- 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
Examples from the Web for 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|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 issuing
- 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 Formsissueless, adjectiveissuer, noun
Word Origin for issue
Medicine definitions for issuing
Idioms and Phrases with issuing
see at issue; take issue with.