- 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.
- 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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Examples from the Web for issuer
Contemporary Examples of issuer
Generally, the better the rating, the lower the borrowing cost for the issuer.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: November 9
November 10, 2014
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
September 18, 2012
Historical Examples of issuer
In 1806 he was for one thing, we find, issuer of Marriage Licences at York.Toronto of Old
May the will of the Issuer of Decrees in all things be done!The Ninth Vibration And Other Stories
L. Adams Beck
Its worth in exchange, dependent on public opinion of the stability and honesty of the issuer.The Crown of Wild Olive
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
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
- 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)
Word Origin for issue
c.1300, "exit, a going out, flowing out," from Old French issue "a way out, exit," from fem. past participle of issir "to go out," from Latin exire (cf. Italian uscire, Catalan exir), from ex- "out" (see ex-) + ire "to go," from PIE root *ei- "to go" (see ion). Meaning "discharge of blood or other fluid from the body" is from 1520s; sense of "offspring" is from late 14c. Meaning "outcome of an action" is attested from late 14c., probably from French; legal sense of "point in question at the conclusion of the presentation by both parties in a suit" (early 14c. in Anglo-French) led to transferred sense of "a point to be decided" (1836). Meaning "action of sending into publication or circulation" is from 1833.
c.1300, "to flow out," from issue (n.) or else from Old French issu, past participle of issir; sense of "to send out authoritatively" is from c.1600; that of "to supply (someone with something)" is from 1925. Related: Issued; issuing.
see at issue; take issue with.