Meaning of 'issue'

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Meaning of ‘issue’

16 definitions found.



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

Example: "a new issue of stamps"

Synonyms: issuing issuance


the act of issuing printed materials

Synonyms: publication


an opening that permits escape or release

Synonyms: exit


some situation or event that is thought about

Synonyms: matter


an important question that is in dispute and must be settled

Example: "the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone"


one of a series published periodically

Example: "They found an old issue of the magazine in their dentist's waiting room."

Synonyms: number


the becoming visible

Synonyms: egress


the immediate descendants of a person

Synonyms: offspring progeny


a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

Synonyms: event


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

Synonyms: return


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

Synonyms: military issue government issue


come out of

Example: "Water issued from the hole in the wall"

Synonyms: egress


prepare and issue for public distribution or sale

Synonyms: release


bring out an official document (such as a warrant)


make out and issue

Synonyms: cut make out write out


circulate or distribute or equip with

Example: "issue a new uniform to the children"

Synonyms: supply

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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