- 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
SYNONYMS FOR issue
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OTHER WORDS FROM issue
Example sentences from the Web for issue
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
Its worth in exchange, dependent on public opinion of the stability and honesty of the issuer.The Crown of Wild Olive|John Ruskin
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.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
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
May the will of the Issuer of Decrees in all things be done!The Ninth Vibration And Other Stories|L. Adams Beck
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.