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This page has 55 definitions of issue in English, French, and Old French. Issue is a noun, verb and adjective. Examples of how to use issue in a sentence are shown. Also define these 192 related words and terms: action, instance, flow, come, outflow, particularly, military, movement, soldier, enemy, sortie, medicine, bodily fluid, abnormal, amount, someone, something, drain, natural, artificial, law, offspring, one, child, children, intestate, lawyer up, progeny, all, one's, lineal, descendant, race, people, consider, some, common, ancestor, produce, income, derive, farmland, rental, properties, fine, levied, court, law-enforcement, officer, themselves, entrails, slaughter, animal, any, deed, perform, person, luck, favor, disfavor, nature, god, God, publishing, single, edition, newspaper, other, periodical, publication, entire, set, item, print, disseminate, certain, period, particular, work, contrast, run, airmail, bloody, snaffle, booze, dammit, finance, financial instrument, company, bond, stock, security, loan, book, library, patron, such, given, means, opportunity, sewer, place, outlet, exit, room, building, confluence, mouth, river, lake, body, water, send, small, incision, tear, ulcer, use, usually, held, open, pea, object, fontanel, production, distribution, general, Federal Reserve, rations, standardize, provisions, group, sell, securities, question, situation, resolve, point, fact, dispute, in question, legal, present, resolution, blog, plaintiff, public figure, anything, area, disagreement, debate, decide, chrissakes, two, alternative, dilemma, psychology, psychological, emotional, difficulty, problem, concern, vague, intractable, sayin', concluding, end, process, time, end result, event, result, outcome, discussion, negotiation, agreement, investigation, consideration, conclusion, feel, emotion, leaving, state, condition, rush, sally, turn out, way, way out, issu, issir, and departure.

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English issue definition

Etymology

From Middle English issue, from Old French issue (an exit, a way out), feminine past participle of issir (to exit), from Latin exeō (go out, exit), from prefix ex- (out) + (go).

Pronunciation

Noun

issue (plural issues)

