/ˈɪʃu / (say 'ishooh), /ˈɪʃju / (say 'ishyooh), /ˈɪsju / (say 'isyooh)

1. the act of sending, or promulgation; delivery; emission.
2. that which is issued.
3. a quantity issued at one time: the latest issue of a periodical.
4. Bibliography the printing of copies of a work from the original setting of type, but with some slight changes in the preliminary or appended matter.
5. a point in question or dispute, as between contending parties in an action at law.
6. a point or matter the decision of which is of special or public importance: the political issues.
7. a point the decision of which determines a matter: the real issue.
8. a point at which a matter is ready for decision: to bring a case to an issue.
9. a complaint; objection: do you have an issue with this decision?
10. (plural) unresolved psychological problems: she has issues which she needs to work through.
11. something proceeding from any source, as a product, effect, result, or consequence.
12. the ultimate result, event, or outcome of a proceeding, affair, etc.: the issue of a contest.
13. a distribution of food (rations), clothing, equipment, or ammunition to a number of officers or service personnel, or to a military unit.
14. offspring or progeny: to die without issue.
15. a going, coming, passing, or flowing out: free issue and entry.
16. a place or means of egress; an outlet or vent.
17. that which comes out, as an outflowing stream.
18. Pathology
a. a discharge of blood, pus, or the like.
b. an incision, ulcer, or the like emitting such a discharge.
19. Chiefly Law the yield or profit from land or other property.
verb (issued, issuing)
verb (t)
20. to put out; deliver for use, sale, etc.; put into circulation.
21. to print (a publication) for sale or distribution.
22. to distribute (food, clothing, etc.) to one or more officers or service personnel or to a military unit.
23. to send out; discharge; emit.
verb (i)
24. to be sent or put forth authoritatively or publicly, as a writ, money, etc.
25. to be published, as a book.
26. to come or proceed from any source.
27. to arise as a result or consequence; result.
28. Chiefly Law to proceed as offspring, or be born or descended.
29. Chiefly Law to come as a yield or profit, as from land.
30. to be the outcome.
31. at issue,
a. in controversy: a point at issue.
b. in disagreement.
c. (sometimes followed by with) inconsistent; inharmonious.
32. have issues with (or about), to have concerns with regard to.
33. issue forth, to go, pass, or flow out; come forth; emerge: to issue forth to battle.
34. issue in, to end in; terminate in.
35. the (whole) issue, everything; the lot.
36. join issue,
a. to join in controversy.
b. to submit an issue jointly for legal decision.
37. take issue with, to disagree with.
{Middle English, from Old French, from past participle of issir, eissir, from Latin exīre go out}
issueless, adjective
issuer, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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