yield [traffic sign] definition, yield [traffic sign] meaning | English dictionary




1    to give forth or supply (a product, result, etc.), esp. by cultivation, labour, etc.; produce or bear  
2    tr   to furnish as a return  
the shares yielded three per cent     
3    tr; often foll by: up   to surrender or relinquish, esp. as a result of force, persuasion, etc.  
4    intr; sometimes foll by: to   to give way, submit, or surrender, as through force or persuasion  
she yielded to his superior knowledge     
5    intr; often foll by: to   to agree; comply; assent  
he eventually yielded to their request for money     
6    tr   to grant or allow; concede  
to yield right of way     
7    tr  
Obsolete   to pay or repay  
God yield thee!     
8    the result, product, or amount yielded  
9    the profit or return, as from an investment or tax  
10    the annual income provided by an investment, usually expressed as a percentage of its cost or of its current value  
the yield on these shares is 15 per cent at today's market value     
11    the energy released by the explosion of a nuclear weapon expressed in terms of the amount of TNT necessary to produce the same energy  
12      (Chem)   the quantity of a specified product obtained in a reaction or series of reactions, usually expressed as a percentage of the quantity that is theoretically obtainable  
     (Old English gieldan; related to Old Frisian jelda, Old High German geltan, Old Norse gjalda, Gothic gildan)  
  yieldable      adj  
  yielder      n  

redemption yield  
      n     (Stock Exchange)   the yield produced by a redeemable gilt-edged security taking into account the annual interest it pays and an annualized amount to account for any profit or loss when it is redeemed  
yield point  
      n   the stress at which an elastic material under increasing stress ceases to behave elastically; under conditions of tensile strength the elongation is greater than the increase in stress,   (Also called)    yield stress, yield strength  
yield stress  
      n   the stress level at which a metal or other material ceases to behave elastically. The stress divided by the strain is no longer constant. The point at which this occurs is known as the yield point  
   Compare       proof stress  
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