- 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.
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Idioms for issue
- 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.
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Example sentences from the Web for issue
He was more explicit about this disparagement during an event in Pennsylvania earlier this year, when he charged that Biden “has got some big issues” because the former vice president is so often seen wearing a mask.In 160 words, Trump reveals how little he cares about the pandemic|Philip Bump|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
They want to pass good legislation, because it’s not just a political-messaging issue.Why House Democrats have good reason to be anxious about no coronavirus relief deal|Amber Phillips|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
Among them, 61 percent said voter fraud is a major problem with voting by mail, with only 1 percent saying it’s not an issue at all.Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine; Biden says Americans shouldn’t trust Trump|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
If you run into any issues at the polls during early voting or on Election Day, ask a poll worker for help.ProPublica’s Pandemic Guide to Making Sure Your Vote Counts|by Susie Armitage|September 16, 2020|ProPublica
This tactic is now becoming more overt, and it is spreading to other issues.Trump’s increasingly overt effort to pretend Biden is actually president|Aaron Blake|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
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 forms of issueissueless, adjectiveissuer, noun
Word Origin for issue
Medical definitions for issue
Idioms and Phrases with issue
see at issue; take issue with.