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English Dictionary: issue by the DICT Development Group
5 results for issue
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. 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"
  2. one of a series published periodically; "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room"
    Synonym(s): issue, number
  3. 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"
    Synonym(s): topic, subject, issue, matter
  4. the act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity); "a new issue of stamps"; "the last issue of penicillin was over a month ago"
    Synonym(s): issue, issuing, issuance
  5. supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government
    Synonym(s): issue, military issue, government issue
  6. the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
    Synonym(s): return, issue, take, takings, proceeds, yield, payoff
  7. 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"
    Synonym(s): consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot
  8. the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"
    Synonym(s): offspring, progeny, issue
  9. the becoming visible; "not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"
    Synonym(s): emergence, egress, issue
  10. an opening that permits escape or release; "he blocked the way out"; "the canyon had only one issue"
    Synonym(s): exit, issue, outlet, way out
  11. the act of issuing printed materials
    Synonym(s): issue, publication
  1. prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a magazine or newspaper"
    Synonym(s): publish, bring out, put out, issue, release
  2. circulate or distribute or equip with; "issue a new uniform to the children"; "supply blankets for the beds"
    Synonym(s): issue, supply
    Antonym(s): recall
  3. bring out an official document (such as a warrant)
  4. come out of; "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The words seemed to come out by themselves"
    Synonym(s): issue, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egress
  5. make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me"
    Synonym(s): write out, issue, make out, cut
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Issue \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Issue \Is"sue\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Issued}; p. pr. & vb. n.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Issue, MD
      Zip code(s): 20645
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