- First Reference: Genesis 4:12
- Last Reference: James 3:12
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H3254 Used 1 time
- H5186 Used 1 time
- H5375 Used 1 time
- H5414 Used 14 times
- H6213 Used 6 times
- G1325 Used 1 time
- G3936 Used 4 times
- G3982 Used 1 time
- G4160 Used 1 time
YIELD, verb transitive
1. To produce, as land, stock or funds; to give in return for labor, or as profit. Lands yield not more than three per cent annually; houses yield four or five percent. Maiz on good land, yields two or three hundred fold.
2. To produce, in general. Most vegetable juices yield a salt.
3. To afford; to exhibit. The flowers in spring yield a beautiful sight.
4. To allow; to concede; to admit to be true; as, to yield the point in debate. We yield that there is a God.
5. To give, as claimed of right; as, to yield due honors; to yield due praise.
6. To permit; to grant.
Life is but air, that yields a passage to the whistling sword.
7. To emit; to give up. To yield the breath, is to expire.
8. To resign; to give up; sometimes with up or over; as, to yield up their own opinions. We yield the place to our superiors.
9. To surrender; sometimes with up; as, to yield a fortress to the enemy; or to yield up a fortress.
YIELD, verb intransitive
1. To give up the contest; to submit.
He saw the fainting Grecians yield
2. To comply with; as, I yielded to his request.
3. To give way; not to oppose. We readily yield to the current of opinion; we yield to customs and fashions.
4. To give place, as inferior in rank or excellence. They will yield to us in nothing.
Tell me in what more happy fields the thistle springs, to which the lily yields?
YIELDABLENESS, noun Disposition to comply. [A bad word and not used.]
YIELDANCE, noun Act of producing; concession. [Not used.]
YIELDED, participle passive Produced; afforded; conceded; allowed; resigned; surrendered.
YIELDER, noun One who yields.
YIELDING, participle present tense
1. Producing; affording; conceding; resigning; surrendering; allowing.
2. adjective Inclined to give way or comply; flexible; accommodating; as a yielding temper.
YIELDING, noun Act of producing; act of surrendering; submission.
YIELDINGLY, adverb With compliance.
YIELDINGNESS, noun Disposition to comply; quality of yielding.