- 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.
Origin of issue
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Example sentences 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|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
His edition of Petronius was first issued in 1629 and re-issued in 1643 with a copper plate of the Editor.The Satyricon, Complete|Petronius Arbiter
This is one of the manliest epistles that ever issued from his pen.
They were printed on a yellow-tinted paper, and when issued were accompanied by a small book of rules for their use in divining.Prophetical, Educational and Playing Cards|Mrs. John King Van Rensselaer
Despite our numerical inferiority, he issued the orders to pounce down upon the Franks from the crest of our elevated position.The Casque's Lark|Eugne Sue
A one-volume edition, containing the principal essays, is issued by several publishers.Modern English Books of Power|George Hamlin Fitch
British Dictionary definitions for issued
- 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 issued
Idioms and Phrases with issued
see at issue; take issue with.