What does issue mean?

Definitions for issue
ˈɪʃ u; esp. Brit. ˈɪs yuis·sue

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word issue.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. issuenoun

    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. issue, numbernoun

    one of a series published periodically

    "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room"

  3. topic, subject, issue, matternoun

    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"

  4. issue, issuing, issuancenoun

    the act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity)

    "a new issue of stamps"; "the last issue of penicillin was over a month ago"

  5. issue, military issue, government issuenoun

    supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government

  6. return, issue, take, takings, proceeds, yield, payoffnoun

    the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

    "the average return was about 5%"

  7. consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshotnoun

    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"

  8. offspring, progeny, issuenoun

    the immediate descendants of a person

    "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"

  9. emergence, egress, issuenoun

    the becoming visible

    "not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"

  10. exit, issue, outlet, way outnoun

    an opening that permits escape or release

    "he blocked the way out"; "the canyon had only one issue"

  11. issue, publicationverb

    the act of issuing printed materials

  12. publish, bring out, put out, issue, releaseverb

    prepare and issue for public distribution or sale

    "publish a magazine or newspaper"

  13. issue, supplyverb

    circulate or distribute or equip with

    "issue a new uniform to the children"; "supply blankets for the beds"

  14. issueverb

    bring out an official document (such as a warrant)

  15. issue, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egressverb

    come out of

    "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The words seemed to come out by themselves"

  16. write out, issue, make out, cutverb

    make out and issue

    "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me"

GCIDE

  1. Issuenoun

    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.

Wiktionary

  1. issuenoun

    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. issuenoun

    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. issuenoun

    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. issuenoun

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

  5. issuenoun

    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.

  6. issuenoun

    A discharge of flux, as of blood. Matt. ix. 20.

  7. issuenoun

    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.

  8. issuenoun

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

  9. issuenoun

    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.

  10. issueverb

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

  11. issueverb

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

  12. issueverb

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

  13. issueverb

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

  14. issueverb

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

  15. issueverb

    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.

  16. issueverb

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

  17. issueverb

    In pleading, to come to a point in fact or law, on which the parties join issue.

  18. issueverb

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

  19. issuenoun

    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.

  20. issuenoun

    A financial instrument in a company, such as a bond, stock or other security; the emission of such an instrument.

  21. issuenoun

    A problem or concern, usually of a mental nature.

    He has issues.

  22. issueverb

    To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions.

  23. issueverb

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

  24. Issuenoun

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

  25. Etymology: From issue, eissue, feminine past participle of issir, itself from exeo, from prefix ex- + eo.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ISSUEnoun

    Etymology: issue, French.

    Unto the Lord belong the issues from death. Ps. lxviii. 20.

    Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Prov. iv. 23.

    Let us examine what bodies touch a moveable whilst in motion, as the only means to find an issue out of this difficulty. Kenelm Digby, on Bodies.

    We might have easily prevented those great returns of money to France; and if it be true the French are so impoverished, in what condition must they have been, if that issue of wealth had been stopped? Jonathan Swift.

    Spirits are not finely touch'd,
    But to fine issues. William Shakespeare, Meas. for Measure.

    If I were ever fearful
    To do a thing, where I the issue doubted,
    Whereof the execution did cry out
    Against the non-performance, 'twas a fear
    Which oft infects the wisest. William Shakespeare, Winter's Tale.

    But let the issue correspondent prove
    To good beginnings of each enterprize. Edward Fairfax.

    If things were cast upon this issue, that God should never prevent sin 'till man deserved it, the best would sin, and sin for ever. Robert South, Sermons.

    The wittiest sayings and sentences will be found the issues of chance, and nothing else but so many lucky hits of a roving fancy. Robert South, Sermons.

    Our present condition is better for us in the issue, than that uninterrupted health and security that the atheist desires. Richard Bentley.

    He hath preserved Argalus alive, under pretence of having him publickly executed after these wars, of which they hope for a soon and prosperous issue. Philip Sidney.

    What issue of my love remains for me!
    How wild a passion works within my breast!
    With what prodigious flames am I possest! Dryden.

    , at a loss to bring difficult matters to an issue, lays his hero asleep, and this solves the difficulty. William Broome.

    I am to pray you not to strain my speech
    To grosser issues, nor to larger reach,
    Than to suspicion. William Shakespeare, Othello.

    This tumour in his left arm was caused by strict binding of his issue. Richard Wiseman.

    A woman was diseased with an issue of blood. Mat. ix. 20.

