- 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
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OTHER WORDS FROM issue
Example sentences from the Web for issue
As I fought, I noted some camera issues which made me disoriented in corners.‘Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity’: A semi-satisfying new piece of the ‘Zelda’ universe|Harold Goldberg|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
A video montage highlighted various issues — the coronavirus pandemic, a mental health crisis and protests against inequality — as Balvin stood underneath a massive sculpture of praying hands.Latin Grammys 2020: 5 things you missed, from Bad Bunny’s performance to Pitbull honoring front-line workers|Bethonie Butler|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
He feels his issues are understandable and that society has the problem, not him.Carolyn Hax: Cellphones push his buttons, and he pushes back|Carolyn Hax|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
“What’s left is probably a lot smaller than some of the plaintiffs’ attorneys had hoped for, and carries with it other potential issues,” Mason said in an interview.Boy Scouts must settle 95,000 abuse claims by next summer — or risk running out of cash|Samantha Schmidt|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Through articles known as editorials, this team shares opinions on major issues of public importance.Bogus crowd photos at 'Million MAGA March’ and other news literacy lessons|Valerie Strauss|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
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|Chloé Valdary|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The state is now issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
At the time, Facebook apologized for issuing a block to the page.
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|Nina Strochlic|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Bush team has spent more taxpayer money on issuing and enforcing regulations than any previous administration in U.S. history.
It is not difficult to see what the motive and object of that Ministry: were in issuing the orders of Council.The Life Of Thomas Paine, Vol. II. (of II)|Moncure Daniel Conway
In reality there was nothing novel about the issuing of such an order in the Philippines.The Philippines Past and Present (Volume 2 of 2)|Dean Conant Worcester
They were detected in stealing a large quantity of provisions at the time of issuing them.A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay|Watkin Tench
“No more talking; breakfast at once,” cried Brazier, issuing from the cabin.Rob Harlow's Adventures|George Manville Fenn
Coupons and drawn bonds are payable in sterling at the countinghouse of the issuing firm.International Finance|Hartley Withers
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.