1. an important question that is in dispute and must be settled;
- Example: "the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone"
- Example: "politicians never discuss the real issues"
2. one of a series published periodically;
- Example: "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room"
[syn: issue, number]
3. some situation or event that is thought about;
- Example: "he kept drifting off the topic"
- Example: "he had been thinking about the subject for several years"
- Example: "it is a matter for the police"
[syn: topic, subject, issue, matter]
4. the act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity);
- Example: "a new issue of stamps"
- Example: "the last issue of penicillin was over a month ago"
[syn: issue, issuing, issuance]
5. supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government;
[syn: issue, military issue, government issue]
6. the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property;
- Example: "the average return was about 5%"
[syn: return, issue, take, takings, proceeds, yield, payoff]
7. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon;
- Example: "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"
- Example: "his decision had depressing consequences for business"
- Example: "he acted very wise after the event"
[syn: consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot]
8. the immediate descendants of a person;
- Example: "she was the mother of many offspring"
- Example: "he died without issue"
[syn: offspring, progeny, issue]
9. the becoming visible;
- Example: "not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"
[syn: emergence, egress, issue]
10. an opening that permits escape or release;
- Example: "he blocked the way out"
- Example: "the canyon had only one issue"
[syn: exit, issue, outlet, way out]
11. the act of issuing printed materials;
[syn: issue, publication]
1. prepare and issue for public distribution or sale;
- Example: "publish a magazine or newspaper"
[syn: publish, bring out, put out, issue, release]
2. circulate or distribute or equip with;
- Example: "issue a new uniform to the children"
- Example: "supply blankets for the beds"
[syn: issue, supply]
3. bring out an official document (such as a warrant);
4. come out of;
- Example: "Water issued from the hole in the wall"
- Example: "The words seemed to come out by themselves"
[syn: issue, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egress]
5. make out and issue;
- Example: "write out a check"
- Example: "cut a ticket"
- Example: "Please make the check out to me"
[syn: write out, issue, make out, cut]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Issue \Is"sue\ ([i^]sh"[-u]), n. [OF. issue, eissue, F. issue, fr. OF. issir, eissir, to go out, L. exire; ex out of, from + ire to go, akin to Gr. 'ie`nai, Skr. i, Goth. iddja went, used as prefect of gaggan to go. Cf. Ambition, Count a nobleman, Commence, Errant, Exit, Eyre, Initial, Yede went.] [1913 Webster] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 4. Progeny; a child or children; offspring. In law, sometimes, in a general sense, all persons descended from a common ancestor; all lineal descendants. [1913 Webster] If the king Should without issue die. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. 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. [1913 Webster] 6. A discharge of flux, as of blood. --Matt. ix. 20. [1913 Webster] 7. (Med.) 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. [1913 Webster] 8. The final outcome or result; upshot; conclusion; event; hence, contest; test; trial. [1913 Webster] Come forth to view The issue of the exploit. --Shak. [1913 Webster] While it is hot, I 'll put it to the issue. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 9. 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; a point of contention; a matter in controversy. [1913 Webster +PJC] 10. (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. See General issue, under General, and Feigned issue, under Feigned. --Blount. Cowell. [1913 Webster] At issue, in controversy; disputed; opposing or contesting; hence, at variance; disagreeing; inconsistent. [1913 Webster] As much at issue with the summer day As if you brought a candle out of doors. --Mrs. Browning. Bank of issue, Collateral issue, etc. See under Bank, Collateral, etc. Issue pea, a pea, or a similar round body, used to maintain irritation in a wound, and promote the secretion and discharge of pus. To join issue, or To take issue, to take opposing sides in a matter in controversy. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Issue \Is"sue\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Issued ([i^]sh"[-u]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Issuing.] [1913 Webster] 1. To pass or flow out; to run out, as from any inclosed place. [1913 Webster] From it issued forced drops of blood. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To go out; to rush out; to sally forth; as, troops issued from the town, and attacked the besiegers. [1913 Webster] 3. To proceed, as from a source; as, water issues from springs; light issues from the sun. [1913 Webster] 4. To proceed, as progeny; to be derived; to be descended; to spring. [1913 Webster] Of thy sons that shall issue from thee. --2 Kings xx. 18. [1913 Webster] 5. To extend; to pass or open; as, the path issues into the highway. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 7. To close; to end; to terminate; to turn out; as, we know not how the cause will issue. [1913 Webster] 8. (Law) In pleading, to come to a point in fact or law, on which the parties join issue. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Issue \Is"sue\ ([i^]sh"[-u]), v. t. 1. To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes from a bank. [1913 Webster] 2. To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions. [1913 Webster] 3. To send out officially; to deliver by authority; as, to issue an order; to issue a writ. [1913 Webster]U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Issue, MD Zip code(s): 20645Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
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