    O nation miserable!
    When shalt thou see thy wholsome days again?
    Since that the truest issue of thy throne,
    By his own interdiction stands accurst. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Nor where Abassin kings their issue guard,
    Mount Amara, though this by some suppos'd
    True paradise, under the Æthiop line
    By Nilus' head. John Milton, Paradise Lost.

    This old peaceful prince, as heav'n decreed,
    Was bless'd with no male issue to succeed. John Dryden, Æn.

    The frequent productions of monsters, in all the species of animals, and strange issues of human birth, carry with them difficulties, not possible to consist with this hypothesis. John Locke.

  2. To Issueverb

    A weak degree of heat is not able either to digest the parts or to issue the spirits. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.

    If the council issued out any order against them, or if the king sent a proclamation for their repair to their houses, some nobleman published a protestation. Edward Hyde.

    Deep in a rocky cave he makes abode,
    A mansion proper for a mourning god:
    Here he gives audience, issuing out decrees
    To rivers, his dependent deities. Dryden.

    In vain the master issues out commands,
    In vain the trembling sailors ply their hands;
    The tempest unforeseen prevents their care. Dryden.

    They constantly wait in court to make a due return of what they have done, and to receive such other commands as the judge shall issue forth. John Ayliffe, Parergon.

  3. To Issueverb

    Etymology: from the noun; isser, Fr. uscire, Italian.

    Waters issued out from under the threshold of the house. Ezek. xlvii. 1.

    From the utmost end of the head branches there issueth out a gummy juice. Walter Raleigh, History of the World.

    Waters issu'd from a cave. John Milton.

    Ere Pallas issu'd from the thunderer's head,
    Dulness o'er all possess'd her ancient right. Alexander Pope.

    Three of master Ford's brothers watch the door with pistols, that none should issue out, otherwise you might slip away. William Shakespeare.

    See that none hence issue forth a spy. John Milton.

    Haste, arm your Ardeans, issue to the plain;
    With faith to friend, assault the Trojan train. Dryden.

    At length there issu'd, from the grove behind,
    A fair assembly of the female kind. Dryden.

    A buzzing noise of bees his ears alarms;
    Straight issue through the sides assembling swarms. Dryden.

    Full for the port the Ithacensians stand,
    And furl their sails, and issue on the land. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

    Of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt beget, shall they take away. 2 Kings xx. 18.

    These altarages issued out of the offerings made to the altar, and were payable to the priesthood. John Ayliffe, Parergon.

    It would be tried in pipes, being made with a belly towards the lower end, and then issuing into a straight concave again. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Issuenoun

    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. Issuenoun

    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. Issuenoun

    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. Issuenoun

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

  5. Issuenoun

    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

  6. Issuenoun

    a discharge of flux, as of blood

  7. Issuenoun

    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

  8. Issuenoun

    the final outcome or result; upshot; conclusion; event; hence, contest; test; trial

  9. Issuenoun

    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

  10. Issuenoun

    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

  11. Issueverb

    to pass or flow out; to run out, as from any inclosed place

  12. Issueverb

    to go out; to rush out; to sally forth; as, troops issued from the town, and attacked the besiegers

  13. Issueverb

    to proceed, as from a source; as, water issues from springs; light issues from the sun

  14. Issueverb

    to proceed, as progeny; to be derived; to be descended; to spring

  15. Issueverb

    to extend; to pass or open; as, the path issues into the highway

  16. Issueverb

    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

  17. Issueverb

    to close; to end; to terminate; to turn out; as, we know not how the cause will issue

  18. Issueverb

    in pleading, to come to a point in fact or law, on which the parties join issue

  19. Issueverb

    to send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes from a bank

  20. Issueverb

    to deliver for use; as, to issue provisions

  21. Issueverb

    to send out officially; to deliver by authority; as, to issue an order; to issue a writ

  22. Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Issue

    In law, issue can mean several things: ⁕In wills and trusts, a person's issue are his or her lineal descendants or offspring. These are distinguished from heirs, which can include other kin such as a brother, sister, mother, father, grandfather, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, or cousin. ⁕In corporations and business associations law, issue can refer to areas involving stocks. ⁕In evidence as well as civil and criminal procedure, there are issues of fact. Issues of fact are rhetorically presented by statements of fact which are each put to a test: Is the statement true or false? Often, different parties have conflicting statements of fact. These statements are then presented as alternative questions and justification are presented by proposing evidence in favor or in opposition. Formally the issues follow the template "this statement is true and it is true because... ... ". The list of issues is the list of the questions the parties request the court to answer. The court's answers usually must be provided before a legally acceptable date and the court should give reason when it decides not to answer any of them. Plaintiffs as well as defendants sometimes do not present their issues according to these due process premises and it is the court that must deduce the probable statements of fact and assume what is in need of legal answers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Issue

