- 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.
SYNONYMS FOR issue
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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.
Origin of issue
OTHER WORDS FROM issue
Example sentences from the Web for issue
Mask-wearing has remained a hot-button political issue even as more states, including those with Republican governors who long resisted such measures, are adopting mask mandates as case numbers rise across the United States.Inconclusive results, missing data: Experts push back on a study questioning the efficacy of masks|Meryl Kornfield|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Most Democrats ignored the topic and used their time to highlight other pandemic issues, including Americans’ willingness to accept a future vaccine and small gatherings driving the spread of the virus.Senate holds hearing on hydroxychloroquine, despite no evidence it works against covid-19|Marisa Iati|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Michael Mullen, senior vice president for Kraft Heinz, said in a written statement that the company’s suppliers are audited by a third party and that the audits have not identified “any issues.”Apple is lobbying against a bill aimed at stopping forced labor in China|Reed Albergotti|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Some NFL players have worn face shields that attach to their helmets, which satisfies the NFL requirement for mask use during practice, but others don’t like the shields because they create breathing issues.Pennsylvania says all athletes must wear masks while playing. The Steelers say they’re exempt.|Matt Bonesteel|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
This week brought another round of issues, most notably defensive tackle Jowon Briggs entering the transfer portal after starting every game this season.Virginia football down another starter as it seeks to climb back to .500|Gene Wang|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
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|Jay Michaelson|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For now, the Egyptian government has issued a statement saying that Clooney is free to enter Egypt “whenever she wants.”
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|Molly Hannon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Quickly following this the King issued in 1632 another proclamation regulating the retailing of tobacco.
A proclamation was issued by government to establish a manufactory for white paper in England.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
I issued a censure, and ordered that no one should agree to their conclusions, and that the Dominicans should not hold them.
Nevertheless, when once issued, they made unnecessary any resort to additional Bank of England notes.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
The Spanish authorities issued a decree regulating the price of meat and other commodities.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
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.