  1. The action or an instance of flowing or coming out, an outflow, particularly:
    1. (military, obsolete) A movement of soldiers towards an enemy, a sortie.
    2. (medicine) The outflow of a bodily fluid, particularly (now rare) in abnormal amounts.
      The technique minimizes the issue of blood from the incision.
    • Flow definition
      A movement in people or things with a particular way in large numbers or amounts (1 of 11 flow definitions)
  2. Someone or something that flows out or comes out, particularly:
    1. (medicine, now rare) The bodily fluid drained through a natural or artificial issue.
    2. (now usually historical or law) Offspring: one's natural child or children.
      He died intestate and without issue, so the extended family have all lawyered up.
    3. (figuratively) Progeny: all one's lineal descendants.
      Although his own kingdom disappeared, his issue went on to rule a quarter of Europe.
    4. (figuratively, obsolete) A race of people considered as the descendants of some common ancestor.
    5. (now rare) The produce or income derived from farmland or rental properties.
      3. A conveys to B all right to the real property aforementioned for a term of _____ years, with all said real property's attendant issues, rents, and profits.
    6. (historical or rare law) Income derived from fines levied by a court or law-enforcement officer; the fines themselves.
    7. (obsolete) The entrails of a slaughtered animal.
    8. (rare and obsolete) Any action or deed performed by a person.
    9. (obsolete) Luck considered as the favor or disfavor of nature, the gods, or God.
    10. (publishing) A single edition of a newspaper or other periodical publication.
      Yeah, I just got the June issue of Wombatboy.
    11. The entire set of some item printed and disseminated during a certain period, particularly (publishing) a single printing of a particular edition of a work when contrasted with other print runs.
      The May 1918 issue of US 24-cent stamps became famous when a printer's error inverted its depiction of an airmail plane.
    12. (figuratively, originally WWI military slang, usually with definite article) The entire set of something; all of something.
      The bloody sergeant snaffled our whole issue of booze, dammit.
    13. (finance) Any financial instrument issued by a company.
      The company's issues have included bonds, stocks, and other securities.
    14. The loan of a book etc. from a library to a patron; all such loans by a given library during a given period.
    • Someone definition
      Some person.
    • Intestate definition
      Without a valid will indicating whom to leave one's estate to after death. (1 of 2 intestate definitions)
    • All definition
      Every individual or anything of the given class, with no exceptions (the noun or noun phrase denoting the class must be plural or uncountable). (1 of 4 all definitions)
    • Lineal definition
      Having an ancestral relationship to mothers, fathers, grandparents, (etc.) and having a descendant relationship to sons, daughters, grandchildren (etc.), exclusive of collateral siblings. (1 of 4 lineal definitions)
    • Fine definition
      Senses referring to subjective quality.
      1. Of superior quality. (1 of 17 fine definitions)
    • Levied definition
      simple past tense and past participle of levy
    • Court definition
      An enclosed space; a courtyard; an uncovered area shut in by the walls of a building, or by different buildings; also, a space opening from a street and nearly surrounded by houses; a blind alley. (1 of 15 court definitions)
    • Any definition
      To even the slightest extent, at all.
    • Luck definition
      Something that happens to someone by chance, a chance occurrence, especially a favourable one. (1 of 4 luck definitions)
    • Disfavor definition
      Alternative form of disfavour
    • Print definition
      Of, relating to, or writing for printed publications.
    • Run definition
      To move swiftly.
      1. To move forward quickly upon two feet by alternately making a short jump off either foot. (1 of 59 run definitions)
    • Snaffle definition
      A broad-mouthed, loose-ringed bit (metal in a horse's mouth). It brings pressure to bear on the tongue and bars and corners of the mouth. Often used as a training bit. (1 of 2 snaffle definitions)
    • Dammit definition
      Expressing anger, irritation, contempt, or disappointment.
    • Company definition
      A team; a group of people who work together professionally.
      1. A group of individuals who work together for a common purpose. (1 of 11 company definitions)
    • Security definition
      The condition of not being threatened, especially physically, psychologically, emotionally, or financially. (1 of 10 security definitions)
    • Book definition
      A collection of sheets of paper bound together to hinge at one edge, containing printed or written material, pictures, etc. (1 of 15 book definitions)
    • Library definition
      An institution which holds books and/or other forms of media for use by the public or qualified people often lending them out, as well as providing various other services for its users. (1 of 8 library definitions)
    • Such definition
      Like this, that, these, those; used to make a comparison with something implied by context. (1 of 4 such definitions)
  3. The means or opportunity by which something flows or comes out, particularly:
    1. (obsolete) A sewer.
  4. The place where something flows or comes out, an outlet, particularly:
    1. (obsolete) An exit from a room or building.
    2. (now rare) A confluence: the mouth of a river; the outlet of a lake or other body of water.
    • River definition
      A large and often winding stream which drains a land mass, carrying water down from higher areas to a lower point, oftentimes ending in another body of water, such as an ocean or in an inland sea. (1 of 4 river definitions)
    • Water definition
      A substance (of molecular formula H2O) found at room temperature and pressure as a clear liquid; it is present naturally as rain, and found in rivers, lakes and seas; its solid form is ice and its gaseous form is steam. (1 of 18 water definitions)
  5. The action or an instance of sending something out, particularly:
    The issue of the directive from the treasury prompted the central bank's most recent issue of currency.
    1. (historical medicine) A small incision, tear, or artificial ulcer, used to drain fluid and usually held open with a pea or other small object.
      • 2005, James Harold Kirkup, The Evolution of Surgical Instruments, Ch. xxv, p. 403:
        Issues and fontanels were supposed remedies for joint diseases, pulmonary tuberculosis, and other chronic conditions.
    2. The production or distribution of something for general use.
      Congress delegated the issue of US currency to the Federal Reserve in 1913.
    3. The distribution of something (particularly rations or standardized provisions) to someone or some group.
      The uniform was standard prison issue.
    4. (finance) The action or an instance of a company selling bonds, stock, or other securities.
      The company's stock issue diluted his ownership.
    • Send definition
      To make something (such as an object or message) go from one place to another. (1 of 7 send definitions)
    • Tear definition
      To rend (a solid material) by holding or restraining in two places and pulling apart, whether intentionally or not; to destroy or separate. (1 of 9 tear definitions)
    • Held definition
      simple past tense and past participle of hold
    • Fontanel definition
      Alternative spelling of fontanelle
    • Standardize definition
      Alternative spelling of standardise
  6. Any question or situation to be resolved, particularly:
    Please stand by. We are having technical issues.
    1. (law) A point of law or fact in dispute or question in a legal action presented for resolution by the court.
      The issue before the court is whether participation in a group blog makes the plaintiff a public figure under the relevant statute.
    2. (figuratively) Anything in dispute, an area of disagreement whose resolution is being debated or decided.
      For chrissakes, John, don't make an issue out of it. Just sleep on the floor if you want.
    3. (rare and obsolete) A dispute between two alternatives, a dilemma.
    4. (US, originally psychology, usually in the plural) A psychological or emotional difficulty, (now informal, figuratively and usually euphemistic) any problem or concern considered as a vague and intractable difficulty.
      She has daddy issues, mommy issues, drug issues, money issues, trust issues, printer issues... I'm just sayin', girl's got issues.
    • Fact definition
      Something actual as opposed to invented. (1 of 9 fact definitions)
    • Blog definition
      A website that allows users to reflect, share opinions, and discuss various topics in the form of an online journal, sometimes letting readers comment on their posts. Most blogs are written in a slightly informal tone (personal journals, news, businesses, etc.) (1 of 2 blog definitions)
    • Public Figure definition
      A famous person whose life is the subject of public interest.
  7. The action or an instance of concluding something, particularly:
    1. (obsolete) The end of any action or process.
    2. (obsolete) The end of any period of time.
  8. The end result of an event or events, any result or outcome, particularly:
    1. (now rare) The result of a discussion or negotiation, an agreement.
    2. (obsolete) The result of an investigation or consideration, a conclusion.
    • Result definition
      To proceed, spring up or rise, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, premises, combination of circumstances, consultation, thought or endeavor. (1 of 4 result definitions)
    • Outcome definition
      That which is produced or occurs as a result of an event or process. (1 of 4 outcome definitions)
  9. (figuratively, now rare) The action or an instance of feeling some emotion.
    • Feel definition
      To use or experience the sense of touch.
      1. To become aware of through the skin; to use the sense of touch on. (1 of 14 feel definitions)
  10. (figuratively, now rare) The action or an instance of leaving any state or condition.

