"issues" in the noun sense
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. issue, number
one of a series published periodically
"she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room"
3. topic, subject, issue, matter
some situation or event that is thought about
"he kept drifting off the topic"
"he had been thinking about the subject for several years"
"it is a matter for the police"
4. issue, issuing, issuance
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"
5. issue, military issue, government issue
supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government
6. return, issue, take, takings, proceeds, yield, payoff
the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
"the average return was about 5%"
7. consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshot
a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
"the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"
"his decision had depressing consequences for business"
"he acted very wise after the event"
8. offspring, progeny, issue
the immediate descendants of a person
"she was the mother of many offspring"
"he died without issue"
9. emergence, egress, issue
the becoming visible
"not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins"
10. exit, issue, outlet, way out
an opening that permits escape or release
"he blocked the way out"
"the canyon had only one issue"
11. issue, publication
the act of issuing printed materials
"issues" in the verb sense
1. publish, bring out, put out, issue, release
prepare and issue for public distribution or sale
"publish a magazine or newspaper"
2. issue, supply
circulate or distribute or equip with
"issue a new uniform to the children"
"supply blankets for the beds"
bring out an official document (such as a warrant)
4. issue, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egress
come out of
"Water issued from the hole in the wall"
"The words seemed to come out by themselves"
5. write out, issue, make out, cut
make out and issue
"write out a check"
"cut a ticket"
"Please make the check out to me"
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