Hypertext Webster Gateway: "issue"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Issue \Is"sue\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Issued}; p. pr. & vb. n.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Issue \Is"sue\, n. [OF. issue, eissue, F. issue, fr. OF. issir,
eissir, to go out, L. exire; ex out of, from + ire to go,
akin to Gr. 'ie`nai, Skr. i, Goth. iddja went, used as
prefect of gaggan to go. Cf. {Ambition}, {Count} a nobleman,
{Commence}, {Errant}, {Exit}, {Eyre}, {Initial}, {Yede}
1. The act of passing or flowing out; a moving out from any
inclosed place; egress; as, the issue of water from a
pipe, of blood from a wound, of air from a bellows, of
people from a house.

2. The act of sending out, or causing to go forth; delivery;
issuance; as, the issue of an order from a commanding
officer; the issue of money from a treasury.

3. That which passes, flows, or is sent out; the whole
quantity sent forth or emitted at one time; as, an issue
of bank notes; the daily issue of a newspaper.

4. Progeny; a child or children; offspring. In law,
sometimes, in a general sense, all persons descended from
a common ancestor; all lineal descendants.

If the king Should without issue die. --Shak.

5. Produce of the earth, or profits of land, tenements, or
other property; as, A conveyed to B all his right for a
term of years, with all the issues, rents, and profits.

6. A discharge of flux, as of blood. --Matt. ix. 20.

7. (Med.) An artificial ulcer, usually made in the fleshy
part of the arm or leg, to produce the secretion and
discharge of pus for the relief of some affected part.

8. The final outcome or result; upshot; conclusion; event;
hence, contest; test; trial.

Come forth to view The issue of the exploit. --Shak.

While it is hot, I 'll put it to the issue. --Shak.

9. A point in debate or controversy on which the parties take
affirmative and negative positions; a presentation of
alternatives between which to choose or decide.

10. (Law) In pleading, a single material point of law or fact
depending in the suit, which, being affirmed on the one
side and denied on the other, is presented for
determination. See {General issue}, under {General}, and
{Feigned issue}, under {Feigned}. --Blount. Cowell.

{At issue}, in controversy; disputed; opposing or contesting;
hence, at variance; disagreeing; inconsistent.

As much at issue with the summer day As if you
brought a candle out of doors. --Mrs.

{Bank of issue}, {Collateral issue}, etc. See under {Bank},
{Collateral}, etc.

{Issue pea}, a pea, or a similar round body, used to maintain
irritation in a wound, and promote the secretion and
discharge of pus.

{To join}, or {take}, {issue}, to take opposing sides in a
matter in controversy.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Issue \Is"sue\, v. t.
1. To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes
from a bank.

2. To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions.

3. To send out officially; to deliver by authority; as, to
issue an order; to issue a writ.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: 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: one of a series published periodically; "she found an old
issue of the magazine in her dentist's waitingroom" [syn:
3: the provision of something by issuing it (usually in
quantity); "a new issue of stamps"; "the last issue of
penicillin was over a month ago" [syn: {issuing}, {issuance}]
4: 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" [syn: {topic}, {subject}, {matter}]
5: supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the
government [syn: {military issue}, {government issue}]
6: the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother
of many offspring"; "he died without issue" [syn: {offspring},
7: 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" [syn:
{consequence}, {effect}, {outcome}, {result}, {event}, {upshot}]
8: the income arising from land or other property; "the average
return was about 5%" [syn: {return}, {proceeds}, {take}, {takings},
{yield}, {payoff}]
9: the becoming visible; "not a day's difference between the
emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow
catkins" [syn: {emergence}, {egress}]
10: an opening that permits escape or release; "he blocked the
way out"; "the canyon had only one issue" [syn: {exit}, {outlet},
{way out}]
11: the act of issuing printed materials [syn: {publication}]
v 1: prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish
a magazine or newspaper" [syn: {publish}, {bring out}, {put
out}, {release}]
2: circulate or distribute; "issue a new uniform to the
children" [syn: {supply}] [ant: {recall}]
3: bring out an an official document,such as a warrant
4: come out of; "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The
words seemed to come out by themselves" [syn: {emerge}, {come
out}, {come forth}, {go forth}, {egress}]
5: make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket";
"Please make the check out to me" [syn: {write out}, {make
out}, {cut}]

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