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.
"To yelde Jesu Christ his proper rent." -- Chaucer.
"When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength." -- Gen. iv. 12.
2. To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth. "Vines yield nectar." Milton.
"[He] makes milch kine yield blood." -- Shak.
"The wilderness yieldeth food for them and for their children." -- Job xxiv. 5.
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.
"And, force perforce, I'll make him yield the crown." -- Shak.
"Shall yield up all their virtue, all their fame." -- Milton.
4. To admit to be true; to concede; to allow.
"I yield it just, said Adam, and submit." -- Milton.
5. To permit; to grant; as, to yield passage.
6. To give a reward to; to bless. [Obs.] Chaucer.
"Tend me to-night two hours, I ask no more, And the gods yield you for 't." -- Shak.
"God yield thee, and God thank ye." -- Beau. & Fl.
To yield the breath
or the life
to die; to expire; -- often followed by up.
"One calmly yields his willing breath." -- Keble.