[ ish-oo or, esp. British, is-yoo ]
/ ˈɪʃ u or, esp. British, ˈɪs yu /


verb (used with object), is·sued, is·su·ing.

verb (used without object), is·sued, is·su·ing.

Nearby words

  1. issn,
  2. issp,
  3. issuable,
  4. issuance,
  5. issuant,
  6. issue par,
  7. issue price,
  8. issuing house,
  9. issus,
  10. issyk-kul


Origin of issue

1275–1325; (noun) Middle English < Middle French: place or passage out; Old French (e)issue < Vulgar Latin *exūta, noun use of feminine of *exūtus, Latin exitus exit1; (v.) Middle English issuen, derivative of the noun, or < Middle French, Old French (e)issu, past participle of issir to go out (≪ Latin exīre); see exit2

2. copy, edition, printing. 5, 7. crux. 6, 7. problem, question. 11. upshot, conclusion, end. 25. See emerge. 28. flow, emanate, arise, spring. 29. ensue.

25. return.

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British Dictionary definitions for issuer


/ (ˈɪʃuː, ˈɪsjuː) /


verb -sues, -suing or -sued

Derived Formsissueless, adjectiveissuer, noun

Word Origin for issue

C13: from Old French eissue way out, from eissir to go out, from Latin exīre, from ex- 1 + īre to go

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Word Origin and History for issuer
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Medicine definitions for issuer


[ ĭshōō ]


A discharge, as of blood or pus.
A lesion, a wound, or an ulcer that produces a discharge of this sort.

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Idioms and Phrases with issuer


see at issue; take issue with.

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