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English noun: issue

1. issue (cognition) an important question that is in dispute and must be settled


SamplesThe issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone.
Politicians never discuss the real issues.


Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object


Narrower (hyponym)bread-and-butter issue, gut issue, hot-button issue, paramount issue, pocketbook issue, quodlibet

2. issue (communication) one of a series published periodically


SamplesShe found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room.


Synonymsnumber


Broader (hypernym)periodical


Narrower (hyponym)edition


Member meronymserial, serial publication, series

3. issue (cognition) some situation or event that is thought about


SamplesHe kept drifting off the topic.
He had been thinking about the subject for several years.
It is a matter for the police.


Synonymsmatter, subject, topic


Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object


Narrower (hyponym)area, blind spot, remit, res adjudicata, res judicata

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


SamplesA new issue of stamps.
The last issue of penicillin was over a month ago.


Synonymsissuance, issuing


Broader (hypernym)provision, supply, supplying


Narrower (hyponym)stock issue

5. issue (possession) supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government


Synonymsgovernment issue, military issue


Broader (hypernym)fund, stock, store


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

6. issue (possession) the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property


SamplesThe average return was about 5%.


Synonymspayoff, proceeds, return, take, takings, yield


Broader (hypernym)income


Narrower (hyponym)economic rent, payback, rent

7. issue (phenomenon) a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon


SamplesThe magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise.
His decision had depressing consequences for business.
He acted very wise after the event.


Synonymsconsequence, effect, event, outcome, result, upshot


Broader (hypernym)phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)aftereffect, aftermath, backwash, bandwagon effect, branch, brisance, butterfly effect, by-product, byproduct, change, coattails effect, Coriolis effect, dent, domino effect, fallout, harvest, impact, influence, knock-on effect, materialisation, materialization, offset, offshoot, offspring, outgrowth, placebo effect, position effect, product, repercussion, response, reverberation, side effect, spillover, wake, wallop

8. issue (person) the immediate descendants of a person


SamplesShe was the mother of many offspring.
He died without issue.


Synonymsoffspring, progeny


Broader (hypernym)relation, relative


Narrower (hyponym)baby, bastard, by-blow, child, eldest, firstborn, grandchild, heir, illegitimate, illegitimate child, kid, love child, successor, whoreson

9. issue (event) the becoming visible


SamplesNot a day's difference between the emergence of the andrenas and the opening of the willow catkins.


Synonymsegress, emergence


Broader (hypernym)beginning


Narrower (hyponym)dissilience, eruption

10. issue (artifact) an opening that permits escape or release


SamplesHe blocked the way out.
The canyon had only one issue.


Synonymsexit, outlet, way out


Broader (hypernym)opening


Narrower (hyponym)outfall

11. issue (act) the act of issuing printed materials


Synonymspublication


Broader (hypernym)printing


English verb: issue

1. issue (communication) prepare and issue for public distribution or sale


SamplesPublish a magazine or newspaper.


Synonymsbring out, publish, put out, release


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)air, bare, publicise, publicize


Narrower (hyponym)edit

2. issue (social) circulate or distribute or equip with


SamplesIssue a new uniform to the children.
Supply blankets for the beds.


ExamplesThey issue the money to them , They issue them the money


Synonymssupply


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)distribute


Narrower (hyponym)free, free, reissue, release, release, unblock, unfreeze


Antonymsrecall

3. issue (communication) bring out an official document (such as a warrant)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate

4. issue (change) come out of


SamplesWater issued from the hole in the wall.
The words seemed to come out by themselves.


Synonymscome forth, come out, egress, emerge, go forth


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Narrower (hyponym)come out, debouch, escape, fall, fall out, leak, pop out, radiate

5. issue (communication) make out and issue


SamplesWrite out a check.
Cut a ticket.
Please make the check out to me.


ExamplesThe banks issue the check


Synonymscut, make out, write out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)write


Narrower (hyponym)check









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