- 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.
OTHER WORDS FOR issue
OPPOSITES FOR issue
Idioms about 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
How to use issue in a sentence
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
“Management” in this situation means issuing permits for trophy grizzly hunts.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear|Doug Peacock|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With regards to Patterson, the cops ended up issuing him four citations, two per eaglet.He Faces Jail for Rescuing Baby Eagles|Michael Daly|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.The State Where the Right Won the Culture War|Michael Tomasky|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the time, Facebook apologized for issuing a block to the page.ReaganBook Is the Latest Conservative #Fail|Gideon Resnick|July 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was accustomed, at his return, or issuing from his gates, to be hailed and lackied by the acclamations of the populace.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Before issuing the order the Board consented to hear any representations which the railways desired to make.
Of late years private corporations have been issuing a kind of stock, called preferred, that must be explained.
The other figures explain themselves by the aid of the labels issuing from their mouths.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
The premium usually must be paid at the time of issuing the policy, unless a different agreement is made concerning it.
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
- 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
Other Idioms and Phrases with issue
see at issue; take issue with.