issue
noun.
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
noun.
one of a series published periodically
she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room
Synonym: number
noun.
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
Synonym: matter, subject, topic
noun.
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
Synonym: issuance, issuing
noun.
supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government
noun.
the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
the average return was about 5%
noun.
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
noun.
the immediate descendants of a person
she was the mother of many offspring|he died without issue
Synonym: offspring, progeny
noun.
the becoming visible
not a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins
Synonym: emergence, egress
noun.
an opening that permits escape or release
he blocked the way out|the canyon had only one issue
Synonym: way out, outlet, exit
noun.
the act of issuing printed materials
Synonym: publication
verb.
prepare and issue for public distribution or sale
publish a magazine or newspaper
verb.
circulate or distribute or equip with
issue a new uniform to the children|supply blankets for the beds
Synonym: supply
verb.
bring out an official document (such as a warrant)
verb.
come out of
Water issued from the hole in the wall|The words seemed to come out by themselves
verb.
make out and issue
write out a check|cut a ticket|Please make the check out to me
Antonym: recall