    ish′ū, v.i. to go, flow, or come out: to proceed, as from a source: to spring: to be produced: (law) to come to a point in fact or law: to terminate.—v.t. to send out: to put into circulation: to give out for use.—n. a going or flowing out: act of sending out: that which flows or passes out: fruit of the body, children: produce, profits: circulation, as of bank-notes: publication, as of a book: a giving out for use: ultimate result, consequence: (law) the point of fact in dispute which is submitted to a jury: (med.) an ulcer produced artificially.—adj. Iss′uable, capable of issuing, admitting of an issue.—n. Iss′uance, act of giving out, promulgation.—adjs. Iss′uant (her.), issuing or coming up from another, as a charge or bearing; Iss′ueless, without issue: childless.—n. Iss′uer, one who issues or emits.—At issue, in quarrel or controversy; Feigned issue (law), an issue made up for trial by agreement of the parties or by an order of court, instead of by the ordinary legal procedure; General issue, a simple denial of the whole charge, as 'Not guilty,' instead of a Special issue, an issue taken by denying a particular part of the allegations; Immaterial issue, an issue which is not decisive of any part of the litigation, as opp. to a Material issue, one which necessarily involves some part of the rights in controversy.—Join, or Take, issue, of the two parties taking up the affirmative and the negative on the point in debate. [O. Fr. issuë, issir, to go or flow out—L. exīreex, out, īre, to go.]

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. issue

    In physiology, something that comes up and out; in politics, something that goes down and in.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. issue

    The act of dispensing slops, tobacco, beds, &c., to the ship's company; a distribution.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. issue

    Event; consequence; the ultimate result of any undertaking; the termination of any contest. A term also applied to the distribution of supplies; as, issue of rations, issue of clothing, etc., to troops.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'issue' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #665

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'issue' in Written Corpus Frequency: #735

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'issue' in Nouns Frequency: #105

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'issue' in Verbs Frequency: #270

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of issue in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of issue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of issue in a Sentence

  1. Kaare Schultz:

    It's going to be a challenge because of bad safety experiences with previous weight-loss medications and there is also a reimbursement issue around a new biological medicine that is injected and will be relatively expensive.

  2. Several Democrats:

    I do fear that because so many people only talked about climate change. You're right, there could very well be a new generation coming up saying that's the only environmental issue - and it's not.

  3. Kirsten Gillibrand:

    He's linking the issue of basic, common-sense gun reform, that we should be going back into the Senate today to vote on, with this issue of immigration because again he continues to try to demonize people seeking asylum, people needing our help.

  4. Jeff Popick:

    I don’t envision [the lawsuit] to be millions of dollars, it’s the morality issue of doing the right thing and the Trump campaign has not done the right thing by these girls.

  5. James Clapper:

    The issue is the time it is going to take ... to get the ... firepower that will have an impact.

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Translations for issue

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  • мәсьәләBashkir
  • lliurarCatalan, Valencian
  • ProblemGerman
  • τίτλος, θέμα, τεύχοςGreek
  • emisión, envío, herederos, cuestión, problema, preocupación, flujo, descendencia, progenie, entregar, emitir, extender, crecer, recibir, resultar, proceder, lucrar, natarSpanish
  • شمارهPersian
  • liikkeeseenlaskeminen, anti, juttu, vuodattaminen, poistaminen, lähdettäminen, jälkeläinen, kysymys, ongelma, vaihtoehto, asia, vuoto, poistuminen, lähettäminen, jälkikasvu, tuotto, lopputulos, annostella, [[tulla]] [[ulos]], virrata, kertyä, laskea liikkeelle, antaa, [[virrata]] [[ulos]], [[rynnätä]] [[ulos]], liittyä, yhtyä, jakaaFinnish
  • livraison, délivrance, numéro, émission, exsudat, fruit, rejeton, controverse, point, sortie, flux, fructus, drain, progéniture, descendance, polémique, question, problème, sortir, percée, descendre, déboucher, fructifier, émettre, livrer, délivrer, jaillir, faire, donner, publierFrench
  • sheelManx
  • հարց, խնդիրArmenian
  • emissione, esito, fuoriuscita, problematica, questioneItalian
  • problemNorwegian
  • problemPolish
  • emissão, tiragem, resultado, questão, problema, [[ponto]] [[de]] [[debate]], fluxo, envio, fimPortuguese
  • emisiune, problemăRomanian
  • потомство, вопросRussian
  • potomecSlovene
  • swala, sualaSwahili
  • பிரச்சினைTamil
  • konuTurkish
  • مسئلہUrdu
  • 问题Chinese
  • indabaZulu

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