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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Yield v. t. [imp. & p. p. Yielded; obs. p. p. Yold p. pr. & vb. n. Yielding.]
 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.”
    [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.]
 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, To yield the breath up, To yield the ghost, To yield the ghost up, To yield up the ghost, or To yield the life, to die; to expire; -- similar to To give up the ghost.
    One calmly yields his willing breath.   --Keble.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ghost n.
 1. The spirit; the soul of man. [Obs.]
    Then gives her grieved ghost thus to lament.   --Spenser.
 2. The disembodied soul; the soul or spirit of a deceased person; a spirit appearing after death; an apparition; a specter.
    The mighty ghosts of our great Harrys rose.   --Shak.
 I thought that I had died in sleep,
 And was a blessed ghost.   --Coleridge.
 3. Any faint shadowy semblance; an unsubstantial image; a phantom; a glimmering; as, not a ghost of a chance; the ghost of an idea.
    Each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.   --Poe.
 4. A false image formed in a telescope by reflection from the surfaces of one or more lenses.
 Ghost moth Zool., a large European moth (Hepialus humuli); so called from the white color of the male, and the peculiar hovering flight; -- called also great swift.
 Holy Ghost, the Holy Spirit; the Paraclete; the Comforter; Theol. the third person in the Trinity.
 To give up the ghost or To yield up the ghost, to die; to expire.
    And he gave up the ghost full softly.   --Chaucer.
    Jacob . . . yielded up the ghost, and was gathered unto his people.   --Gen. xlix. 33.