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Definition 1: the act of issuing printed materials - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for issue in the sense of this definition

(issue is a kind of ...) the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution

Definition 2: the act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where issue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for issue in the sense of this definition

(issue is a kind of ...) the activity of supplying or providing something

(... is a kind of 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

Definition 3: an opening that permits escape or release - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where issue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for issue in the sense of this definition

(issue is a kind of ...) a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made

"they left a small opening for the cat at the bottom of the door"

(... is a kind of issue ) the outlet of a river or drain or other source of water

Definition 4: some situation or event that is thought about - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where issue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for issue in the sense of this definition

(issue is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of issue ) a subject of study

"it was his area of specialization" "areas of interest include..."

(... is a kind of issue ) a subject about which you are ignorant or prejudiced and fail to exercise good judgment

"golf is one of his blind spots and he's proud of it"

(... is a kind of issue ) the topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with

"they set up a group with a remit to suggest ways for strengthening family life"

(... is a kind of issue ) a matter already settled in court; cannot be raised again

Definition 5: an important question that is in dispute and must be settled - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where issue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(issue is a kind of ...) the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned

(... is a kind of issue ) an issue that elicits strong emotional reactions

(... is a kind of issue ) an issue whose settlement is more important than anything else; and issue that must be settled before anything else can be settled

(... is a kind of issue ) an issue whose settlement will affect financial resources

(... is a kind of issue ) an issue that is presented for formal disputation

Definition 6: one of a series published periodically - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where issue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for issue in the sense of this definition

(issue is a kind of ...) a publication that appears at fixed intervals

(... is a kind of issue ) an issue of a newspaper

"he read it in yesterday's edition of the Times"

(... is a member of issue) a periodical that appears at scheduled times

Definition 7: the becoming visible - [noun denoting event]

Samples where issue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for issue in the sense of this definition

(issue is a kind of ...) the event consisting of the start of something

"the beginning of the war"

(... is a kind of issue ) the emergence of a tooth as it breaks through the gum

(... is a kind of issue ) the emergence of seeds as seed pods burst open when they are ripe

Definition 8: the immediate descendants of a person - [noun denoting person]

Samples where issue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for issue in the sense of this definition

(issue is a kind of ...) a person related by blood or marriage

"police are searching for relatives of the deceased" "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"

(... is a kind of issue ) the youngest member of a group (not necessarily young)

"the baby of the family" "the baby of the Supreme Court"

(... is a kind of issue ) the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents

(... is a kind of issue ) a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age

"they had three children" "they were able to send their kids to college"

(... is a kind of issue ) the offspring who came first in the order of birth

(... is a kind of issue ) a child of your son or daughter

(... is a kind of issue ) a person who inherits some title or office

Definition 9: a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where issue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for issue in the sense of this definition

(issue is a kind of ...) any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning

(... is a kind of issue ) a forceful consequence; a strong effect

"the book had an important impact on my thinking" "the book packs a wallop"

(... is a kind of issue ) the effect of one thing (or person) on another

"the influence of mechanical action"

(... is a kind of issue ) a secondary or incidental effect

(... is a kind of issue ) a natural consequence of development

(... is a kind of issue ) a consequence of someone's efforts or of a particular set of circumstances

"skill is the product of hours of practice" "his reaction was the product of hunger and fatigue"

(... is a kind of issue ) 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

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

(... is a kind of issue ) a remote or indirect consequence of some action

"his declaration had unforeseen repercussions" "reverberations of the market crash were felt years later"

(... is a kind of issue ) a result

"this situation developed in response to events in Africa"

(... is a kind of issue ) any adverse and unwanted secondary effect

"a strategy to contain the fallout from the accounting scandal"

(... is a kind of issue ) the consequence of an effort or activity

"they gathered a harvest of examples" "a harvest of love"

(... is a kind of issue ) 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)

(... is a kind of issue ) an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening)

"it made a dent in my bank account"

(... is a kind of issue ) something that comes into existence as a result

"industrialism prepared the way for acceptance of the French Revolution's various socialistic offspring" "this skyscraper is the solid materialization of his efforts"

(... is a kind of issue ) any result that follows its cause after an interval

(... is a kind of issue ) the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event)

"the aftermath of war" "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"

(... is a kind of issue ) the phenomenon of a popular trend attracting even greater popularity

"in periods of high merger activity there is a bandwagon effect with more and more firms seeking to engage in takeover activity" "polls are accused of creating a bandwagon effect to benefit their candidate"

(... is a kind of issue ) the shattering or crushing effect of a sudden release of energy as in an explosion

(... is a kind of issue ) 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

(... is a kind of issue ) a secondary and sometimes unexpected consequence

(... is a kind of issue ) the result of alteration or modification

"there were marked changes in the lining of the lungs" "there had been no change in the mountains"

(... is a kind of issue ) (politics) the consequence of one popular candidate in an election drawing votes for other members of the same political party

"he counted on the coattails effect to win him the election"

(... is a kind of issue ) (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

(... is a kind of issue ) (economics) any indirect effect of public expenditure

Definition 10: the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where issue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the average return was about 5%

Synonyms for issue in the sense of this definition

(issue is a kind of ...) the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time

(... is a kind of issue ) the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions

(... is a kind of issue ) financial return or reward (especially returns equal to the initial investment)

Definition 11: supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government - [noun denoting possession]

Synonyms for issue in the sense of this definition

(issue is a kind of ...) a supply of something available for future use

"he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"

(issue belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 12: come out of - [verb of change]

Samples where issue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for issue in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of issue ) come out suddenly or forcefully

"you stick a bill in the vending machine and the change pops out"

(... is a kind of issue ) issue or emerge in rays or waves

"Heat radiated from the metal box"

(... is a kind of issue ) enter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure

"Water leaked out of the can into the backpack" "Gas leaked into the basement"

(... is a kind of issue ) issue or leak, as from a small opening

"Gas escaped into the bedroom"

(... is a kind of issue ) come out; issue

"silly phrases fell from her mouth"

(... is a kind of issue ) pass out or emerge; especially of rivers

"The tributary debouched into the big river"

(... is a kind of issue ) come off

"His hair and teeth fell out"

Definition 13: prepare and issue for public distribution or sale - [verb of communication]

Samples where issue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • publish a magazine or newspaper

Synonyms for issue in the sense of this definition

(issue is a kind of ...) make public

"She aired her opinions on welfare"

(... is a kind of issue ) supervise the publication of

"The same family has been editing the influential newspaper for almost 100 years"

Definition 14: bring out an official document (such as a warrant) - [verb of communication]

(issue is a kind of ...) transmit thoughts or feelings

"He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

Definition 15: make out and issue - [verb of communication]

Samples where issue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for issue in the sense of this definition

(issue is a kind of ...) communicate or express by writing

"He wrote about his great love for his wife"

(... is a kind of issue ) write out a check on a bank account

Samples where issue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for issue in the sense of this definition

(issue is a kind of ...) make available

"The publisher wants to distribute the book in Asia"

(... is a kind of issue ) make (assets) available

"release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"

(... is a kind of issue ) issue (a new version of)

"if you forget your password, it can be changed and reissued"

(... is a kind of issue ) make (information) available for publication

"release the list with the names of the prisoners"

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