yield definition, meaning - what is yield in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “yield”

See all translations

yield

verb uk   us   /jiːld/

yield verb (PRODUCE)

C2 [T] to supply or produce something positive such as a profit, an amount of food or information: an attempt to yield increased profits The investigation yielded some unexpected results. Favourable weather yielded a good crop.
More examples

yield verb (GIVE UP)

[I or T] to give up the control of or responsibility for something, often because you have been forced to: They were forced to yield (up) their land to the occupying forces. Despite renewed pressure to give up the occupied territory, they will not yield.
More examples

yield verb (BEND/BREAK)

[I] formal to bend or break under pressure: His legs began to yield under the sheer weight of his body.
Phrasal verbs

yield

noun [C usually plural] uk   us   /jiːld/
an amount of something positive, such as food or profit, that is produced or supplied: Crop yields have risen steadily. Yields on gas and electricity shares are consistently high.
More examples
(Definition of yield from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of yield?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “yield” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

paradox

a situation or statement that seems impossible or is difficult to understand because it contains two opposite facts or characteristics

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More