issue[is̸h′o̵̅o̅; chiefly Brit is′yo̵̅o̅]
Some of the big issues of our day.
- The definition of an issue is something that is discussed, distributed or the offspring of someone.
- An example of issue is the subject of abortion.
- An example of issue is the latest edition of Family Circle.
- An example of issue is the children of someone named in a will.
- Issue is defined as to deliver or distribute.
An example of issue is to provide someone with a new driver's license.
- an outgoing; outflow; passing out
- 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
- a discharge of blood, pus, etc.
- an incision or artificial ulcer for the discharge of pus
- Informal a problem or difficulty: usually used in pl.
Origin of issueOld French past participle of issir, to go out ; from Classical Latin exire ; from ex-, out + ire, to go: see year
intransitive verbissued, issuing
- 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
- 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
- in dispute or under discussionalso, esp. in law, in issue
- at variance; in disagreement
- to enter into conflict, argument, etc. with another or each other
- to join in submitting an issue for decision at law
- 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.
- Usage Problem 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.
- Medicine a. A discharge, as of blood or pus.b. A lesion, wound, or ulcer producing such a discharge.
- Offspring; progeny: died without issue.
verbis·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.
- To accrue as proceeds or profit: Little money issued from the stocks.
- To be born or be descended: generations issuing from an ancestor.
- To be circulated or published: books issuing from a publisher.
- To circulate or distribute in an official capacity: issued uniforms to the players.
- To publish: issued periodic statements.
- To pour forth or send out; emit: a chimney issuing smoke.
Origin of issueMiddle English, from Old French eissue, issue, from Vulgar Latin *exūta, alteration of Latin exita, feminine past participle of exīre, to go out : ex-, ex- + īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.
- The act of passing or flowing out; a moving out from any enclosed place; egress; as, the issue of water from a pipe, of blood from a wound, of air from a bellows, of people from a house.
- The act of sending out, or causing to go forth; delivery; issuance; as, the issue of an order from a commanding officer; the issue of money from a treasury.
- That which passes, flows, or is sent out; the whole quantity sent forth or emitted at one time; as, an issue of bank notes; the daily issue of a newspaper.
- Progeny; a child or children; offspring. In law, sometimes, in a general sense, all persons descended from a common ancestor; all lineal descendants.
- Produce of the earth, or profits of land, tenements, or other property; as, A conveyed to B all his right for a term of years, with all the issues, rents, and profits.
- A discharge of flux, as of blood.
- An opening or outlet, providing for an exit or egress.
- (medicine) An artificial ulcer, usually made in the fleshy part of the arm or leg, to produce the secretion and discharge of pus for the relief of some affected part.
- The final outcome or result; upshot; conclusion; event; hence, contest; test; trial.
- A point in debate or controversy on which the parties take affirmative and negative positions; a presentation of alternatives between which to choose or decide.
- (law) In pleading, a single material point of law or fact depending in the suit, which, being affirmed on the one side and denied on the other, is presented for determination.
- (finance) A financial instrument in a company, such as a bond, stock or other security; the emission of such an instrument.
- (euphemistic) A problem or concern, usually of a mental nature.
- He has issues.
(third-person singular simple present issues, present participle issuing, simple past and past participle issued)
- To pass or flow out; to run out, as from any enclosed place.
- To go out; to rush out; to sally forth; as, troops issued from the town, and attacked the besiegers.
- To proceed, as from a source; as, water issues from springs; light issues from the sun.
- To proceed, as progeny; to be derived; to be descended; to spring.
- To extend; to pass or open; as, the path issues into the highway.
- To be produced as an effect or result; to grow or accrue; to arise; to proceed; as, rents and profits issuing from land, tenements, or a capital stock.
- To turn out (in a given way); to have a specified issue or result, to result (in).
- (law) In pleading, to come to a point in fact or law, on which the parties join issue.
- To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes from a bank.
- To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions.
- To send out officially; to deliver by authority; as, to issue an order; to issue a writ.
From Old French issue, eissue (“a way out or exit”), feminine past participle of issir, itself from Latin exeō (“go out”), from prefix ex- (“out of”) + eō (“go”).
issue - Investment & Finance Definition
A security that will be sold to public or private investors. Those securities may be stocks or bonds. The term may also be used as a verb to indicate that a company plans to issue a bond offering.
issue - Legal Definition
- A question of law or fact disputed by the parties.
- In estate law, the descendants of a common ancestor; offspring.