Issue definition

ĭsho͝o
To be born or be descended.

Generations issuing from an ancestor.

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To let out; discharge.
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To end or result (in an effect or consequence)
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To give or deal out; distribute.

To issue supplies.

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To go, come, pass, or flow out; emerge.
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To flow, go, or come out.

Water issuing from a spring.

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To flow, go, or come out.

Water issuing from a spring; voices issuing from a room.

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Offspring; progeny.

Died without issue.

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A point or matter of discussion, debate, or dispute.

What legal and moral issues should we consider?

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A matter of public concern.

Debated economic issues.

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A problem or difficulty.
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A personal problem.

Is convinced that her boss has issues.

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The act of circulating, distributing, or publishing by a business, government, or organization.

Government issue of new bonds.

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A single copy of a periodical.

The May issue of the magazine.

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A distinct set of copies of an edition of a book distinguished from others of that edition by variations in the printed matter.
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Proceeds from estates or fines.
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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.

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Issue is defined as to deliver or distribute.

An example of issue is to provide someone with a new driver's license.

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A misgiving, objection, or complaint.

Had issues with the plan to change the curriculum.

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Something proceeding from a specified source.

Suspicions that were the issue of a deranged mind.

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A culminating point leading to a decision.

Bring a case to an issue.

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To publish.

Issued periodic statements.

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An outgoing; outflow; passing out.
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An item or set of items, as stamps or coins, made available at one time by a business, government, or organization.
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A final result or conclusion, as a solution to a problem.
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The act or an instance of flowing, passing, or giving out.

Where the lake gives issue to its waters.

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A place of egress; an outlet.

A lake with no issue to the sea.

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A discharge, as of blood or pus.
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A lesion, wound, or ulcer producing such a discharge.
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To accrue as proceeds or profit.

Little money issued from the stocks.

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To have as a consequence; result.

Discontent that issued in social unrest.

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To circulate or distribute in an official capacity.

Issued uniforms to the players.

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To pour forth or send out; emit.

A chimney issuing smoke.

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(archaic) A way out; exit; outlet.
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A result; consequence; upshot.
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Offspring; a child or children.
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A point, matter, or question to be disputed or decided.
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A sending or giving out; putting forth.
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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.

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(informal) A problem or difficulty, esp. one of a psychological or emotional nature.
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A discharge of blood, pus, etc.
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An incision or artificial ulcer for the discharge of pus.
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To be descended; be born.
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To be derived or result (from a cause)
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To come as revenue; accrue.
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To be printed or published; be put forth and circulated.
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To print or publish; put forth and circulate; give out publicly or officially.

To issue commemorative stamps.

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Offspring; progeny.

Died without issue.

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A discharge, as of blood or pus.
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A lesion, wound, or ulcer producing such a discharge.
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To be born or be descended.

Generations issuing from an ancestor.

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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.
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A question of law or fact disputed by the parties.
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In estate law, the descendants of a common ancestor; offspring.
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Incidental to the central issue in a matter.
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An issue which directly bears on the outcome of a matter; significant to the determination of a fact in dispute.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Progeny; a child or children; offspring. In law, sometimes, in a general sense, all persons descended from a common ancestor; all lineal descendants.
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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.
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A discharge of flux, as of blood.

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An opening or outlet, providing for an exit or egress.
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(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.
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The final outcome or result; upshot; conclusion; event; hence, contest; test; trial.
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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.
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(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.

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(finance) A financial instrument in a company, such as a bond, stock or other security; the emission of such an instrument.
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(euphemistic) A problem or concern, usually of a mental nature.

He has issues.

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To pass or flow out; to run out, as from any enclosed place.
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To go out; to rush out; to sally forth; as, troops issued from the town, and attacked the besiegers.
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To proceed, as from a source; as, water issues from springs; light issues from the sun.
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To proceed, as progeny; to be derived; to be descended; to spring.
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To extend; to pass or open; as, the path issues into the highway.
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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.
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To turn out (in a given way); to have a specified issue or result, to result (in).
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(law) In pleading, to come to a point in fact or law, on which the parties join issue.
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To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes from a bank.
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To send out officially; to deliver by authority; as, to issue an order; to issue a writ.
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A Monacan Indian; a member of a Mestee group originating in Amherst County, Virginia.
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To be circulated or published.

Books issuing from a publisher.

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To proceed from a source; emerge or come forth.

Ideas issuing from a discussion.

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Profits from lands, estates, or fines; produce; proceeds.
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To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions.
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at issue
  • In question; in dispute:
  • At variance; in disagreement.
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join issue
  • To enter into controversy.
  • To submit an issue for decision.
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take issue
  • To take an opposing point of view; disagree.
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at issue
  • in dispute or under discussion
  • at variance; in disagreement
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join issue
  • to enter into conflict, argument, etc. with another or each other
  • to join in submitting an issue for decision at law
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take issue
  • to disagree; differ
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
issue
Plural:
issues

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

join issue
take issue
join issue
take issue

Origin of issue

  • Middle 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 ei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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”) + (“go”).

    From Wiktionary