Definition of Issue

1. Noun. An important question that is in dispute and must be settled. "Politicians never discuss the real issues"

2. Verb. Prepare and issue for public distribution or sale. "Sam and Sue issue the movie "; "Publish a magazine or newspaper"
Exact synonyms: Bring Out, Publish, Put Out, Release
Generic synonyms: Air, Bare, Publicise, Publicize
Specialized synonyms: Edit
Derivative terms: Issuer, Publication, Publication, Publication, Publisher, Publisher, Publisher, Publishing, Release

3. Noun. One of a series published periodically. "She found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room"
Exact synonyms: Number
Generic synonyms: Periodical
Group relationships: Serial, Serial Publication, Series
Specialized synonyms: Edition

4. Verb. Circulate or distribute or equip with. "They issue them the money"; "Supply blankets for the beds"
Exact synonyms: Supply
Specialized synonyms: Free, Release, Unblock, Unfreeze, Reissue, Free, Release
Generic synonyms: Distribute
Derivative terms: Issuer, Issuing, Supply, Supply, Supply
Antonyms: Recall

5. Noun. Some situation or event that is thought about. "It is a matter for the police"
Exact synonyms: Matter, Subject, Topic
Generic synonyms: Cognitive Content, Content, Mental Object
Specialized synonyms: Area, Blind Spot, Remit, Res Adjudicata, Res Judicata
Derivative terms: Matter, Topical

6. Verb. Bring out an official document (such as a warrant).
Generic synonyms: Communicate, Intercommunicate

7. Noun. The act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity). "The last issue of penicillin was over a month ago"
Exact synonyms: Issuance, Issuing
Generic synonyms: Provision, Supply, Supplying
Specialized synonyms: Stock Issue

8. Verb. Come out of. "The words seemed to come out by themselves"
Exact synonyms: Come Forth, Come Out, Egress, Emerge, Go Forth
Specialized synonyms: Pop Out, Radiate, Leak, Escape, Fall, Debouch, Come Out, Fall Out
Derivative terms: Egress, Egress, Egression, Emersion

9. Noun. Supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government.
Exact synonyms: Government Issue, Military Issue
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Generic synonyms: Fund, Stock, Store

10. Verb. Make out and issue. "The banks issue the check"; "Please make the check out to me"
Exact synonyms: Cut, Make Out, Write Out
Generic synonyms: Write
Specialized synonyms: Check

11. Noun. The income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property. "The average return was about 5%"
Exact synonyms: Payoff, Proceeds, Return, Take, Takings, Yield
Generic synonyms: Income
Specialized synonyms: Economic Rent, Rent, Payback
Derivative terms: Return, Take, Yield

12. Noun. A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon. "He acted very wise after the event"

13. Noun. The immediate descendants of a person. "He died without issue"

14. Noun. The becoming visible. "Not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"
Exact synonyms: Egress, Emergence
Generic synonyms: Beginning
Specialized synonyms: Eruption, Dissilience
Derivative terms: Egress, Emerge

15. Noun. An opening that permits escape or release. "The canyon had only one issue"
Exact synonyms: Exit, Outlet, Way Out
Generic synonyms: Opening
Specialized synonyms: Outfall
Derivative terms: Exit

16. Noun. The act of issuing printed materials.
Exact synonyms: Publication
Generic synonyms: Printing
Derivative terms: Publish, Publish

Definition of Issue

1. n. The act of passing or flowing out; a moving out from any inclosed 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.

2. v. i. To pass or flow out; to run out, as from any inclosed place.

3. v. t. To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes from a bank.

Definition of Issue

1. Noun. A Monacan Indian; a member of a Mestee group originating in Amherst County, Virginia. ¹

2. Noun. 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. ¹

3. Noun. 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. ¹

4. Noun. 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. ¹

5. Noun. Progeny; a child or children; offspring. In law, sometimes, in a general sense, all persons descended from a common ancestor; all lineal descendants. ¹

6. Noun. 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. ¹

7. Noun. A discharge of flux, as of blood. Matt. ix. 20. ¹

8. Noun. (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. ¹

9. Noun. The final outcome or result; upshot; conclusion; event; hence, contest; test; trial. ¹

10. Noun. 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. ¹

11. Noun. (legal) 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. At issue, in controversy; disputed; opposing or contesting; hence, at variance; disagreeing; inconsistent. ¹

12. Noun. (finance) A financial instrument in a company, such as a bond, stock or other security; the emission of such an instrument. ¹

13. Noun. (euphemistic) A problem or concern, usually of a mental nature. ¹

14. Verb. To pass or flow out; to run out, as from any enclosed place. ¹

15. Verb. To go out; to rush out; to sally forth; as, troops issued from the town, and attacked the besiegers. ¹

16. Verb. To proceed, as from a source; as, water issues from springs; light issues from the sun. ¹

17. Verb. To proceed, as progeny; to be derived; to be descended; to spring. ¹

18. Verb. To extend; to pass or open; as, the path issues into the highway. ¹

19. Verb. 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. ¹

20. Verb. To turn out (in a given way); to have a specified issue or result, to result (in). ¹

21. Verb. (legal) In pleading, to come to a point in fact or law, on which the parties join issue. ¹

22. Verb. To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes from a bank. ¹

23. Verb. To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions. ¹

24. Verb. To send out officially; to deliver by authority; as, to issue an order; to issue a writ. ¹

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Definition of Issue

1. to come forth [v -SUED, -SUING, -SUES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Issue

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Literary usage of Issue

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law Reports by Great Britain Court of Chancery, George Wirgman Hemming (1869)
"Having had issue." A testator gave the residue of his estate to trustees to invest and pay one- fourth of the income to each of his four sisters for life, ..."

2. Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session by United States Congress. House (1843)
"Pennsylvania, inhabitants of, issue of stock ... issue of stock 8200,000000 109, 276, 512 Adams county, issue of stock ¡8200,000000 ..."

3. The Historical Development of Code Pleading in America and England: With by Charles McGuffey Hepburn (1897)
"1 (c) Certainly in the. issue. Sec. 282. Several of the rules referred to above show the difference between Singleness of the issue and Certainty in the ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"THE issue of the Scientific American for August 7th very properly criticises ... It happens, however, that a few pages further on in the same issue the ..."

5. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1886)
"He brought her from Brussels to Calais, whence they crossed in December (issue Roll, Mich. 5, Rie. II, 21 Dec.) Froissart says that he had urged the ..."

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