[ UK /ˈɪʃuː/ ]
[ US /ˈɪʃu/ ]
  1. an opening that permits escape or release
    the canyon had only one issue
    he blocked the way out
  2. the act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity)
    the last issue of penicillin was over a month ago
    a new issue of stamps
  3. one of a series published periodically
    she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room
  4. 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
  5. supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government
  6. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    he acted very wise after the event
    his decision had depressing consequences for business
  7. some situation or event that is thought about
    he had been thinking about the subject for several years
    it is a matter for the police
    he kept drifting off the topic
  8. the becoming visible
    not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins
  9. the act of issuing printed materials
  10. the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    the average return was about 5%
  11. the immediate descendants of a person
    she was the mother of many offspring
    he died without issue
  1. prepare and issue for public distribution or sale
    publish a magazine or newspaper
  2. circulate or distribute or equip with
    issue a new uniform to the children
    supply blankets for the beds
  3. come out of
    Water issued from the hole in the wall
    The words seemed to come out by themselves
  4. bring out an official document (such as a warrant)
  5. make out and issue
    write out a check
    Please make the check out to me
    cut a ticket
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How To Use issue In A Sentence

  • Within five years, a unified currency in 1933 the "central" issue of "legal tender" currency has been relatively stable, so Donglai Bank has to resume business.
  • Druses were common throughout the mesophyll tissues, and peltate, glandular trichomes were present on both epidermises.
  • An AFTRA statement confirmed the issues' importance, calling the 1% increase the union's "primary objective" in the bargaining. Jonathan Handel: AFTRA, Networks Reach New Three Year Deal
  • There is much debate on the issue of "therapists" implanting false memories of sexual abuse in adults.
  • BRODY: They had to deal with that, and so they're reticent to a certain degree to kind of delve into some of the faith issues as it relates to the political environment, if you will, because they know that he can get a lot of backlash. CNN Transcript May 6, 2009
  • The League Against Cruel Sports issued a statement Wednesday calling on Ottawa to "take steps to end the immense cruelty to animals in events such as calf-roping, which is practised at rodeos including the Calgary Stampede. CTV BritishColumbiaHome
  • The increased number of detectors and tube rotation times combine to give faster coverage of a given volume of tissue.
  • Because large sum of metal money is heaved and inconvenient to handle, government issue paper money.
  • With check-in times now prolonged because of security issues, traders are lapping up even more business as they tempt us with their trinkets and gewgaws.
  • He provides clear explanations of complex economic issues, using anecdotes to illustrate each point.
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