› FINANCE the total amount of profit or income produced from a business or investment: The bond's yield fell to 6.09%.high/low yield These securities are speculative and may involve greater risks and have higher yields.an increase/reduction in yield The payout on a 25-year policy is reduced to £100,271, which represents a reduction in yield from 13.3% to 13%. a 30-day/30-year yield
› PRODUCTION the total amount of a crop, product, etc. that is produced or supplied: Over a 15-year period, the average yield of dairy cows in the UK had increased by 34%. These salts continuously bombard agricultural soils, stressing plants and reducing crop yields.
› MONEY the average amount of money that an airline receives from each passenger for each mile they travel or that a hotel receives from each guest for each night they stay: Yield management is not really new to hoteliers, since identical rooms have been sold for higher prices during high season and for lower prices during low season for generations. → See also bond yield, current yield, dividend yield, earnings yield, effective yield, equity yield, gilt yields, gross yield, high-yield, initial yield, maturity yield, net yield, nominal yield, bond yield, redemption yield, running yield, true yield