- 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.
OTHER WORDS FOR issue
Idioms about 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
How to use issue in a sentence
This is a civil rights issue that should not have any geographic boundaries.National Ban on School Use of Seclusion and Restraint of Students Introduced in Congress|by Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica and Jennifer Smith Richards, Chicago Tribune|November 19, 2020|ProPublica
The issue has gained added urgency due to rising tensions between the two countries and following this year’s high-profile accounting scandal at Luckin Coffee Inc.The U.S. is pushing ahead with its threat to delist Chinese companies|Claire Zillman, reporter|November 18, 2020|Fortune
We always thought it was more about geography, and an issue of sampling rather than weighting.For pollsters, it’s back to the drawing board after yet another miss in the 2020 election|reymashayekhi|November 17, 2020|Fortune
The debate over AI’s role in law goes into more fundamental issues of justice.
It also suggests that flexibility at work is not just a women’s issue.Zurich added 6 words to job listings and saw women’s share of applications—and hires—jump|Claire Zillman, reporter|November 17, 2020|Fortune
Generally, the better the rating, the lower the borrowing cost for the issuer.
I hate issuing predictions because they very often embarrass the issuer after the fact.Emmys Drama Race: ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ and More|Jace Lacob|September 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
By the second process, it is made to the advantage of the issuer of the notes to hasten their withdrawal himself.
It can be viewed now only in the light of its present usefulness, and as an issuer of money it is of no use whatever.Honest Money|Arthur Isaac Fonda
The return of the notes to the issuer seems not to be impeded by the inconvenience or expensiveness of the process.
Paper money differs from bank-notes in that it does not depend for its redemption on the credit of the issuer.The Principles of Economics|Frank A. Fetter
Its worth in exchange, dependent on public opinion of the stability and honesty of the issuer.The Crown of Wild Olive|John Ruskin
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
- 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
Other Idioms and Phrases with issue
see at issue; take issue with.