Yield

Noun

  • (obsolete) Payment; tribute.
  • (law) The current return as a percentage of the price of a stock or bond.
  • A product; the quantity of something produced.

    "Zucchini plants always seem to produce a high yield of fruit."

Verb

  • (obsolete) To pay, give in payment; repay, recompense; reward; requite.
  • To give as required; to surrender, relinquish or capitulate.

    "They refuse to yield to the enemy."

  • (mathematics) To produce as a result.

    "Adding 3 and 4 yields a result of 7."

  • To give way; to allow another to pass first.

    "Yield the right of way to pedestrians."

  • To produce as return, as from an investment.

    "Historically, that security yields a high return."

  • (rare) To admit to be true; to concede; to allow.
  • To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth.
  • (intransitive) To give way; to succumb to a force.
  • (engineering, materials science, of a material specimen) To pass the material's yield point and undergo plastic deformation.

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