To join issue
Join Join (join), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Joined} (joind); p. pr. & vb. n. {Joining}.] [OE. joinen, joignen, F. joindre, fr. L. jungere to yoke, bind together, join; akin to jugum yoke. See {Yoke}, and cf. {Conjugal}, {Junction}, {Junta}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To bring together, literally or figuratively; to place in contact; to connect; to couple; to unite; to combine; to associate; to add; to append. [1913 Webster]

Woe unto them that join house to house. --Is. v. 8. [1913 Webster]

Held up his left hand, which did flame and burn Like twenty torches joined. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Thy tuneful voice with numbers join. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To associate one's self to; to be or become connected with; to league one's self with; to unite with; as, to join a party; to join the church. [1913 Webster]

We jointly now to join no other head. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To unite in marriage. [1913 Webster]

He that joineth his virgin in matrimony. --Wyclif. [1913 Webster]

What, therefore, God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. --Matt. xix. 6. [1913 Webster]

4. To enjoin upon; to command. [Obs. & R.] [1913 Webster]

They join them penance, as they call it. --Tyndale. [1913 Webster]

5. To accept, or engage in, as a contest; as, to join encounter, battle, issue. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

6. To meet with and accompany; as, we joined them at the restaurant. [PJC]

7. To combine with (another person) in performing some activity; as, join me in welcoming our new president. [PJC]

{To join battle}, {To join issue}. See under {Battle}, {Issue}.

Syn: To add; annex; unite; connect; combine; consociate; couple; link; append. See {Add}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To join issue — Issue Is sue ([i^]sh [ u]), n. [OF. issue, eissue, F. issue, fr. OF. issir, eissir, to go out, L. exire; ex out of, from + ire to go, akin to Gr. ie nai, Skr. i, Goth. iddja went, used as prefect of gaggan to go. Cf. {Ambition}, {Count} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To take issue — Issue Is sue ([i^]sh [ u]), n. [OF. issue, eissue, F. issue, fr. OF. issir, eissir, to go out, L. exire; ex out of, from + ire to go, akin to Gr. ie nai, Skr. i, Goth. iddja went, used as prefect of gaggan to go. Cf. {Ambition}, {Count} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To join battle — Join Join (join), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Joined} (joind); p. pr. & vb. n. {Joining}.] [OE. joinen, joignen, F. joindre, fr. L. jungere to yoke, bind together, join; akin to jugum yoke. See {Yoke}, and cf. {Conjugal}, {Junction}, {Junta}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • join issue — phrasal see join the issue * * * join issue 1. To begin to dispute 2. To take up the contrary view or side • • • Main Entry: ↑join …   Useful english dictionary

  • join issue — idi law a) to enter into controversy b) to submit an issue jointly for legal decision …   From formal English to slang

  • join — vt 1: to unite so as to form one unit join the claims in one action 2 a: to align oneself with esp. in a legal matter she join ed her husband as plaintiff b: to cause or order (a person) to become a party to a lawsuit if the person …   Law dictionary

  • Join — (join), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Joined} (joind); p. pr. & vb. n. {Joining}.] [OE. joinen, joignen, F. joindre, fr. L. jungere to yoke, bind together, join; akin to jugum yoke. See {Yoke}, and cf. {Conjugal}, {Junction}, {Junta}.] [1913 Webster] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Issue — Is sue ([i^]sh [ u]), n. [OF. issue, eissue, F. issue, fr. OF. issir, eissir, to go out, L. exire; ex out of, from + ire to go, akin to Gr. ie nai, Skr. i, Goth. iddja went, used as prefect of gaggan to go. Cf. {Ambition}, {Count} a nobleman,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Issue pea — Issue Is sue ([i^]sh [ u]), n. [OF. issue, eissue, F. issue, fr. OF. issir, eissir, to go out, L. exire; ex out of, from + ire to go, akin to Gr. ie nai, Skr. i, Goth. iddja went, used as prefect of gaggan to go. Cf. {Ambition}, {Count} a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • issue — [ish′o͞o; ] chiefly Brit [ is′yo͞o] n. [OFr pp. of issir, to go out < L exire < ex , out + ire, to go: see YEAR] 1. an outgoing; outflow; passing out 2. Archaic a way out; exit; outlet 3. a result; consequence; upshot 4. offspring; a child… …   English World dictionary

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