Definition of Issue in English :

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see synonyms of issue


1. issue

an important question that is in dispute and must be settled

Example Sentences:
'the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone'
'politicians never discuss the real issues'

2. issue, number

one of a series published periodically

Example Sentences:
'she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room'

3. issue, matter, subject, topic

some situation or event that is thought about

Example Sentences:
'he kept drifting off the topic'
'he had been thinking about the subject for several years'
'it is a matter for the police'

4. issuance, issue, issuing

the act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity)

Example Sentences:
'a new issue of stamps'
'the last issue of penicillin was over a month ago'

5. government issue, issue, military issue

supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government

6. issue, payoff, proceeds, return, take, takings, yield

the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

Example Sentences:
'the average return was about 5%'

7. consequence, effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot

a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

Example Sentences:
'the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise'
'his decision had depressing consequences for business'
'he acted very wise after the event'

8. issue, offspring, progeny

the immediate descendants of a person

Example Sentences:
'she was the mother of many offspring'
'he died without issue'

9. egress, emergence, issue

the becoming visible

Example Sentences:
'not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins'

10. exit, issue, outlet, way out

an opening that permits escape or release

Example Sentences:
'he blocked the way out'
'the canyon had only one issue'

11. issue, publication

the act of issuing printed materials


12. bring out, issue, publish, put out, release

prepare and issue for public distribution or sale

Example Sentences:
'publish a magazine or newspaper'

13. issue, supply

circulate or distribute or equip with

Example Sentences:
'issue a new uniform to the children'
'supply blankets for the beds'

14. issue

bring out an official document (such as a warrant)

15. come forth, come out, egress, emerge, go forth, issue

come out of

Example Sentences:
'Water issued from the hole in the wall'
'The words seemed to come out by themselves'

16. cut, issue, make out, write out

make out and issue

Example Sentences:
'write out a check'
'cut a ticket'
'Please make the check out to me'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of issue
the act of sending or giving out something; supply; delivery
something issued; an edition of stamps, a magazine, etc
the number of identical items, such as banknotes or shares in a company, that become available at a particular time
the act of emerging; outflow; discharge
something flowing out, such as a river
a place of outflow; outlet
the descendants of a person; offspring; progeny
a topic of interest or discussion
an important subject requiring a decision
an outcome or consequence; result
11. pathology
a suppurating sore
discharge from a wound
12. law
the matter remaining in dispute between the parties to an action after the pleadings
the yield from or profits arising out of land or other property
14. military
the allocation of items of government stores, such as food, clothing, and ammunition
15. library science
the system for recording current loans
the number of books loaned in a specified period
16. obsolete
an act, deed, or proceeding
17.  at issue
18.  force the issue
19.  join issue
20.  take issue
verb -sues, -suing or -sued
to come forth or emerge or cause to come forth or emerge
to publish or deliver (a newspaper, magazine, etc)
23. (transitive)
to make known or announce
24. (intransitive)
to originate or proceed
25. (intransitive)
to be a consequence; result
26. (intransitive; foll by in)
to end or terminate
27. (transitive)
to give out or allocate (equipment, a certificate, etc) officially to someone
b. (foll by with)
to supply officially (with)

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see synonyms of issue
an outgoing; outflow; passing out
2.  Archaic
a way out; exit; outlet
a result; consequence; upshot
offspring; a child or children
profits from lands, estates, or fines; produce; proceeds
a point, matter, or question to be disputed or decided
a sending or giving out; putting forth
the thing or set of things issued; all that is put forth and circulated at one time
the July issue of a magazine, an issue of bonds
9.  Medicine
a discharge of blood, pus, etc.
an incision or artificial ulcer for the discharge of pus
10.  Informal
a problem or difficulty
usually used in pl.
verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈissued or ˈissuing
to go, come, pass, or flow out; emerge
to be descended; be born
to be derived or result (from a cause)
to end or result (in an effect or consequence)
to come as revenue; accrue
to be printed or published; be put forth and circulated
verb transitive
to let out; discharge
to give or deal out; distribute
to issue supplies
to print or publish; put forth and circulate; give out publicly or officially
to issue commemorative stamps

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of issue
a. A point or matter of discussion, debate, or dispute: What legal and moral issues should we consider?
b. A matter of public concern: debated economic issues.
c. A misgiving, objection, or complaint: had issues with the plan to change the curriculum.
a. A problem or difficulty.
b. A personal problem: is convinced that her boss has issues.
a. The act of circulating, distributing, or publishing by a business, government, or organization: government issue of new bonds.
b. An item or set of items, as stamps or coins, made available at one time by a business, government, or organization.
c. A single copy of a periodical: the May issue of the magazine.
d. A distinct set of copies of an edition of a book distinguished from others of that edition by variations in the printed matter.
e. Proceeds from estates or fines.
f. Something proceeding from a specified source: suspicions that were the issue of a deranged mind.
g. A culminating point leading to a decision: bring a case to an issue.
h. A final result or conclusion, as a solution to a problem.
a. The act or an instance of flowing, passing, or giving out: where the lake gives issue to its waters.
b. A place of egress; an outlet: a lake with no issue to the sea.
5. Medicine
a. A discharge, as of blood or pus.
b. A lesion, wound, or ulcer producing such a discharge.
6. Offspring; progeny: died without issue.
v. is·sued, is·su·ing, is·sues
a. To flow, go, or come out: water issuing from a spring; voices issuing from a room. See Synonyms at appear.
b. To proceed from a source; emerge or come forth: ideas issuing from a discussion. See Synonyms at stem1.
c. To have as a consequence; result: discontent that issued in social unrest.
2. To accrue as proceeds or profit: Little money issued from the stocks.
3. To be born or be descended: generations issuing from an ancestor.
4. To be circulated or published: books issuing from a publisher.
1. To circulate or distribute in an official capacity: issued uniforms to the players.
2. To publish: issued periodic statements.
3. To pour forth or send out; emit: a chimney issuing smoke.

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