Definitions of issue

  1.   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"
  2.   An ulceration; blister. See Progeny.
  3.   To go out; to rush out; to sally forth; as, troops issued from the town, and attacked the besiegers.
  4.   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.
  5.   Progeny; a child or children; offspring. In law, sometimes, in a general sense, all persons descended from a common ancestor; all lineal descendants.
  6.   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.
  7.   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.
  8.   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.
  9.   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."
  10.   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.
  11.   supplies ( as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government
  12.   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.
  13.   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.
  14.   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"
  15.   To send forth; give or flow out; proceed; result.
  16.   To close; to end; to terminate; to turn out; as, we know not how the cause will issue.
  17.   the act of issuing printed materials
  18.   To proceed, as progeny; to be derived; to be descended; to spring.
  19.   1. Progeny. 2. A suppurating sore, acting as a counterirritant, maintained by the presence of a foreign body in the tissues; it was formerly regarded as a means of escape for peccant humors.
  20.   Act of sending out; that which passes out; children; circulation; publication; result.
  21.   To send out; publish; put into circulation; as, to issue a magazine.
  22.   A discharge of flux, as of blood.
  23.   ISSUER.
  24.   To pass or flow out; to run out, as from any inclosed place.
  25.   come out of; " Water issued from the hole in the wall"; " The words seemed to come out by themselves"
  26.   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.
  27.   To send out officially; to deliver by authority; as, to issue an order; to issue a writ.
  28.   To flow or pass out; proceed.
  29.   To come or pass out; arise, as from a source; as, the stream issues from a hill; flow; proceed; be deacended.
  30.   To send out: to put into circulation: to give out for use.
  31.   circulate or distribute; " issue a new uniform to the children"
  32.   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.
  33.   the becoming visible; " not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"
  34.   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.
  35.   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.
  36.   one of a series published periodically; " she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom"
  37.   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.
  38.   To proceed, as from a source; as, water issues from springs; light issues from the sun.
  39.   In pleading, to come to a point in fact or law, on which the parties join issue.
  40.   the income arising from land or other property; " the average return was about 5%"
  41.   circulate or distribute or equip with; " issue a new uniform to the children"; " supply blankets for the beds"
  42.   The final outcome or result; upshot; conclusion; event; hence, contest; test; trial.
  43.   The act of issuing.
  44.   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.
  45.   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.
  46.   prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; " publish a magazine or newspaper"
  47.   bring out an official document ( such as a warrant)
  48.   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.
  49.   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"
  50.   an opening that permits escape or release; " he blocked the way out"; " the canyon had only one issue"
  51.   That which is issued; an edition; progeny; a matter of discussion; profits; final outcome.
  52.   To extend; to pass or open; as, the path issues into the highway.
  53.   To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions.
  54.   To send out; put in circulation.
  55.   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"
  56.   To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes from a bank.
  57.   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.
  58.   the immediate descendants of a person; " she was the mother of many offspring"; " he died without issue"
  59.   make out and issue; " write out a check"; " cut a ticket"; " Please make the check out to me"

Quotes of issue

  1. I think nowadays economic liberties are an explosive issue – Emma Bonino
  2. The securities laws of the 1930s were so important because it forced companies to file registration statements and issue prospectuses, and it remedied the imbalance of information. – Ron Chernow
  3. The judge gave Michael permission to issue a statement. I think Jackson went way outside the bounds of the judge's intent. It will be interesting to see what the judge does tomorrow in court. – Catherine Crier
  4. It was immediately clear to me that security was a cross -cutting issue so rather than dividing the space up in parallel with each of the other areas, I wanted security cut across the areas in addition to having its own content. – Steve Crocker
  5. The moral issue here is whether the United States Congress is going to stand in the way of science and preclude scientists from doing lifesaving research. – Rosa DeLauro
  6. The gun issue is a big, unresolved issue in this country right now. I think it's out of control. – Nora Dunn
  7. And beyond that, the next issue is how do we guarantee one of these weapons, not necessarily this missile, but nuclear weapons ends up in the hands of Al Qaeda or some other terrorist group. – Lawrence Eagleburger
  8. I believe Aids is the most important issue we face, because how we treat the poor is a reflection of who we are as a people. – Alicia Keys
  9. I think Walking Dead is one of the friendliest new reader type books in that every time a new trade is shipped out, a new issue is shipped out at the same time. – Robert Kirkman
  10. I always enjoyed playing ball, and it didn't matter to me whether I played with white kids or black. I never understood why an issue was made of who I played with, and I never felt comfortable, when I grew up, telling other people how to act. – Willie Mays
  11. So what we have is a president that has brought this issue before the American people. We now understand that we can't wait. We understand every year we wait it gets $600 billion worse. – Ken Mehlman
  12. If you take any world problem, any issue on the planet, the solution to that problem certainly includes education. In education, the roadblock is the laptop. – Nicholas Negroponte
  13. We print 37 million copies, and we found out about the unfortunate news as we were putting the issue to bed. – Olivia Newton-John
  14. As a historical legacy, the Kashmir conflict has been an outstanding issue for more than half a century. – Li Peng
  15. I don't think the current regime of South Korea will deal actively with the issue of North Korean defectors. – Kim Y. Sam

Usage examples for issue

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. They enter the castle with deep wounds, and issue perfectly recovered. ” – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  4. 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
  5. Maybe then we could get out another issue of this old paper. ” – The Secret Pact by Mildred A. Wirt
  6. Behind the establishment are the caverns whence the springs issue – The South of France--East Half by Charles Bertram Black
  7. The issue was exactly the same. ” – Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces by Thomas W. Hanshew
  8. “ " Guard the door of the office and of the issue house. ” – The Captain of the Gray-Horse Troop by Hamlin Garland
  9. Sounds were heard to issue from it. ” – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. “ " 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
  13. Governor Gage would never issue any such order! ” – The Minute Boys of Boston by James Otis
  14. 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
  15. “ 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
  16. Thus we are prepared for the final issue – The Right and Wrong Uses of the Bible by R. Heber Newton
  17. We had not been waiting long before a peculiar noise seemed to issue from the detectaphone. ” – The Dream Doctor by Arthur B. Reeve
  18. He did not shirk the issue – A Son of the Immortals by Louis Tracy
  19. “ That's not the point at issue – The Created Legend by Feodor Sologub
  20. And go not from me, or this adventure will come to miserable issue – The Shaving of Shagpat, Complete by George Meredith

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