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Word of the Day for Wednesday, January 28, 2009

yielding \YEEL-ding\, adjective:

1. not resisting; compliant
2. not stiff or rigid; easily bent or shaped

While he forecasts that lower yielding stocks are likely to bounce more when the markets recover, he says the emphasis on dividends is part of a longer-term trend driven by four key factors.
-- Annette Sampson, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2002-10-26
In fact, on June 29, 2006 - the day the Federal Reserve Board last voted to raise short-term interest rates - the yield on 10-year Treasury notes stood at 5.20 percent. Today, new 10-year notes are yielding less, at 5.02 percent.
-- Paul J. Lim, New York Times, 2007-07-01

by 1340 from yield, Old English geldan/gieldan "to pay," from Proto Germanic *geldanan "pay," perhaps from Proto Indo-European *ghel-to- "I pay," found only in Balto-Slavic and Germanic. Yielding in sense of "giving up" is c 1425 and "giving way" is by 1588. Entry and Pronunciation for yielding

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