[ ish-oo or, especially British, is-yoo ]
/ ˈɪʃ u or, especially British, ˈɪs yu /
See synonyms for: issue / issued / issues / issuing on


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

Origin of issue

First recorded in 1275–1325; (noun) Middle English, from Middle French: “place or passage out”; Old French (e)issue, from unattested Vulgar Latin exūta, noun use of feminine of unattested exūtus, Latin exitus “act or means of going out”; (verb) Middle English issuen, derivative of the noun, or from Middle French, Old French (e)issu, past participle of issir “to go out” (ultimately derived from Latin exīre ); see exit1, exit2

synonym study for issue

25. See emerge.

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British Dictionary definitions for issue

/ (ˈɪʃuː, ˈɪsjuː) /


verb -sues, -suing or -sued

Derived forms of issue

issueless, 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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Medical definitions for issue

[ 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 issue


see at issue; take issue with.

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