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Yield vs Tumble - What's the difference?

yield | tumble |

As verbs the difference between yield and tumble

is that yield is (obsolete) to pay, give in payment; repay, recompense; reward; requite while tumble is (lb) to fall end over end.

As nouns the difference between yield and tumble

is that yield is (obsolete) payment; tribute while tumble is a fall.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) yielden, .


  • (obsolete) To pay, give in payment; repay, recompense; reward; requite.
  • * Shakespeare:
  • God 'ild [yield] you!
  • * Gareth and Lynette, Tennyson :
  • The good mother holds me still a child! Good mother is bad mother unto me! A worse were better; yet no worse would I. Heaven yield her for it!
  • * Shakespeare:
  • Tend me to-night two hours, I ask no more, / And the gods yield you for 't.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher:
  • God yield thee, and God thank ye.
  • To furnish; to afford; to render; to give forth.
  • * Milton:
  • Vines yield nectar.
  • * Bible, Job 24.5:
  • The wilderness yieldeth food for them and for their children.
  • To give way; to allow another to pass first.
  • Yield the right of way to pedestrians.
  • To give as required; to surrender, relinquish or capitulate.
  • They refuse to yield to the enemy.
  • * Shakespeare:
  • I'll make him yield the crown.
  • * Milton:
  • Shall yield up all their virtue, all their fame.
  • To give way; to succumb to a force.
  • * 1897 , (Bram Stoker), (Dracula), chapter 21:
  • He turned the handle as he spoke, but the door did not yield . We threw ourselves against it. With a crash it burst open, and we almost fell headlong into the room.
  • To produce as return, as from an investment.
  • Historically, that security yields a high return.
  • (mathematics) To produce as a result.
  • Adding 3 and 4 yields a result of 7.
  • (engineering, materials science, of a material specimen) To pass the material's yield point and undergo plastic deformation.
  • (rare) To admit to be true; to concede; to allow.
  • * Milton:
  • I yield it just, said Adam, and submit.
    * submit - To fully surrender * capitulate - To end all resistance, may imply a compensation with an enemy or to end all resistance because of loss of hope * succumb - To fully surrender, because of helplessness and extreme weakness, to the leader of an opposing force * relent - A yielding because of pity or mercy * defer - A voluntary submitting out of respect, reverence or affection * give way - To succumb to persistent persuasion. * surrender - To give up into the power, control, or possession of another * cede - To give up, give way, give away * give up - To surrender * produce - To make (a thing) available to a person, an authority, etc. * bear - To produce something, such as fruit or crops * supply - To provide (something), to make (something) available for use

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) , Icelandic gjald. See also (l).


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Payment; tribute.
  • A product; the quantity of something produced.
  • (legal) The current return as a percentage of the price of a stock or bond.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-06, volume=408, issue=8843, page=68, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The rise of smart beta , passage=Investors face a quandary. Cash offers a return of virtually zero in many developed countries; government-bond yields may have risen in recent weeks but they are still unattractive. Equities have suffered two big bear markets since 2000 and are wobbling again. It is hardly surprising that pension funds, insurers and endowments are searching for new sources of return.}}
    Derived terms
    * overyielding * yielder * sustained yield * yield-to-maturity * yield curve
    * harvest * return * fruits * produce * crop * gain


    * *




    (en noun)
  • A fall.
  • I took a tumble down the stairs and broke my tooth.
  • An act of sexual intercourse.
  • * John Betjeman, Group Life: Letchworth
  • Wouldn't it be jolly now, / To take our Aertex panters off / And have a jolly tumble in / The jolly, jolly sun?
  • * 1979 , Martine, Sexual Astrology (page 219)
  • When you've just had a tumble between the sheets and are feeling rumpled and lazy, she may want to get up so she can make the bed.

    Derived terms

    * rough and tumble * take a tumble * tumble dryer * tumbler * give a tumble


  • (lb) To fall end over end.
  • *(Robert South) (1634–1716)
  • *:He who tumbles from a tower surely has a greater blow than he who slides from a molehill.
  • *
  • *:“Heavens!” exclaimed Nina, “the blue-stocking and the fogy!—and yours are'' pale blue, Eileen!—you’re about as self-conscious as Drina—slumping there with your hair tumbling ''à la Mérode! Oh, it's very picturesque, of course, but a straight spine and good grooming is better.”
  • To perform gymnastics such as somersaults, rolls, and handsprings.
  • :(Rowe)
  • To roll over and over.
  • *1908 , (Kenneth Grahame), (The Wind in the Willows)
  • *:The two animals tumbled over each other in their eagerness to get inside, and heard the door shut behind them with great joy and relief.
  • (lb) To have sexual intercourse.
  • (lb) To smooth and polish a rough surface on relatively small parts.
  • To muss, to make disorderly; to tousle or rumple.
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  • Derived terms

    * tumble to