Origin of problem
Examples from the Web for problem
Every once in a while, they act swiftly and acknowledge the problem.
Part of the problem is the mandate of the war and the means with which the U.S. is fighting it do not match up.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The third problem is the evidence of corroborating witnesses.Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But this physical involvement, or lack of it, is only part of the problem.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Anyone who tries to draw attention to threats instead of quietly burying them is worsening the problem.Cover-Ups and Concern Trolls: Actually, It's About Ethics in Suicide Journalism|Arthur Chu|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It must be acknowledged, however, that the problem which faced this General was one of great difficulty.The Great Boer War|Arthur Conan Doyle
Adams left the problem as he found it, and came north to stumble over others, less picturesque but nearer.The Education of Henry Adams|Henry Adams
Indeed, in almost every case that required a thorough comprehension of the Mexican problem, he blundered.The War With Mexico, Volume I (of 2)|Justin H. Smith
But on the other side the complete solution of this problem leads either to Spinozistic or to Leibnitzian dogmatism.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography.|Solomon Maimon
Over this problem both ranchman and soldier, Arnold and Stout, looked grave indeed.An Apache Princess|Charles King
British Dictionary definitions for problem
- any thing, matter, person, etc, that is difficult to deal with, solve, or overcome
- (as modifier)a problem child
Word Origin for problem
Word Origin and History for problem
late 14c., "a difficult question proposed for solution," from Old French problème (14c.) and directly from Latin problema, from Greek problema "a task, that which is proposed, a question;" also "anything projecting, headland, promontory; fence, barrier;" also "a problem in geometry," literally "thing put forward," from proballein "propose," from pro "forward" (see pro-) + ballein "to throw" (see ballistics).
Meaning "a difficulty" is mid-15c. Mathematical sense is from 1560s in English. Problem child first recorded 1920. Phrase _______ problem in reference to a persistent and seemingly insoluble difficulty is attested at least from 1882, in Jewish problem. Response no problem "that is acceptable; that can be done without difficulty" is recorded from 1968.
Idioms and Phrases with problem
see no problem.