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Definition of "issue" []

  • The act or an instance of flowing, passing, or giving out. (noun)
  • The act of circulating, distributing, or publishing by an office or official group: government issue of new bonds. (noun)
  • Something produced, published, or offered, as: (noun)
  • An item or set of items, as stamps or coins, made available at one time by an office or bureau. (noun)
  • A single copy of a periodical: the May issue of the magazine. (noun)
  • The act of sending or giving out something; supply; delivery (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Something issued; an edition of stamps, a magazine, etc (noun)
  • The number of identical items, such as banknotes or shares in a company, that become available at a particular time (noun)
  • The act of emerging; outflow; discharge (noun)
  • Something flowing out, such as a river (noun)
  • A place of outflow; outlet (noun)
  • The descendants of a person; offspring; progeny (noun)
  • A topic of interest or discussion (noun)
  • An important subject requiring a decision (noun)
  • An outcome or consequence; result (noun)
  • A suppurating sore (noun)
  • Discharge from a wound (noun)
  • The matter remaining in dispute between the parties to an action after the pleadings (noun)
  • The yield from or profits arising out of land or other property (noun)
  • The allocation of items of government stores, such as food, clothing, and ammunition (noun)
  • The system for recording current loans (noun)
  • The number of books loaned in a specified period (noun)
  • An act, deed, or proceeding (noun)
  • To come forth or emerge or cause to come forth or emerge (verb)
  • To publish or deliver (a newspaper, magazine, etc) (verb)
  • To make known or announce (verb)
  • To originate or proceed (verb)
  • To be a consequence; result (verb)
  • To end or terminate (verb)
  • To give out or allocate (equipment, a certificate, etc) officially to someone (verb)
  • To supply officially (with) (verb)

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Use "issue" in a sentence
  • "I do not see how it's a racial issue: it's a *people issue*, one of the many many Stupid Human Tricks available to us all."
  • ""The MUI must issue a fatwa * on the issue* if there is a request from an institution or individual."
  • "Cyprus apart, the main issue is Europe's own economic travail."