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[ish-oo or, esp. British, is-yoo]
the act of sending out or putting forth; promulgation; distribution: the issue of food and blankets to flood victims.
something that is printed or published and distributed, especially a given number of a periodical: Have you seen the latest issue of the magazine?
something that is sent out or put forth in any form.
a 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.
a point in question or a matter that is in dispute, as between contending parties in an action at law.
a point, matter, or dispute, the decision of which is of special or public importance: the political issues.
a point the decision of which determines a matter: The real issue in the strike was the right to bargain collectively.
a point at which a matter is ready for decision: to bring a case to an issue.
something proceeding from any source, as a product, effect, result, or consequence: His words were the issue of an intelligent man.
the ultimate result, event, or outcome of a proceeding, affair, etc.: the issue of a contest.
a distribution of food rations, clothing, equipment, or ammunition to a number of officers or enlisted soldiers, or to a military unit.
offspring; progeny: to die without issue.
a going, coming, passing, or flowing out: free issue and entry.
a place or means of egress; outlet or exit.
something that comes out, as an outflowing stream.
a discharge of blood, pus, or the like.
an incision, ulcer, or the like, emitting such a discharge.
issues, English Law. the profits from land or other property.
the printing of copies of a work from the original setting of type with some slight changes: the third issue of the poem.
Obsolete. a proceeding or action.
verb (used with object), issued, issuing.
to put out; deliver for use, sale, etc.; put into circulation.
to mint, print, or publish for sale or distribution: to issue a new coin; to issue a new book.
to distribute (food, clothing, etc.) to one or more officers or enlisted soldiers or to a military unit.
to send out; discharge; emit.
verb (used without object), issued, issuing.
to go, pass, or flow out; come forth; emerge: to issue forth to battle.
to be sent, put forth, or distributed authoritatively or publicly, as a legal writ or money.
to be published, as a book.
to originate or proceed from any source.
to arise as a result or consequence; result: a reaction that issues from the stimulus.
Chiefly Law. to proceed as offspring, or be born or descended.
Chiefly Law. to come as a yield or profit, as from land.
Archaic. to have the specified outcome, result, etc. (often followed by in ).
Obsolete. to end; terminate.
at issue,
being disputed or under discussion.
being at opposite viewpoints; in disagreement: Medical experts are still at issue over the proper use of tranquilizers.
join issue,
to enter into controversy or take exception to.
to submit an issue jointly for legal decision.
take issue, to disagree; dispute: He took issue with me on my proposal for a new advertising campaign.

1275–1325; (noun) Middle English < Middle French: place or passage out; Old French (e)issue < Vulgar Latin *exūta, noun use of feminine of *exūtus, Latin exitus exit; (v.) Middle English issuen, derivative of the noun, or < Middle French, Old French (e)issu, past participle of issir to go out (≪ Latin exīre); see exit

issueless, adjective
issuer, noun
outissue, verb (used with object), outissued, outissuing.
preissue, noun, verb (used with object), preissued, preissuing.
self-issued, adjective
self-issuing, adjective
underissue, noun
unissued, adjective

2. copy, edition, printing. 5-7. crux. 6, 7. problem, question. 10. upshot, conclusion, end. 24. See emerge. 27. flow, emanate, arise, spring. 28. ensue.

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issue (ˈɪʃjuː)
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.  pathol
 a.  a suppurating sore
 b.  discharge from a wound
12.  law the matter remaining in dispute between the parties to an action after the pleadings
13.  the yield from or profits arising out of land or other property
14.  military the allocation of items of government stores, such as food, clothing, and ammunition
15.  library science
 a.  the system for recording current loans
 b.  the number of books loaned in a specified period
16.  obsolete an act, deed, or proceeding
17.  at issue
 a.  under discussion
 b.  in disagreement
18.  force the issue to compel decision on some matter
19.  join issue
 a.  to join in controversy
 b.  to submit an issue for adjudication
20.  take issue to disagree
vb (foll by in) , -sues, -suing, -sued
21.  to come forth or emerge or cause to come forth or emerge
22.  to publish or deliver (a newspaper, magazine, etc)
23.  (tr) to make known or announce
24.  (intr) to originate or proceed
25.  (intr) to be a consequence; result
26.  to end or terminate
27.  (tr)
 a.  to give out or allocate (equipment, a certificate, etc) officially to someone
 b.  (foll by with) to supply officially (with)
[C13: from Old French eissue way out, from eissir to go out, from Latin exīre, from ex-1 + īre to go]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from O.Fr. issue "a way out, exit," from fem. pp. of issir "to go out," from L. exire, from ex- "out" + ire "to go," from PIE base *ei- "to go" (see ion). Meaning "discharge of blood or other fluid from the body" is from 1520s; sense of "offspring" is from late 14c.
Meaning "outcome of an action" is attested from late 14c.; legal sense of "point in question at the conclusion of the presentation by both parties in a suit" (early 14c. in Anglo-Fr.) led to transf. sense of "a point to be decided" (1836). Meaning "action of sending into publication or circulation" is from 1833. The verb meaning "to flow out" (c.1300) is from O.Fr. issu, pp. of issir; sense of "to send out authoritatively" is from c.1600; that of "to supply (someone with something)" is from 1925.
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Medical Dictionary

issue is·sue (ĭsh'ōō)

  1. A discharge, as of blood or pus.

  2. A lesion, a wound, or an ulcer that produces a discharge of this sort.

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