re·​is·​sue (ˌ)rē-ˈi-(ˌ)shü How to pronounce reissue (audio)
 chiefly British  -ˈi-(ˌ)syü
reissued; reissuing; reissues

intransitive verb

: to come forth again

transitive verb

: to issue again
especially : to cause to become available again
reissue noun

Examples of reissue in a Sentence

The publisher has decided to reissue the author's out-of-print books.
Recent Examples on the Web She was later honored by TCM with a night dedicated to her films in 2021, and in May of the following year, her 1968 album with Lee Hazlewood, Nancy & Lee, was reissued on vinyl. Nicole Briese, Peoplemag, 17 Mar. 2024 In 2022, John Edelman, the former head of Design Within Reach, bought Heller, and is now reissuing the brush. The New York Times, New York Times, 9 Mar. 2024 Both started with Criterion, the company that’s been reissuing beloved movies for more than 40 years. Peter Rubin, Longreads, 29 Feb. 2024 A day later, the album was reissued in a deluxe edition, dubbed 2093 P2, with two bonus tracks, including one featuring Drake. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, 25 Feb. 2024 For instance, the state said clerks who could not reissue license plates that had been canceled in the old system would have to contact the KAVIS support desk in order to get the issue resolved. Leo Bertucci, The Courier-Journal, 23 Feb. 2024 Another option is to create a living trust and have the bonds reissued to the trust, said Burton Mitchell, an estate planning attorney in Los Angeles. Liz Weston, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Mar. 2024 The band reissued the album in December in a 5xLP box set, with a CD and digital release to follow this year. Jazz Monroe, Pitchfork, 26 Feb. 2024 Jones is part of a massive 2024 release schedule that will see 70 releases, new and reissued, by Blue Note this year to commemorate the anniversary. Steve Baltin, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of reissue was in 1613

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“Reissue.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


re·​is·​sue -ˈish-ü How to pronounce reissue (audio)
: to issue again
especially : to cause to become available again
reissue a stamp
reissue noun

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