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you yieldto someone or something, you stop resisting them.
Will she yield to growing pressure for her to retire?... V to n
If the government does not yield, it should face sufficient military force to ensure its certain and swift defeat. V
2 verb If you yield something that you have control of or responsibility for, you allow someone else to have control or responsibility for it.
He may yield control... V n
3 verb If a moving person or a vehicle yields, they slow down or stop in order to allow other people or vehicles to pass in front of them.
When entering a trail or starting a descent, yield to other skiers. V to n
...examples of common signs like No Smoking or Yield. V
in BRIT, usually use give way
4 verb If something yields, it breaks or moves position because force or pressure has been put on it.
The door yielded easily when he pushed it. V
5 verb If an area of land yields a particular amount of a crop, this is the amount that is produced. You can also say that a number of animals yield a particular amount of meat.
Last year 400,000 acres of land yielded a crop worth $1.75 billion. V n
6 n-count A yield is the amount of food produced on an area of land or by a number of animals.
Polluted water lessens crop yields.
7 verb If a tax or investment yields an amount of money or profit, this money or profit is obtained from it. (BUSINESS)
It yielded a profit of at least $36 million. V n
8 n-count A yield is the amount of money or profit produced by an investment. (BUSINESS) with supp, oft N of amount, N on n
The high yields available on the dividend shares made them attractive to private investors., ...the yield on a bank's investments.
9 verb If something yields a result or piece of information, it produces it.
This research has been in progress since 1961 and has yielded a great number of positive results... V n
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