UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɪʃuː/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɪʃu/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(isho̅o̅ or, esp. Brit., isyo̅o̅)

Inflections of 'issue' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
is•sue /ˈɪʃu/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  -sued, -su•ing. 
n. [countable]
  1. the act of sending out or putting forth;
  2. a series of things or one of a series of things printed, published, or given out at one time:a new bond issue; a magazine issue.
  3. a point in question or a matter that is in dispute or may be argued about because of its importance:His age isn't the issue.
  4. a point at which a matter is ready for decision:to bring a case to an issue.
  5. [uncountable;  used with a singular or plural verb] offspring;
    child or children.

  1. to publish, mint, deliver for use, sale, etc.;
    put into circulation:[+ object]The magazine was first issued in the early seventies.
  2. to distribute (food, clothing, supplies, etc.) officially, as to military personnel or students:[+ object]Each soldier was issued a bedroll.
  3. to send out;
    release, as a statement:[+ object]to issue a denial of the charges.
  4. to (cause to) go, pass, be sent out, or flow out;
    (cause to) emerge: [no object]to issue forth to battle.[+ object]The nuclear power plant issued contaminated water into the river.
  1. Idiomsat issue, being argued about and not yet decided:At issue were salary increases, work hours, and benefits.
  2. Idioms, Lawmake an issue, [+ over/of/about + object] to cause a disagreement about;
    make a fuss over:Don't make such an issue of that report.
  3. Idiomstake issue, [+ with + object] to disagree;
    dispute:He took issue with those who disagreed with him.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
is•sue  (isho̅o̅ or, esp. Brit., isyo̅o̅),USA pronunciation n., v.,  -sued, -su•ing. 
  1. the act of sending out or putting forth;
    distribution:the issue of food and blankets to flood victims.
  2. something that is printed or published and distributed, esp. a given number of a periodical:Have you seen the latest issue of the magazine?
  3. something that is sent out or put forth in any form.
  4. Stampsa quantity of something that is officially offered for sale or put into circulation at one time:a new issue of commemorative stamps; a new bond issue.
  5. a point in question or a matter that is in dispute, as between contending parties in an action at law.
  6. a point, matter, or dispute, the decision of which is of special or public importance:the political issues.
  7. a point the decision of which determines a matter:The real issue in the strike was the right to bargain collectively.
  8. a point at which a matter is ready for decision:to bring a case to an issue.
  9. something proceeding from any source, as a product, effect, result, or consequence:His words were the issue of an intelligent man.
  10. the ultimate result, event, or outcome of a proceeding, affair, etc.:the issue of a contest.
  11. a distribution of food rations, clothing, equipment, or ammunition to a number of officers or enlisted soldiers, or to a military unit.
  12. offspring;
    progeny:to die without issue.
  13. a going, coming, passing, or flowing out:free issue and entry.
  14. a place or means of egress;
    outlet or exit.
  15. something that comes out, as an outflowing stream.
  16. Pathology
    • a discharge of blood, pus, or the like.
    • an incision, ulcer, or the like, emitting such a discharge.
  17. Lawissues, [Eng. Law.]the profits from land or other property.
  18. the printing of copies of a work from the original setting of type with some slight changes:the third issue of the poem.
  19. [Obs.]a proceeding or action.
  20. Idiomsat issue: 
    • being disputed or under discussion.
    • being at opposite viewpoints;
      in disagreement:Medical experts are still at issue over the proper use of tranquilizers.
  21. Idioms, Lawjoin issue: 
    • to enter into controversy or take exception to.
    • to submit an issue jointly for legal decision.
  22. Idiomstake issue, to disagree;
    dispute:He took issue with me on my proposal for a new advertising campaign.

  1. to put out;
    deliver for use, sale, etc.;
    put into circulation.
  2. to mint, print, or publish for sale or distribution:to issue a new coin; to issue a new book.
  3. to distribute (food, clothing, etc.) to one or more officers or enlisted soldiers or to a military unit.
  4. to send out;

  1. to go, pass, or flow out;
    come forth;
    emerge:to issue forth to battle.
  2. to be sent, put forth, or distributed authoritatively or publicly, as a legal writ or money.
  3. to be published, as a book.
  4. to originate or proceed from any source.
  5. to arise as a result or consequence;
    result:a reaction that issues from the stimulus.
  6. [Chiefly Law.]to proceed as offspring, or be born or descended.
  7. [Chiefly Law.]to come as a yield or profit, as from land.
  8. [Archaic.]to have the specified outcome, result, etc. (often fol. by in).
  9. [Obs.]to end;
issue•less, adj. 
issu•er, n. 
  • Middle French, Old French (e)issu, past participle of issir to go out ( Latin exīre); see exit
  • Vulgar Latin *exūta, noun, nominal use of feminine of *exūtus, Latin exitus exit; (verb, verbal) Middle English issuen, derivative of the noun, nominal, or
  • Middle French: place or passage out; Old French (e)issue
  • (noun, nominal) Middle English 1275–1325
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged copy, edition, printing.
    • 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged -7. crux.
    • 6, 7.See corresponding entry in Unabridged problem, question.
    • 10.See corresponding entry in Unabridged upshot, conclusion, end.
    • 27.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  emerge. 
    • 30.See corresponding entry in Unabridged flow, emanate, arise, spring.
    • 31.See corresponding entry in Unabridged ensue.
    • 27.See corresponding entry in Unabridged return.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
issue /ˈɪʃuː; ˈɪsjuː/ n
  1. the act of sending or giving out something; supply; delivery
  2. something issued; an edition of stamps, a magazine, etc
  3. the number of identical items, such as banknotes or shares in a company, that become available at a particular time
  4. the act of emerging; outflow; discharge
  5. something flowing out, such as a river
  6. a place of outflow; outlet
  7. the descendants of a person; offspring; progeny
  8. a topic of interest or discussion
  9. an important subject requiring a decision
  10. an outcome or consequence; result
  11. a suppurating sore
  12. discharge from a wound
  13. the matter remaining in dispute between the parties to an action after the pleadings
  14. the yield from or profits arising out of land or other property
  15. the allocation of items of government stores, such as food, clothing, and ammunition
  16. the system for recording current loans
  17. the number of books loaned in a specified period
  18. obsolete an act, deed, or proceeding
  19. at issueunder discussion
  20. in disagreement
  21. force the issueto compel decision on some matter
  22. join issueto join in controversy
  23. to submit an issue for adjudication
  24. take issueto disagree
vb ( -sues, -suing, -sued)
  1. to come forth or emerge or cause to come forth or emerge
  2. to publish or deliver (a newspaper, magazine, etc)
  3. (transitive) to make known or announce
  4. (intransitive) to originate or proceed
  5. (intransitive) to be a consequence; result
  6. (intransitive) followed by in: to end or terminate
  7. (transitive) to give out or allocate (equipment, a certificate, etc) officially to someone
  8. (followed by with) to supply officially (with)
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French eissue way out, from eissir to go out, from Latin exīre, from ex-1 + īre to go

ˈissueless adj ˈissuer n
'issue' also found in these entries:
Collocations: issue a [statement, warning, complaint, citation], [social, economic, political, strategic] issues, issued a [report, warrant, passport], more...

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