a potential problem, hazard, or danger that is easily encountered but not immediately obvious.
A type of trap consisting of a concealed hole in the ground: victims fall into the hole and are unable to escape
(computing) An anti-pattern.
- It's usually a simple task, but you should know the pitfalls before you attempt it yourself.
* : trap
* : anti-pattern, dark pattern
The act of passing or flowing out; a moving out from any enclosed place; egress; as, the issue of water from a pipe, of blood from a wound, of air from a bellows, of people from a house.
The act of sending out, or causing to go forth; delivery; issuance; as, the issue of an order from a commanding officer; the issue of money from a treasury.
That which passes, flows, or is sent out; the whole quantity sent forth or emitted at one time; as, an issue of bank notes; the daily issue of a newspaper.
Progeny; a child or children; offspring. In law, sometimes, in a general sense, all persons descended from a common ancestor; all lineal descendants.
* 1599 ,
- Why had I not with charitable hand
Produce of the earth, or profits of land, tenements, or other property; as, A conveyed to B all his right for a term of years, with all the issues, rents, and profits.
A discharge of flux, as of blood.
- Took up a beggar's issue at my gates
, year = 1611
, title =
, section =
, passage = And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue
of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment:
An opening or outlet, providing for an exit or egress.
* 1881 , :
(medicine) An artificial ulcer, usually made in the fleshy part of the arm or leg, to produce the secretion and discharge of pus for the relief of some affected part.
The final outcome or result; upshot; conclusion; event; hence, contest; test; trial.
- How if there were no centre at all, but just one alley after another, and the whole world a labyrinth without end or issue ?
- Come forth to view / The issue of the exploit.
A point in debate or controversy on which the parties take affirmative and negative positions; a presentation of alternatives between which to choose or decide.
(legal) In pleading, a single material point of law or fact depending in the suit, which, being affirmed on the one side and denied on the other, is presented for determination.
(finance) A financial instrument in a company, such as a bond, stock or other security; the emission of such an instrument.
(euphemistic) A problem or concern, usually of a mental nature.
- While it is hot, I'll put it to the issue .
An instalment of a periodical; a specific instance of a regular publication
- He has issues .
- The July issue of the magazine is in shops now.
* feigned issue
* general issue
* side issue
* wedge issue
To pass or flow out; to run out, as from any enclosed place.
* 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Chapter IV
* 1922 , (James Joyce), '' Episode 12, ''The Cyclops
- There was a very light off-shore wind and scarcely any breakers, so that the approach to the shore was continued without finding bottom; yet though we were already quite close, we saw no indication of any indention in the coast from which even a tiny brooklet might issue , and certainly no mouth of a large river such as this must necessarily be to freshen the ocean even two hundred yards from shore.
To go out; to rush out; to sally forth; as, troops issued from the town, and attacked the besiegers.
To proceed, as from a source; as, water issues from springs; light issues from the sun.
To proceed, as progeny; to be derived; to be descended; to spring.
* Bible, 2 Kings xx. 18
- A powerful current of warm breath issued at regular intervals from the profound cavity of his mouth while in rhythmic resonance the loud strong hale reverberations of his formidable heart thundered rumblingly...
To extend; to pass or open; as, the path issues into the highway.
To be produced as an effect or result; to grow or accrue; to arise; to proceed; as, rents and profits issuing from land, tenements, or a capital stock.
To turn out (in a given way); to have a specified issue or result, to result (in).
* 2007 , John Burrow, A History of Histories , Penguin 2009, p. 171:
- thy sons that shall issue from thee
(legal) In pleading, to come to a point in fact or law, on which the parties join issue.
To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes from a bank.
To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions.
To send out officially; to deliver by authority; as, to issue an order; to issue a writ.
* 2014 , , "
- But, for Livy, Roman patriotism is overriding, and this issues , of course, in an antiquarian attention to the city's origins.
Southampton hammer eight past hapless Sunderland in barmy encounter", The Guardian , 18 October 2014:
- Five minutes later, Southampton tried to mount their first attack, but Wickham sabotaged the move by tripping the rampaging Nathaniel Clyne, prompting the referee, Andre Marriner, to issue a yellow card. That was a lone blemish on an otherwise tidy start by Poyet’s team – until, that is, the 12th minute, when Vergini produced a candidate for the most ludicrous own goal in Premier League history.
* (to give out) (l)