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Verb: issue  i-shoo
  1. Prepare and issue for public distribution or sale
    "issue a magazine or newspaper";
    - publish, bring out, put out, release
  2. Circulate, distribute or equip with
    "issue a new uniform to the children";
    - supply
  3. Bring out an official document (such as a warrant)
  4. Come out of
    "Water issued from the hole in the wall";
    - emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egress
  5. Fill in and give as payment
    "issue a check";
    - write out, make out, cut
Noun: issue  i-shoo
  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";
    - number
  3. Some situation or event that is thought about
    "he kept drifting off the issue";
    - topic, subject, 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";
    - issuing, issuance
  5. (military) supplies (as food, clothing or ammunition) issued by the government
    - military issue, government issue
  6. The income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    "the average issue was about 5%";
    - return, take, takings, proceeds, yield, payoff
  7. A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    "his decision had depressing issues for business";
    - consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, upshot
  8. The immediate descendants of a person
    "he died without issue";
    - offspring, progeny
  9. The becoming visible
    "not a day's difference between the issue of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins";
    - emergence, egress
  10. An opening that permits escape or release
    "the canyon had only one issue";
    - exit, outlet, way out
  11. The act of issuing printed materials
    - publication

Derived forms: issuing, issues, issued

Type of: air, arsenal, bare, beginning, cognitive content, communicate, content, distribute, escape, flesh and blood, fund, income, intercommunicate, mental object, periodical, phenomenon, printing, provision, publicise [Brit], publicize, relation, relative, stock, store, supply, write

Antonym: recall

Part of: serial, serial publication, series

Encyclopedia: Issue, Maryland