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Terms derived from issue (noun)
  • at issue
  • bring to issue, bring to an issue
  • feigned issue
  • force an issue, force the issue
  • general issue
  • GI
  • have an issue with
  • in issue
  • in the issue
  • issue-based
  • issue-blessed
  • issue book
  • issue boot
  • issue cigarette
  • issue day
  • issue department
  • issue desk
  • issue estoppel
  • issue house
  • issue of fact
  • issue of law
  • issue-oriented
  • issue-paper
  • issue pea
  • issue risk
  • issue roll
  • issue room
  • issue shoe
  • issues of homage
  • join issue, join in issue
  • make an issue of, make an issue out of
  • put on issue, put on an issue
  • put to issue, put to an issue
  • put upon issue, put upon an issue
  • reissue
  • side issue
  • take issue, take issue with
  • the whole issue
  • wedge issue
 


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Verb

issue (third-person singular simple present issues, present participle issuing, simple past and past participle issued)

  1. To flow out, to proceed from, to come out or from.
    The water issued forth from the spring.
    The rents issuing from the land permitted him to live as a man of independent means.
    • 1611, Bible (King James Version), 2 Kings, xx. 18
      ...thy sons that shall issue from thee...
    • 1918, Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Land That Time Forgot Chapter IV
      There was a very light off-shore wind and scarcely any breakers, so that the approach to the shore was continued without finding bottom; yet though we were already quite close, we saw no indication of any indention in the coast from which even a tiny brooklet might issue, and certainly no mouth of a large river such as this must necessarily be to freshen the ocean even two hundred yards from shore.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Episode 12, The Cyclops
      A powerful current of warm breath issued at regular intervals from the profound cavity of his mouth while in rhythmic resonance the loud strong hale reverberations of his formidable heart thundered rumblingly...
  2. To rush out, to sally forth.
    The men issued from the town and attacked the besiegers.
  3. To extend into, to open onto.
    The road issues into the highway.
  4. To turn out in a certain way, to result in.
    • 2007, John Burrow, A History of Histories, Penguin 2009, p. 171:
      But, for Livy, Roman patriotism is overriding, and this issues, of course, in an antiquarian attention to the city's origins.
  5. (law) To come to a point in fact or law on which the parties join issue.
  6. To send out; to put into circulation.
    The Federal Reserve issues US dollars.
  7. To deliver for use.
    The prison issued new uniforms for the inmates.
  8. To deliver by authority.
    The court issued a writ of mandamus.
    • 2014, Paul Doyle, "Southampton hammer eight past hapless Sunderland in barmy encounter", The Guardian, 18 October 2014:
      Five minutes later, Southampton tried to mount their first attack, but Wickham sabotaged the move by tripping the rampaging Nathaniel Clyne, prompting the referee, Andre Marriner, to issue a yellow card. That was a lone blemish on an otherwise tidy start by Poyet’s team – until, that is, the 12th minute, when Vergini produced a candidate for the most ludicrous own goal in Premier League history.

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French issue definition

Etymology

Old French issue

Pronunciation

Noun

issue f (plural issues)

  1. exit, way out
    En cas de danger, empruntez l’issue de secours.
    In case of danger, use the emergency exit.
  2. outcome, result
    L’issue de cette bataille est incertaine.
    The outcome of this battle is uncertain.

Adjective

issue

  1. feminine singular of issu
    • Issu definition
      that, those

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Old French issue definition

Verb

issue f

  1. feminine singular of the past participle of issir
    • Issir definition
      to leave, to go out

Noun

issue f (oblique plural issues, nominative singular issue, nominative plural issues)

  1. exit; way out
  2. departure (act of leaving)

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