The gate would not yield to their blows.
- To let another, esp. a motorist, have the right of way.
- To give up willingly a right, position, privilege, etc.
An example of yield is the total earnings from an investment.
An example of yield is the interest rate earned on an investment.
The good mother holds me still a child! Good mother is bad mother unto me! A worse were better; yet no worse would I. Heaven yield her for it!
Tend me to-night two hours, I ask no more, / And the gods yield you for 't.
Yield the right of way to pedestrians.
To yield the right of way, to yield a point.
To yield oneself up to pleasure.
A mine that has yielded poorly.
God yield thee, and God thank ye.
Adding 3 and 4 yields a result of 7.
An example of yield is an orchard producing a lot of fruit.
An example of yield is giving someone the right of way while driving.
- To give or furnish as a natural process or as the result of cultivation.An orchard that yielded a good crop.
- To give in return; produce as a result, profit, etc.An investment that yielded high profits.
Origin of yield
- Middle English yielden from Old English geldan to pay
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English yielden, yelden (“to yield, pay"), from Old English Ä¡ieldan (“to pay"), from Proto-Germanic *geldanÄ… (“to pay"), from Proto-Indo-European *gÊ°eldÊ°- (“to pay"). Cognate with Scots yield (“to yield"), North Frisian jilden (“to pay"), West Frisian jilde (“to pay"), Dutch gelden (“to apply, be count or valued"), German gelten (“to have worth or value, be valid, count"), Icelandic gjalda (“to pay, yield, give").