1 issue /ˈɪˌʃuː/ noun
plural issues
1 issue
plural issues
Learner's definition of ISSUE
[count] : something that people are talking about, thinking about, etc. : an important subject or topic
[count] : the version of a newspaper, magazine, etc., that is published at a particular time
[singular] : the act of officially making something available or giving something to people to be used : the act of issuing something
see also standard-issue
issues [plural] : problems or concerns

at issue

: being discussed or considered

force the issue

: to force someone to do something or to make a decision about something

have issues

: to have problems that make you unhappy and difficult to deal with
: to have reasons for disliking someone or something : to disagree with or disapprove of someone or something + with

make an issue of

: to argue about (something) or insist that (something) be treated as an important problem

take issue with

: to disagree with (someone or something)

without issue

2 issue /ˈɪˌʃuː/ verb
issues; issued; issuing
2 issue
issues; issued; issuing
Learner's definition of ISSUE
[+ object]
: to give (something) to someone in an official way
: to give or supply (something) to (someone)
: to make (something) available to be sold or used
[+ object] : to announce (something) in a public and official way
[no object] formal : to go, come, or flow out from some source

— issuer

noun, plural issuers [count]