yield-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: an amount of physical product or commodity

Commentary: YIELD[+quantity][+product]
NOTE: tangible goods, an amount of a commodity

The yield from my apple tree this year was three barrels.
The farmers had a very low yield because of the prolonged drought.
Potential yields of sweet crude from this region of land make the cost of exploration worthwhile.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: the payoff or return of a financial investment

Commentary: YIELD[+abstract][+income]

The yield to maturity on those bonds is only 3 per cent.
John expects higher yields from his overseas investments.
The yield curve indicates a strong economic quarter ahead.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: the measure of production capacity over time

Commentary: YIELD[+quantity][+capacity]
NOTE: a measure of production over time

The yield of that old mill is only half of what the new one can achieve.
A contaminant in our clean room was responsible for the yield reduction of microchips.
They increased the yield by putting three shifts on the assembly line.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4