Definitions of issue

  1. prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; " publish a magazine or newspaper"
  2. come out of; " Water issued from the hole in the wall"; " The words seemed to come out by themselves"
  3. 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"
  4. the becoming visible; " not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"
  5. supplies ( as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government
  6. 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"
  7. circulate or distribute; " issue a new uniform to the children"
  8. the act of issuing printed materials
  9. 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"
  10. 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"
  11. one of a series published periodically; " she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom"
  12. the immediate descendants of a person; " she was the mother of many offspring"; " he died without issue"
  13. make out and issue; " write out a check"; " cut a ticket"; " Please make the check out to me"
  14. bring out an official document ( such as a warrant)
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Progeny; a child or children; offspring. In law, sometimes, in a general sense, all persons descended from a common ancestor; all lineal descendants.
  19. 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.
  20. A discharge of flux, as of blood.
  21. 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.
  22. The final outcome or result; upshot; conclusion; event; hence, contest; test; trial.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. To pass or flow out; to run out, as from any inclosed place.
  26. To go out; to rush out; to sally forth; as, troops issued from the town, and attacked the besiegers.
  27. To proceed, as from a source; as, water issues from springs; light issues from the sun.
  28. To proceed, as progeny; to be derived; to be descended; to spring.
  29. To extend; to pass or open; as, the path issues into the highway.
  30. 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.
  31. To close; to end; to terminate; to turn out; as, we know not how the cause will issue.
  32. In pleading, to come to a point in fact or law, on which the parties join issue.
  33. To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes from a bank.
  34. To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions.
  35. To send out officially; to deliver by authority; as, to issue an order; to issue a writ.
  36. A term generally meaning all your children and their children down through the generations, including grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and so on. Also called " lineal descendants."
  37. The act of passing or flowing out; as, the issue of passengers through the door of the car; that which flows or passes out; discharge; as, the issue of blood or pus from a wound; publication; as, the issue of a book; the entire number or amount sent out at one time or during a particular period; as, the January issue of a magazine; a government issue of bank notes; offspring; descendants; produce of the earth; profits of land, etc.; important points in pleading or debate; result as, the issue of an investigation; an outcome; a running sore.
  38. To send out; publish; put into circulation; as, to issue a magazine.
  39. To come or pass out; arise, as from a source; as, the stream issues from a hill; flow; proceed; be deacended.
  40. 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.
  41. To send out: to put into circulation: to give out for use.
  42. ISSUER.
  43. 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 banknotes: publication, as of a book: a giving out for use: ultimate result, consequence: political question for discussion: ( law) the question of fact submitted to a jury: ( med.) an ulcer produced artificially.
  44. To flow or pass out; proceed.
  45. To send out; put in circulation.
  46. To send forth; give or flow out; proceed; result.
  47. The act of issuing.
  48. That which is issued; an edition; progeny; a matter of discussion; profits; final outcome.
  49. The act of passing or flowing out; a sending out; a giving out; that which issues or is issued; end or ultimate result; offspring; progeny; produce of the earth; profits of land or other property; a flux of blood; a discharge; a little ulcer made in some part of an animal body to produce discharges; the point of matter depending in suit, on which the parties join; the point in debate.
  50. To send out; to put into circulation; to deliver for use. At issue, in debate; at variance. To join issue, to take opposite sides in a suit or debate.
  51. To pass or flow out; to proceed; to come to a point in fact or law, on which tho parties join and rest the decision of the cause; to close; to end.
  52. The act of passing or flowing out; that which happens or turns out; end or ultimate result; children; offspring; circulation, as of bank- notes; giving out or delivering for use; the point in dispute in a suit at law.
  53. To send out or forth; to put in circulation; to deliver for use; to flow or come out; to spring, as from a source; to end or terminate; to arise.

Usage examples for issue

  1. They enter the castle with deep wounds, and issue perfectly recovered. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  2. Behind the establishment are the caverns whence the springs issue. – The South of France--East Half by Charles Bertram Black
  3. True, the time was short between the issue of the paper and the stockholders' meeting, but this fact was after all rather to Jim's advantage than otherwise. – The Short Line War by Merwin-Webster
  4. " The old one is hard upon the young ones," said the chief gravely; " not long ago I heard the name of Umqua issue from a wigwam. – The Prairie Chief by R.M. Ballantyne
  5. " Guard the door of the office and of the issue house. – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  6. But that question, as to whether ladies shall vote or not, is not at issue now. – History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States by Wiliam H. Barnes
  7. Governor Gage would never issue any such order! – The Minute Boys of Boston by James Otis
  8. We had not been waiting long before a peculiar noise seemed to issue from the detectaphone. – The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve
  9. Mrs. Purling was resolved now to issue positive orders for Harold to marry Miss Fanshawe- out of hand. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  10. Thus we are prepared for the final issue. – The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible by R. Heber Newton
  11. That's not the point at issue. – The Created Legend by Feodor Sologub
  12. Sounds were heard to issue from it. – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green
  13. Maybe then we could get out another issue of this old paper. – The Secret Pact by Mildred A. Wirt
  14. But nothing has been done to make us feel in what manner the safety of that government is connected with the principle and with the issue of this war. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  15. And go not from me, or this adventure will come to miserable issue. – The Shaving of Shagpat, Complete by George Meredith
  16. God knows what the issue of it will be. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  17. It must depend on the issue of this business which I have in hand. – A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards
  18. He did not shirk the issue. – A Son of the Immortals by Louis Tracy
  19. The issue was exactly the same. – Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces by Thomas W. Hanshew
  20. Her departure was the signal for that issue between the two remaining parties for which each was preparing in his own fashion. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms