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Meaning & Definition of Issue in English

English

Issue

/ɪʃu/

noun

1. An important question that is in dispute and must be settled

  • "The issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone"
  • "Politicians never discuss the real issues"
    synonym:
  • issue

2. One of a series published periodically

  • "She found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room"
    synonym:
  • issue
  • ,
  • number

3. Some situation or event that is thought about

  • "He kept drifting off the topic"
  • "He had been thinking about the subject for several years"
  • "It is a matter for the police"
    synonym:
  • topic
  • ,
  • subject
  • ,
  • issue
  • ,
  • matter

4. The act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity)

  • "A new issue of stamps"
  • "The last issue of penicillin was over a month ago"
    synonym:
  • issue
  • ,
  • issuing
  • ,
  • issuance

5. Supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government

    synonym:
  • issue
  • ,
  • military issue
  • ,
  • government issue

6. The income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

  • "The average return was about 5%"
    synonym:
  • return
  • ,
  • issue
  • ,
  • take
  • ,
  • takings
  • ,
  • proceeds
  • ,
  • yield
  • ,
  • payoff

7. A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

  • "The magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"
  • "His decision had depressing consequences for business"
  • "He acted very wise after the event"
    synonym:
  • consequence
  • ,
  • effect
  • ,
  • outcome
  • ,
  • result
  • ,
  • event
  • ,
  • issue
  • ,
  • upshot

8. The immediate descendants of a person

  • "She was the mother of many offspring"
  • "He died without issue"
    synonym:
  • offspring
  • ,
  • progeny
  • ,
  • issue

9. The becoming visible

  • "Not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"
    synonym:
  • emergence
  • ,
  • egress
  • ,
  • issue

10. An opening that permits escape or release

  • "He blocked the way out"
  • "The canyon had only one issue"
    synonym:
  • exit
  • ,
  • issue
  • ,
  • outlet
  • ,
  • way out

11. The act of issuing printed materials

    synonym:
  • issue
  • ,
  • publication

verb

1. Prepare and issue for public distribution or sale

  • "Publish a magazine or newspaper"
    synonym:
  • publish
  • ,
  • bring out
  • ,
  • put out
  • ,
  • issue
  • ,
  • release

2. Circulate or distribute or equip with

  • "Issue a new uniform to the children"
  • "Supply blankets for the beds"
    synonym:
  • issue
  • ,
  • supply

3. Bring out an official document (such as a warrant)

    synonym:
  • issue

4. Come out of

  • "Water issued from the hole in the wall"
  • "The words seemed to come out by themselves"
    synonym:
  • issue
  • ,
  • emerge
  • ,
  • come out
  • ,
  • come forth
  • ,
  • go forth
  • ,
  • egress

5. Make out and issue

  • "Write out a check"
  • "Cut a ticket"
  • "Please make the check out to me"
    synonym:
  • write out
  • ,
  • issue
  • ,
  • make out
  • ,
  • cut

Examples of using

Thanks for reporting the issue.
Price is not an issue.
This issue should be voted on.