Antonyms for issue

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : ish-oo or, esp. British, is-yoo
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɪʃ u or, esp. British, ˈɪs yu

Definition of issue

Origin :
  • c.1300, "exit, a going out, flowing out," from Old French issue "a way out, exit," from fem. past participle of issir "to go out," from Latin exire (cf. Italian uscire, Catalan exir), from ex- "out" (see ex-) + ire "to go," from PIE root *ei- "to go" (see ion). Meaning "discharge of blood or other fluid from the body" is from 1520s; sense of "offspring" is from late 14c. Meaning "outcome of an action" is attested from late 14c., probably from French; legal sense of "point in question at the conclusion of the presentation by both parties in a suit" (early 14c. in Anglo-French) led to transferred sense of "a point to be decided" (1836). Meaning "action of sending into publication or circulation" is from 1833.
  • noun point in question
  • noun result
  • noun edition of publication
  • noun distribution
  • noun children
  • verb distribute
  • verb emit, emerge; come from
Example sentences :
  • He resolved to listen with good grace to any homilies that might issue.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Have you the least doubt about what must be the issue of this correspondence, if continued?
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • The issue was, however, disappointing to him in the extreme.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Still he tried to fix the issue on the known unsavory reputation of the woman.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Chicago Red grinned with cheerful acceptance of the issue in such an encounter.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Manlike, having raised the issue, K. would have given much to evade it.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • What, then, does this important witness have to say, which bears upon the points at issue?
  • Extract from : « The Non-Christian Cross » by John Denham Parsons
  • Knock at the door, whence the sable line of the funeral is next to issue!
  • Extract from : « Main Street » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • But the issue of Kniggrtz startled Napoleon and set France in ferment.
  • Extract from : « Camps, Quarters and Casual Places » by Archibald Forbes
  • From that moment, helmless though he was, the issue lay in doubt no longer.
  • Extract from : « Fair Margaret » by H. Rider Haggard

Synonyms for issue

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