issue [ish′o͞o; ] chiefly Brit [ is′yo͞o]
[OFr pp. of issir, to go out < L exire < ex-, out + ire, to go: see YEAR]
1. an outgoing; outflow; passing out
2. Archaic a way out; exit; outlet
3. a result; consequence; upshot
4. offspring; a child or children
5. profits from lands, estates, or fines; produce; proceeds
6. a point, matter, or question to be disputed or decided
7. a sending or giving out; putting forth
8. the thing or set of things issued; all that is put forth and circulated at one time [the July issue of a magazine, an issue of bonds]
9. Med.
a) a discharge of blood, pus, etc.
b) an incision or artificial ulcer for the discharge of pus
10. Informal a problem or difficulty usually used in pl.
issued, issuing
1. to go, come, pass, or flow out; emerge
2. to be descended; be born
3. to be derived or result (from a cause)
4. to end or result (in an effect or consequence)
5. to come as revenue; accrue
6. to be printed or published; be put forth and circulated
1. to let out; discharge
2. to give or deal out; distribute [to issue supplies]
3. to print or publish; put forth and circulate; give out publicly or officially [to issue commemorative stamps]
at issue
1. in dispute or under discussion: also, esp. in law, in issue
2. at variance; in disagreement
join issue
1. to enter into conflict, argument, etc. with another or each other
2. to join in submitting an issue for decision at law
take issue
to disagree; differ

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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