Definitions for: Issue

[n] the provision of something by issuing it (usually in quantity); "a new issue of stamps"; "the last issue of penicillin was over a month ago"
[n] the act of issuing printed materials
[n] an opening that permits escape or release; "he blocked the way out"; "the canyon had only one issue"
[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] one of a series published periodically; "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom"
[n] the becoming visible; "not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"
[n] the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"
[n] 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"
[n] the income arising from land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
[n] supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government
[v] come out of; "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The words seemed to come out by themselves"
[v] prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a magazine or newspaper"
[v] bring out an official document (such as a warrant)
[v] make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me"
[v] circulate or distribute; "issue a new uniform to the children"

Webster (1913) Definition: Is"sue, n. [OF. issue, eissue, F. issue, fr. OF. issir,
eissir, to go out, L. exire; ex out of, from + ire to go,
akin to Gr. 'ie`nai, Skr. i, Goth. iddja went, used as
prefect of gaggan to go. Cf. Ambition, Count a nobleman,
Commence, Errant, Exit, Eyre, Initial, Yede
1. The act of passing or flowing out; a moving out from any
inclosed place; egress; as, the issue of water from a
pipe, of blood from a wound, of air from a bellows, of
people from a house.

2. The act of sending out, or causing to go forth; delivery;
issuance; as, the issue of an order from a commanding
officer; the issue of money from a treasury.

3. That which passes, flows, or is sent out; the whole
quantity sent forth or emitted at one time; as, an issue
of bank notes; the daily issue of a newspaper.

4. Progeny; a child or children; offspring. In law,
sometimes, in a general sense, all persons descended from
a common ancestor; all lineal descendants.

If the king Should without issue die. --Shak.

5. Produce of the earth, or profits of land, tenements, or
other property; as, A conveyed to B all his right for a
term of years, with all the issues, rents, and profits.

6. A discharge of flux, as of blood. --Matt. ix. 20.

7. (Med.) An artificial ulcer, usually made in the fleshy
part of the arm or leg, to produce the secretion and
discharge of pus for the relief of some affected part.

8. The final outcome or result; upshot; conclusion; event;
hence, contest; test; trial.

Come forth to view The issue of the exploit. --Shak.

While it is hot, I 'll put it to the issue. --Shak.

9. A point in debate or controversy on which the parties take
affirmative and negative positions; a presentation of
alternatives between which to choose or decide.

10. (Law) In pleading, a single material point of law or fact
depending in the suit, which, being affirmed on the one
side and denied on the other, is presented for
determination. See General issue, under General, and
Feigned issue, under Feigned. --Blount. Cowell.

At issue, in controversy; disputed; opposing or contesting;
hence, at variance; disagreeing; inconsistent.

As much at issue with the summer day As if you
brought a candle out of doors. --Mrs.

Bank of issue, Collateral issue, etc. See under Bank,
Collateral, etc.

Issue pea, a pea, or a similar round body, used to maintain
irritation in a wound, and promote the secretion and
discharge of pus.

To join, or take, issue, to take opposing sides in a
matter in controversy.

Is"sue, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Issued; p. pr. & vb. n.

1. To pass or flow out; to run out, as from any inclosed

From it issued forced drops of blood. --Shak.

2. To go out; to rush out; to sally forth; as, troops issued
from the town, and attacked the besiegers.

3. To proceed, as from a source; as, water issues from
springs; light issues from the sun.

4. To proceed, as progeny; to be derived; to be descended; to

Of thy sons that shall issue from thee. --2 Kings
xx. 18.

5. To extend; to pass or open; as, the path issues into the

6. To be produced as an effect or result; to grow or accrue;
to arise; to proceed; as, rents and profits issuing from
land, tenements, or a capital stock.

7. To close; to end; to terminate; to turn out; as, we know
not how the cause will issue.

8. (Law) In pleading, to come to a point in fact or law, on
which the parties join issue.

Is"sue, v. t.
1. To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes
from a bank.

2. To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions.

3. To send out officially; to deliver by authority; as, to
issue an order; to issue a writ.

Synonyms: bring out, come forth, come out, consequence, cut, effect, egress, egress, emerge, emergence, event, exit, go forth, government issue, issuance, issuing, make out, matter, military issue, number, offspring, outcome, outlet, payoff, proceeds, progeny, publication, publish, put out, release, result, return, subject, supply, take, takings, topic, upshot, way out, write out, yield

Antonyms: recall

See Also: aftereffect, aftermath, air, all out, area, baby, backwash, bare, bastard, beginning, branch, brisance, butterfly effect, by-blow, byproduct, by-product, change, check, child, coattails, coattails effect, cognitive content, communicate, content, Coriolis effect, debouch, dent, dissilience, distribute, economic rent, edition, eldest, eruption, escape, fall, firstborn, free, grandchild, harvest, heir, illegitimate, illegitimate child, impact, income, influence, intercommunicate, kid, knock-on effect, leak, love child, materialisation, materialization, mental object, offset, offshoot, offspring, opening, outfall, outgrowth, periodical, phenomenon, placebo effect, pop out, position effect, printing, product, provision, provisions, publicise, publicize, quodlibet, radiate, relation, relative, release, rent, repercussion, res adjudicata, res judicata, response, reverberation, serial, serial publication, series, side effect, spillover, stock issue, stores, successor, supplies, supply, supplying, unblock, unfreeze, wake, whoreson, write

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