issue[ ish-oo or, esp. British, is-yoo ]SEE DEFINITION OF issue
Synonyms for issue
- matter of contention
- point of departure
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ISSUE
He resolved to listen with good grace to any homilies that might issue.
Have you the least doubt about what must be the issue of this correspondence, if continued?
The issue was, however, disappointing to him in the extreme.
Still he tried to fix the issue on the known unsavory reputation of the woman.
Chicago Red grinned with cheerful acceptance of the issue in such an encounter.
Manlike, having raised the issue, K. would have given much to evade it.
What, then, does this important witness have to say, which bears upon the points at issue?
Knock at the door, whence the sable line of the funeral is next to issue!
But the issue of Kniggrtz startled Napoleon and set France in ferment.
From that moment, helmless though he was, the issue lay in doubt no longer.
c.1300, "exit, a going out, flowing out," from Old French issue "a way out, exit," from fem. past participle of issir "to go out," from Latin exire (cf. Italian uscire, Catalan exir), from ex- "out" (see ex-) + ire "to go," from PIE root *ei- "to go" (see ion). Meaning "discharge of blood or other fluid from the body" is from 1520s; sense of "offspring" is from late 14c. Meaning "outcome of an action" is attested from late 14c., probably from French; legal sense of "point in question at the conclusion of the presentation by both parties in a suit" (early 14c. in Anglo-French) led to transferred sense of "a point to be decided" (1836). Meaning "action of sending into publication or circulation" is from 1833.