- 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.
- a discharge of blood, pus, or the like.
- an incision, ulcer, or the like, emitting such a discharge.
verb (used with object), is·sued, is·su·ing.
verb (used without object), is·sued, is·su·ing.
- being disputed or under discussion.
- being at opposite viewpoints; in disagreement: Medical experts are still at issue over the proper use of tranquilizers.
- to enter into controversy or take exception to.
- to submit an issue jointly for legal decision.
Origin of issue
SYNONYMS FOR issue
Examples from the Web for issue
But the tide was turning on this issue, an email from another constituent made clear.
Like many Americans—but few Republican presidential candidates—the former Florida governor has evolved on the issue.
In this cockamamie get-rich scheme, would they all issue an apology if he cut a check?
Judge Hinkle said “the Constitution requires the Clerk to issue such licenses.”
So, in an unusual order (PDF) issued on New Years Day, District Judge Robert Hinkle clarified the issue.
During the siege, the prophet was more than once anxiously consulted by the king as to the issue of the crisis.
Let Mr. Morse immediately take the house and issue invitations for a great ball to celebrate Miss Juanita's engagement.The City in the Clouds|C. Ranger Gull
The ground for refusing to permit him to continue his address was stated to be irrelevancy to the question at issue.The Awakening|Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
The fight grew more fierce, and for a long time the issue remained doubtful.The History of England|T.F. Tout
At 15.20 I re-entered the Issue Department and went through the motions of taking up the gloves.
British Dictionary definitions for issue
- a suppurating sore
- discharge from a wound
- the system for recording current loans
- the number of books loaned in a specified period
- under discussion
- in disagreement
- to join in controversy
- to submit an issue for adjudication
verb -sues, -suing or -sued
- to give out or allocate (equipment, a certificate, etc) officially to someone
- (foll by with) to supply officially (with)
Derived Formsissueless, adjectiveissuer, noun
Word Origin for issue
Medicine definitions for issue
Idioms and Phrases with issue
see at issue; take issue with.