Yield vs Root - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between yield and root

is that yield is (archaic|obsolete) to pay, give in payment; repay, recompense; reward; requite while root is (computing|slang|transitive) to break into a computer system and obtain root access or root can be to turn up or dig with the snout or root can be (intransitive|with for|us) to cheer to show support for.

As nouns the difference between yield and root

is that yield is (obsolete) payment; tribute while root is the part of a plant, generally underground, that absorbs water and nutrients or root can be (australia|new zealand|vulgar|slang) an act of sexual intercourse.

yield

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) yielden, .

Verb

  • (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.
    Synonyms
    * 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).

    Noun

    (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
    Synonyms
    * harvest * return * fruits * produce * crop * gain

    Anagrams

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    root

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) ; cognate with wort and radix.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The part of a plant, generally underground, that absorbs water and nutrients.
  • This tree's roots can go as deep as twenty metres underground.
  • A root vegetable.
  • *
  • two fields which should have been sown with roots in the early summer were not sown because the ploughing had not been completed early enough.
  • The part of a tooth extending into the bone holding the tooth in place.
  • Root damage is a common problem of overbrushing.
  • The part of a hair under the skin that holds the hair in place.
  • The root is the only part of the hair that is alive.
  • The part of a hair near the skin that has not been dyed, permed, or otherwise treated.
  • He dyed his hair black last month, so the grey roots can be seen.
  • The primary source; origin.
  • The love of money is the root of all evil.
  • * John Locke
  • They were the roots out of which sprang two distinct people.
  • (arithmetic) Of a number or expression, a number which, when raised to a specified power, yields the specified number or expression.
  • The cube root of 27 is 3.
  • (arithmetic) A square root (understood if no power is specified; in which case, “the root of” is often abbreviated to “root”).
  • Multiply by root 2.
  • (analysis) A zero (of a function).
  • (graph theory, computing) The single node of a tree that has no parent.
  • (linguistic morphology) The primary lexical unit of a word, which carries the most significant aspects of semantic content and cannot be reduced into smaller constituents. Inflectional stems often derive from roots.
  • (philology) A word from which another word or words are derived.
  • (music) The fundamental tone of any chord; the tone from whose harmonics, or overtones, a chord is composed.
  • (Busby)
  • The lowest place, position, or part.
  • * Milton
  • deep to the roots of hell
  • * Southey
  • the roots of the mountains
  • (computing) In UNIX terminology, the first user account with complete access to the operating system and its configuration, found at the root of the directory structure.
  • (computing) The person who manages accounts on a UNIX system.
  • (computing) The highest directory of a directory structure which may contain both files and subdirectories. (rfex)
  • Synonyms
    * (source) basis, origin, source * (zero of a function) zero * (word from which another is derived) etymon * superuser (), root account, root user
    Antonyms
    * (zero of a function) pole
    Holonyms
    * (zero of a function) kernel
    Derived terms
    * cube root * functional root * put down roots * root canal * root cause * rootkit * roots * roots music * rootsy * square root * strictly roots * take root * taproot * root gap

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (computing, slang, transitive) To break into a computer system and obtain root access.
  • We rooted his box and planted a virus on it.
  • To fix the root; to enter the earth, as roots; to take root and begin to grow.
  • * Mortimer
  • In deep grounds the weeds root deeper.
  • * '>citation
  • To be firmly fixed; to be established.
  • * Bishop Fell
  • If any irregularity chanced to intervene and to cause misapprehensions, he gave them not leave to root and fasten by concealment.

    See also

    * (linguistics) stem

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) . Cognate with rodent. Cognate with Dutch wroeten.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To turn up or dig with the snout.
  • A pig roots the earth for truffles.
  • (by extension) To seek favour or advancement by low arts or grovelling servility; to fawn.
  • To rummage, to search as if by digging in soil.
  • rooting about in a junk-filled drawer
  • To root out; to abolish.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I will go root away the noisome weeds.
  • * Bible, Deuteronomy xxix. 28
  • The Lord rooted them out of their land and cast them into another land.
  • (Australia, New Zealand, vulgar, slang) To have sexual intercourse.
  • Usage notes
    * The Australian/New Zealand sexual sense is somewhat milder than fuck but still quite coarse, certainly not for polite conversation. The sexual sense will often be understood, unless care is taken with the context to make the rummage sense clear, or 'root through' or 'root around' is used. The past participle rooted'' is equivalent to ''fucked'' in the figurative sense of broken or tired, but ''rooting'' is only the direct verbal sense, not an all-purpose intensive like ''fucking .
    Synonyms
    * (rummage) dig out, root out, rummage * (have sexual intercourse) screw, bang, drill (US), shag (British) - See also
    Derived terms
    * root about * rooted * root out * root up

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Australia, New Zealand, vulgar, slang) An act of sexual intercourse.
  • Fancy a root ?
  • (Australia, New Zealand, vulgar, slang) A sexual partner.
  • Usage notes
    * The Australian/New Zealand sexual sense of root'' is somewhat milder than ''fuck'' but still quite coarse, certainly not for polite conversation. The normal usage is ''to have a root or similar.
    Synonyms
    * (act of sexual intercourse) screw (qualifier), shag (UK); see also * (sexual partner) screw (US)

    Etymology 3

    Possibly an alteration of , influenced by hoot

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (intransitive, with for, US) To cheer to show support for.
  • * 1908 ,
  • Let me root', '''root''', ' root for the home team,
  • (US) To hope for the success of. Rendered as 'root for'.
  • I'm rooting for you, don't let me down!
    Synonyms
    * (cheer) barrack (qualifier), cheer on

    Anagrams

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