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ISSUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does issue mean? 

ISSUE (noun)
  The noun ISSUE has 11 senses:

1. an important question that is in dispute and must be settled
2. one of a series published periodically
3. the act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity)
4. some situation or event that is thought about
5. supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government
6. the immediate descendants of a person
7. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
8. the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
9. the becoming visible
10. an opening that permits escape or release
11. the act of issuing printed materials

  Familiarity information: ISSUE used as a noun is familiar.


ISSUE (verb)
  The verb ISSUE has 5 senses:

1. prepare and issue for public distribution or sale
2. circulate or distribute or equip with
3. bring out an official document (such as a warrant)
4. come out of
5. make out and issue

  Familiarity information: ISSUE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


ISSUE (noun)


Sense 1issue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An important question that is in dispute and must be settled

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context examples:

the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone / politicians never discuss the real issues

Hypernyms ("issue" is a kind of...):

cognitive content; content; mental object (the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "issue"):

quodlibet (an issue that is presented for formal disputation)


Sense 2issue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

One of a series published periodically

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

issue; number

Context example:

she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room

Hypernyms ("issue" is a kind of...):

periodical (a publication that appears at fixed intervals)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "issue"):

edition (an issue of a newspaper)

Holonyms ("issue" is a member of...):

serial; serial publication; series (a periodical that appears at scheduled times)


Sense 3issue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

issuance; issuing; issue

Context examples:

a new issue of stamps / the last issue of penicillin was over a month ago

Hypernyms ("issue" is a kind of...):

provision; supply; supplying (the activity of supplying or providing something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "issue"):

stock issue ((corporation law) the authorization and delivery of shares of stock for sale to the public or the shares thus offered at a particular time)


Sense 4issue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Some situation or event that is thought about

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

topic; subject; matter; issue

Context examples:

he kept drifting off the topic / he had been thinking about the subject for several years / it is a matter for the police

Hypernyms ("issue" is a kind of...):

cognitive content; content; mental object (the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "issue"):

blind spot (a subject about which you are ignorant or prejudiced and fail to exercise good judgment)

res adjudicata; res judicata (a matter already settled in court; cannot be raised again)

area (a subject of study)


Sense 5issue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

government issue; military issue; issue

Hypernyms ("issue" is a kind of...):

fund; stock; store (a supply of something available for future use)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)


Sense 6issue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The immediate descendants of a person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

offspring; progeny; issue

Context examples:

she was the mother of many offspring / he died without issue

Hypernyms ("issue" is a kind of...):

relation; relative (a person related by blood or marriage)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "issue"):

heir; successor (a person who inherits some title or office)

grandchild (a child of your son or daughter)

eldest; firstborn (the offspring who came first in the order of birth)

child; kid (a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age)

bastard; by-blow; illegitimate; illegitimate child; love child; whoreson (the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents)

baby (the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young))


Sense 7issue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

upshot; result; effect; consequence; outcome; event; issue

Context examples:

the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise / his decision had depressing consequences for business / he acted very wise after the event

Hypernyms ("issue" is a kind of...):

phenomenon (any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "issue"):

impact; wallop (a forceful consequence; a strong effect)

influence (the effect of one thing (or person) on another)

knock-on effect (a secondary or incidental effect)

branch; offset; offshoot; outgrowth (a natural consequence of development)

product (a consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances)

placebo effect (any effect that seems to be a consequence of administering a placebo; the change is usually beneficial and is assumed result from the person's faith in the treatment or preconceptions about what the experimental drug was supposed to do; pharmacologists were the first to talk about placebo effects but now the idea has been generalized to many situations having nothing to do with drugs)

position effect ((genetics) the effect on the expression of a gene that is produced by changing its location in a chromosome)

repercussion; reverberation (a remote or indirect consequence of some action)

response (a result)

fallout; side effect (any adverse and unwanted secondary effect)

spillover ((economics) any indirect effect of public expenditure)

harvest (the consequence of an effort or activity)

domino effect (the consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall))

materialisation; materialization; offspring (something that comes into existence as a result)

aftereffect (any result that follows its cause after an interval)

aftermath; backwash; wake (the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event))

bandwagon effect (the phenomenon of a popular trend attracting even greater popularity)

brisance (the shattering or crushing effect of a sudden release of energy as in an explosion)

butterfly effect (the phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere, e.g., a butterfly flapping its wings in Rio de Janeiro might change the weather in Chicago)

by-product; byproduct (a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence)

change (the result of alteration or modification)

coattails effect ((politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same party)

Coriolis effect ((physics) an effect whereby a body moving in a rotating frame of reference experiences the Coriolis force acting perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the axis of rotation; on Earth the Coriolis effect deflects moving bodies to the right in the northern hemisphere and to the left in the southern hemisphere)

dent (an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening))


Sense 8issue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

takings; take; proceeds; payoff; yield; return; issue

Context example:

the average return was about 5%

Hypernyms ("issue" is a kind of...):

income (the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "issue"):

payback (financial return or reward (especially returns equal to the initial investment))

economic rent; rent (the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions)


Sense 9issue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The becoming visible

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

emergence; egress; issue

Context example:

not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins

Hypernyms ("issue" is a kind of...):

beginning (the event consisting of the start of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "issue"):

eruption (the emergence of a tooth as it breaks through the gum)

dissilience (the emergence of seeds as seed pods burst open when they are ripe)


Sense 10issue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An opening that permits escape or release

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

way out; exit; outlet; issue

Context examples:

he blocked the way out / the canyon had only one issue

Hypernyms ("issue" is a kind of...):

opening (a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "issue"):

outfall (the outlet of a river or drain or other source of water)


Sense 11issue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of issuing printed materials

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

publication; issue

Hypernyms ("issue" is a kind of...):

printing (the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution)


ISSUE (verb)


Sense 1issue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prepare and issue for public distribution or sale

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

issue; publish; bring out; release; put out

Context example:

publish a magazine or newspaper

Hypernyms (to "issue" is one way to...):

air; bare; publicise; publicize (make public)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "issue"):

edit (supervise the publication of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2issue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Circulate or distribute or equip with

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

issue; supply

Context examples:

issue a new uniform to the children / supply blankets for the beds

Hypernyms (to "issue" is one way to...):

distribute (make available)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "issue"):

free; release; unblock; unfreeze (make (assets) available)

reissue (issue (a new version of))

free; release (make (information) available publication)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence examples:

They issue the money to them
They issue them the money

Antonym:

recall (make unavailable; bar from sale or distribution)


Sense 3issue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bring out an official document (such as a warrant)

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "issue" is one way to...):

communicate; intercommunicate (transmit thoughts or feelings)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 4issue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Come out of

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

come forth; egress; go forth; emerge; come out; issue

Context examples:

Water issued from the hole in the wall / The words seemed to come out by themselves

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "issue"):

come out; fall out (come off)

debouch (pass out or emerge; especially of rivers)

fall (come out; issue)

escape (issue or leak, as from a small opening)

leak (enter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure)

radiate (issue or emerge in rays or waves)

pop out (come out suddenly or forcefully)

Sentence frames:

Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 5issue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make out and issue

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

make out; write out; issue; cut

Context examples:

write out a check / cut a ticket / Please make the check out to me

Hypernyms (to "issue" is one way to...):

write (communicate or express by writing)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "issue"):

check (write out a check on a bank account)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The banks issue the check


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