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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.


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


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


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)distribute

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


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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