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issue

Noun

1 an important question that is in dispute and must be settled; "the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone"; "politicians never discuss the real issues"
2 one of a series published periodically; "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom" [syn: number]
3 the provision of something by issuing it (usually in quantity); "a new issue of stamps"; "the last issue of penicillin was over a month ago" [syn: issuing, issuance]
4 some situation or event that is thought about; "he kept drifting off the topic"; "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"; "it is a matter for the police" [syn: topic, subject, matter]
5 supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government [syn: military issue, government issue]
6 the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue" [syn: offspring, progeny]
7 a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon; "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event" [syn: consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, upshot]
8 the income arising from land or other property; "the average return was about 5%" [syn: return, proceeds, take, takings, yield, payoff]
9 the becoming visible; "not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins" [syn: emergence, egress]
10 an opening that permits escape or release; "he blocked the way out"; "the canyon had only one issue" [syn: exit, outlet, way out]
11 the act of issuing printed materials [syn: publication]

Verb

1 prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a magazine or newspaper" [syn: publish, bring out, put out, release]
2 circulate or distribute or equip with; "issue a new uniform to the children"; "supply blankets for the beds" [syn: supply] [ant: recall]
3 bring out an official document (such as a warrant)
4 come out of; "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The words seemed to come out by themselves" [syn: emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egress]
5 make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me" [syn: write out, make out, cut]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From issue, eissue (a way out or exit), from exire, go out, from prefix ex-, out of plus ire go.

Pronunciation

  • /ˈɪsju/ or /ˈɪʃu/

Noun

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Progeny; a child or children; offspring. In law, sometimes, in a general sense, all persons descended from a common ancestor; all lineal descendants.
  5. Member of a Mestee group originating in Amherst County, VA. The Issues are now known as the Monacan Indians.
  6. 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.
  7. A discharge of flux, as of blood. Matt. ix. 20.
  8. 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.
  9. The final outcome or result; upshot; conclusion; event; hence, contest; test; trial.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. A financial instrument in a company, such as a bond, stock or other security; the emission of such an instrument.
  13. Euphemism for "problem" or "concern,"
    "He has health issues."

See also

Translations

The act of passing or flowing out; a moving out from any inclosed place; egress
he act of sending out, or causing to go forth; delivery; issuance
That which passes, flows, or is sent out
Progeny; a child or children; offspring
Produce of the earth, or profits of land, tenements, or other property
A discharge of flux
(medicine) An artificial ulcer
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
(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

Verb

  1. To pass or flow out; to run out, as from any enclosed place.
  2. To go out; to rush out; to sally forth; as, troops issued from the town, and attacked the besiegers.
  3. To proceed, as from a source; as, water issues from springs; light issues from the sun.
  4. To proceed, as progeny; to be derived; to be descended; to spring.
  5. To extend; to pass or open; as, the path issues into the highway.
  6. 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.
  7. To close; to end; to terminate; to turn out; as, we know not how the cause will issue.
  8. In pleading, to come to a point in fact or law, on which the parties join issue.
  9. To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes from a bank.
  10. To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions.
  11. To send out officially; to deliver by authority; as, to issue an order; to issue a writ.

Translations

To pass or flow out; to run out
To go out; to rush out; to sally forth
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
To be produced as an effect or result; to grow or accrue; to arise; to proceed
To close; to end; to terminate; to turn out
(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
To deliver for use
To send out officially; to deliver by authority

References

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French

Pronunciation

Extensive Definition

Issue may refer to:
The plural issues may refer to:
issue in French: Sortie
issue in Simple English: Issue

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