Yield Yield, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Yielded}; obs. p. p. {Yold}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Yielding}.] [OE. yelden, [yogh]elden, [yogh]ilden, AS. gieldan, gildan, to pay, give, restore, make an offering; akin to OFries. jelda, OS. geldan, D. gelden to cost, to be worth, G. gelten, OHG. geltan to pay, restore, make an offering, be worth, Icel. gjalda to pay, give up, Dan. gielde to be worth, Sw. g["a]lla to be worth, g["a]lda to pay, Goth. gildan in fragildan, usgildan. Cf. 1st {Geld}, {Guild}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To give in return for labor expended; to produce, as payment or interest on what is expended or invested; to pay; as, money at interest yields six or seven per cent. [1913 Webster]

To yelde Jesu Christ his proper rent. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength. --Gen. iv. 12. [1913 Webster]

2. To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth. ``Vines yield nectar.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

[He] makes milch kine yield blood. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The wilderness yieldeth food for them and for their children. --Job xxiv. 5. [1913 Webster]

3. To give up, as something that is claimed or demanded; to make over to one who has a claim or right; to resign; to surrender; to relinquish; as a city, an opinion, etc. [1913 Webster]

And, force perforce, I'll make him yield the crown. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Shall yield up all their virtue, all their fame. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

4. To admit to be true; to concede; to allow. [1913 Webster]

I yield it just, said Adam, and submit. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. To permit; to grant; as, to yield passage. [1913 Webster]

6. To give a reward to; to bless. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Tend me to-night two hours, I ask no more, And the gods yield you for 't. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

God yield thee, and God thank ye. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

{To yield the breath}, {To yield the breath up}, {To yield the ghost}, {To yield the ghost up}, {To yield up the ghost}, or {To yield the life}, to die; to expire; -- similar to {To give up the ghost}. [1913 Webster]

One calmly yields his willing breath. --Keble. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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