issue (

     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]