- 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.
SYNONYMS FOR issue
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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
OTHER WORDS FROM issue
Example sentences from the Web for issue
He doesn’t like wearing masks, so he doesn’t, ceding leadership on the issue to Biden.In 160 words, Trump reveals how little he cares about the pandemic|Philip Bump|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
There are a few issues that steel cables have that make rope a better, easier, and more dependable option.
If there are issues found, the software recommends corrective action.Perigee infrastructure security solution from former NSA employee moves into public beta|Ron Miller|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
The past year alone has seen a wave of titles dealing with such issues, from HBO’s Watchmen series to Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods.‘Antebellum’ tackles the past head on in an effort to ‘move forward’|radmarya|September 17, 2020|Fortune
This story appeared in the Summer 2020, Play issue of Popular Science.
He captures all the different issues a president deals with and moves from one to the next.
However, legal issues are only one of the things standing between an ex-prisoner and a job.
Identity issues seem to have dogged Otis since his troubles began.
If we want to prevent others from your fate, we need to stop being so passive on these issues.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But many I spoke to felt that even when the police were making arrests, they were frequently focused on the wrong issues.
Will the new issues promptly retire when their special task is over?
The issues of the day before yesterday's battle seem certainly to have hung on a hair.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Of course, the Darlehnskassen issues would follow the value set by the notes of the Reichsbank.
It was an error not to separate borrowing entirely from monetary issues.
Out of the devil's mouth issues a label with the words, "Make room for Sir Robert."
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.