- the act of sending out or putting forth; promulgation; distribution: the issue of food and blankets to flood victims.
- something that is printed or published and distributed, especially a given number of a periodical: Have you seen the latest issue of the magazine?
- something that is sent out or put forth in any form.
- a quantity of something that is officially offered for sale or put into circulation at one time: a new issue of commemorative stamps; a new bond issue.
- a point in question or a matter that is in dispute, as between contending parties in an action at law.
- a point, matter, or dispute, the decision of which is of special or public importance: the political issues.
- a point, the decision of which determines a matter: The real issue in the strike was the right to bargain collectively.
- a point at which a matter is ready for decision: to bring a case to an issue.
- something proceeding from any source, as a product, effect, result, or consequence: His words were the issue of an intelligent man.
- Often issues.
- a personal or emotional problem: I had issues that prevented me from doing well in school.
- any problem or difficulty: Sorry I'm late—I had an issue with parking.
- the ultimate result, event, or outcome of a proceeding, affair, etc.: the issue of a contest.
- a distribution of food rations, clothing, equipment, or ammunition to a number of officers or enlisted soldiers, or to a military unit.
- offspring; progeny: to die without issue.
- a going, coming, passing, or flowing out: free issue and entry.
- a place or means of egress; outlet or exit.
- something that comes out, as an outflowing stream.
- a discharge of blood, pus, or the like.
- an incision, ulcer, or the like, emitting such a discharge.
- issues, English Law. the profits from land or other property.
- the printing of copies of a work from the original setting of type with some slight changes: the third issue of the poem.
- Obsolete. a proceeding or action.
- to put out; deliver for use, sale, etc.; put into circulation.
- to mint, print, or publish for sale or distribution: to issue a new coin; to issue a reprint of a book.
- to distribute (food, clothing, etc.) to one or more officers or enlisted soldiers or to a military unit.
- to send out; discharge; emit.
- to go, pass, or flow out; come forth; emerge: to issue forth to battle.
- to be sent, put forth, or distributed authoritatively or publicly, as a legal writ or money.
- to be published, as a book.
- to originate or proceed from any source.
- to arise as a result or consequence; result: a reaction that issues from the stimulus.
- Chiefly Law. to proceed as offspring, or be born or descended.
- Chiefly Law. to come as a yield or profit, as from land.
- Archaic. to have the specified outcome, result, etc. (often followed by in).
- Obsolete. to end; terminate.
- at issue,
- being disputed or under discussion.
- being at opposite viewpoints; in disagreement: Medical experts are still at issue over the proper use of tranquilizers.
- join issue,
- to enter into controversy or take exception to.
- to submit an issue jointly for legal decision.
- take issue, to disagree; dispute: He took issue with me on my proposal for a new advertising campaign.
Origin of issue
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Examples from the Web for issued
So, in an unusual order (PDF) issued on New Years Day, District Judge Robert Hinkle clarified the issue.The Back Alley, Low Blow-Ridden Fight to Stop Gay Marriage in Florida Is Finally Over
January 5, 2015
For now, the Egyptian government has issued a statement saying that Clooney is free to enter Egypt “whenever she wants.”Amal Clooney vs. Egypt’s Courts
January 4, 2015
Meanwhile, the Anti-Defamation League issued a statement deploring the state GOP for its failure to censure Duke.
Farrell issued a ticket to an 18-year-old shipyard worker for speeding and an improper exhaust mechanism, according to the TP.
The Butterbrief, issued by Pope Innocent VIII, was a turning point for the then bland Stollen, which gradually became sweeter.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts
December 24, 2014
These books are issued to the hands employed by the firm free.The Story of the Invention of Steel Pens
January, 1874, Mr. Gladstone issued a manifesto dissolving Parliament.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
Thence they issued into that so lately occupied by the Frankses.Weighed and Wanting
The first number of which will be issued under date of April 2.
So they all four issued from the cottage, chatting together like old friends.The Miraculous Pitcher
- the act of sending or giving out something; supply; delivery
- something issued; an edition of stamps, a magazine, etc
- the number of identical items, such as banknotes or shares in a company, that become available at a particular time
- the act of emerging; outflow; discharge
- something flowing out, such as a river
- a place of outflow; outlet
- the descendants of a person; offspring; progeny
- a topic of interest or discussion
- an important subject requiring a decision
- an outcome or consequence; result
- a suppurating sore
- discharge from a wound
- law the matter remaining in dispute between the parties to an action after the pleadings
- the yield from or profits arising out of land or other property
- military the allocation of items of government stores, such as food, clothing, and ammunition
- library science
- the system for recording current loans
- the number of books loaned in a specified period
- obsolete an act, deed, or proceeding
- at issue
- under discussion
- in disagreement
- force the issue to compel decision on some matter
- join issue
- to join in controversy
- to submit an issue for adjudication
- take issue to disagree
- to come forth or emerge or cause to come forth or emerge
- to publish or deliver (a newspaper, magazine, etc)
- (tr) to make known or announce
- (intr) to originate or proceed
- (intr) to be a consequence; result
- (intr foll by in) to end or terminate
- to give out or allocate (equipment, a certificate, etc) officially to someone
- (foll by with)to supply officially (with)
Word Origin and History for issued
c.1300, "exit, a going out, flowing out," from Old French issue "a way out, exit," from fem. past participle of issir "to go out," from Latin exire (cf. Italian uscire, Catalan exir), from ex- "out" (see ex-) + ire "to go," from PIE root *ei- "to go" (see ion). Meaning "discharge of blood or other fluid from the body" is from 1520s; sense of "offspring" is from late 14c. Meaning "outcome of an action" is attested from late 14c., probably from French; legal sense of "point in question at the conclusion of the presentation by both parties in a suit" (early 14c. in Anglo-French) led to transferred sense of "a point to be decided" (1836). Meaning "action of sending into publication or circulation" is from 1833.
c.1300, "to flow out," from issue (n.) or else from Old French issu, past participle of issir; sense of "to send out authoritatively" is from c.1600; that of "to supply (someone with something)" is from 1925. Related: Issued; issuing.
- A discharge, as of blood or pus.
- A lesion, a wound, or an ulcer that produces a discharge of this sort.