I. noun Etymology: Middle English, exit, proceeds, from Anglo-French, from issir to come out, go out, from Latin exire to go out, from ex- + ire to go; akin to Gothic iddja he went, Greek ienai to go, Sanskrit eti he goes Date: 14th century 1. plural proceeds from a source of revenue (as an estate) 2. the action of going, coming, or flowing out ; egress, emergence 3. a means or place of going out ; exit, outlet 4. offspring, progeny <
died without issue
5. a. a final outcome that usually constitutes a solution (as of a problem) or resolution (as of a difficulty) b. obsolete a final conclusion or decision about something arrived at after consideration c. archaic termination, end <
hope that his enterprise would have a prosperous issue — T. B. Macaulay
6. a. a matter that is in dispute between two or more parties b. (1) a vital or unsettled matter <
economic issues
(2) concern, problem <
I have issues with his behavior
c. the point at which an unsettled matter is ready for a decision <
brought the matter to an issue
7. a discharge (as of blood) from the body 8. a. something coming forth from a specified source <
issues of a disordered imagination
b. obsolete deed 9. a. the act of publishing or officially giving out or making available <
the next issue of commemorative stamps
issue of supplies by the quartermaster
b. the thing or the whole quantity of things given out at one time <
read the latest issue
issueless adjective II. verb (issued; issuing) Date: 14th century intransitive verb 1. a. to go, come, or flow out b. to come forth ; emerge 2. accrue <
profits issuing from the sale of the stock
3. archaic to descend from a specified parent or ancestor 4. to be a consequence or final outcome ; emanate, result 5. to appear or become available through being officially put forth or distributed 6. eventuate, terminate transitive verb 1. to cause to come forth ; discharge, emit 2. a. to put forth or distribute usually officially <
government issued a new airmail stamp
issue orders
b. to send out for sale or circulation ; publish c. British provide 2b, supply Synonyms: see springissuer noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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