[ree-ish-oo or, esp. British, -is-yoo]


something that is issued again, as a book or a motion picture.
an official reprinting of a postage stamp after the original printing has been stopped.

verb (used with object), re·is·sued, re·is·su·ing.

to issue again.

verb (used without object), re·is·sued, re·is·su·ing.

to come forth or flow out again.

Origin of reissue

First recorded in 1610–20; re- + issue
Related formsre·is·su·a·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for reissued

Contemporary Examples of reissued

  • The book was reprinted in 1988 with an updated foreward by Manchester, and this fall that edition was reissued in paperback.

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    November 21, 2013

  • Speedboat and Pitch Dark have recently been reissued in handsome editions by the New York Review of Books.

Historical Examples of reissued

British Dictionary definitions for reissued


verb (tr)

to issue (a recording, book, etc) again


something, esp a recording or book, which has been issued again
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Word Origin and History for reissued



1610s, from re- "back, again" + issue (v.). Related: Reissued; reissuing. The noun is attested from 1805.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper