- 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
Synonyms for issue
Antonyms for issue
Related Words for issuingpromulgate, deliver, send, publish, release, announce, declare, circulate, consign, emit, dispense, dispatch, air, broadcast, allot, transmit, assign, vent, originate, proceed
Examples from the Web for issuing
Contemporary Examples of issuing
The Louisiana university has turned into a nanny state, issuing a campus smoking ban of dubious legality.The University Of New Orleans’ Cigarette Ban Is Total BS
October 21, 2014
The state is now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.The State Where the Right Won the Culture War
October 10, 2014
At the time, Facebook apologized for issuing a block to the page.ReaganBook Is the Latest Conservative #Fail
July 31, 2014
The extremely zealous President Kevin Baugh has been issuing war bonds to raise funds in case fighting becomes necessary.So You Want to Rule a Kingdom? A Wacky History of One-Man Nations
July 17, 2014
The Bush team has spent more taxpayer money on issuing and enforcing regulations than any previous administration in U.S. history.Libertarianism 3.0: Koch And A Smile
May 30, 2014
Historical Examples of issuing
From his dress, and the commands he appeared to be issuing, Robert judged that it was the mate.Brave and Bold
She whirled with the evident intention of issuing her commands direct.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
No; they came from my lips, issuing from the bottom of my heart like a prayer for mercy.A Comedy of Marriage and Other Tales
Guy De Maupassant
He was aiming at the glowing crack where the green light was issuing.Two Thousand Miles Below
Charles Willard Diffin
Telescope in hand on the quarter-deck, Don Miguel was issuing his orders.Captain Blood
- 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.