What is issue?

  • (noun): One of a series published periodically.
    Example: "She found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom"
    Synonyms: number
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "issue":

  • (verb): Circulate or distribute or equip with.
    Example: "Issue a new uniform to the children"
    Synonyms: supply
  • (noun): The immediate descendants of a person.
    Example: "He died without issue"
    Synonyms: offspring, progeny
  • (noun): An important question that is in dispute and must be settled.
    Example: "The issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone"; "politicians never discuss the real issues"
  • (verb): Bring out an official document (such as a warrant).
  • (noun): An opening that permits escape or release.
    Example: "The canyon had only one issue"
    Synonyms: exit, outlet, way out
  • (noun): The act of issuing printed materials.
    Synonyms: publication
  • (noun): The provision of something by issuing it (usually in quantity).
    Example: "A new issue of stamps"; "the last issue of penicillin was over a month ago"
    Synonyms: issuing, issuance

Famous quotes containing the word issue:

    If someone does something we disapprove of, we regard him as bad if we believe we can deter him from persisting in his conduct, but we regard him as mad if we believe we cannot. In either case, the crucial issue is our control of the other: the more we lose control over him, and the more he assumes control over himself, the more, in case of conflict, we are likely to consider him mad rather than just bad.
    Thomas Szasz (b. 1920)

    The issue is a mighty one for all people and all time; and whoever aids the right, will be appreciated and remembered.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    Most people see no reason to stop arguing just because an issue has been decided.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)