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issue - Dictionary definition and meaning for word issue

Definition
(noun) an important question that is in dispute and must be settled
Example Sentence
  • the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone
  • politicians never discuss the real issues

Definition
(noun) one of a series published periodically
Synonyms : number
Example Sentence
  • she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room

Definition
(noun) some situation or event that is thought about
Synonyms : matter , subject , topic
Example Sentence
  • he kept drifting off the topic
  • he had been thinking about the subject for several years
  • it is a matter for the police

Definition
(noun) the act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity)
Synonyms : issuance , issuing
Example Sentence
  • a new issue of stamps
  • the last issue of penicillin was over a month ago

Definition
(noun) supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government
Definition
(noun) the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
Synonyms : payoff , proceeds , return , take , takings , yield
Example Sentence
  • the average return was about 5%

Definition
(noun) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
Synonyms : consequence , effect , event , outcome , result , upshot
Example Sentence
  • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
  • his decision had depressing consequences for business
  • he acted very wise after the event

Definition
(noun) the immediate descendants of a person
Synonyms : offspring , progeny
Example Sentence
  • she was the mother of many offspring
  • he died without issue

Definition
(noun) the becoming visible
Synonyms : egress , emergence
Example Sentence
  • not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins

Definition
(noun) an opening that permits escape or release
Synonyms : exit , outlet , way out
Example Sentence
  • he blocked the way out
  • the canyon had only one issue

Definition
(noun) the act of issuing printed materials
Synonyms : publication

Definition
(verb) prepare and issue for public distribution or sale
Synonyms : bring out , publish , put out , release
Example Sentence
  • publish a magazine or newspaper

Definition
(verb) circulate or distribute or equip with
Synonyms : supply
Example Sentence
  • issue a new uniform to the children
  • supply blankets for the beds

Definition
(verb) bring out an official document (such as a warrant)
Definition
(verb) come out of
Example Sentence
  • Water issued from the hole in the wall
  • The words seemed to come out by themselves

Definition
(verb) make out and issue
Synonyms : cut , make out , write out
Example Sentence
  • write out a check
  • cut a ticket
  • Please make the check out to me

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