Dictionary: IS'RA-EL-ITE – ITCH

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A descendant of Israel or Jacob; a Jew.


Pertaining to Israel. J.P. Smith.

IS'SU-A-BLE, a. [from issue.]

That may be issued. In law, an issuable term, is one in which issues are made up. Blackstone.

IS'SUE, n. [ish'u; Fr. issue; It. uscio, a door, and uscire, to go out. It may coincide in origin with Heb. Ch. יצא, Eth. ወፀአ watsa.]

  1. The act of passing or flowing out; a moving out of any inclosed place; egress; applied to water or other fluid, to smoke, to a body of men, &c. We say, an issue of water from a pipe, from a spring, or from a river; an issue of blood from a wound, of air from a bellows; an issue of people from a door or house.
  2. A sending out; as, the issue of an order from a commanding officer or from a court; the issue of money from a treasury.
  3. Event; consequence; end or ultimate result. Our present condition will be best for us in the issue.
  4. Passage out; outlet. To God the Lord belong the issues from death. Ps. lxviii.
  5. Progeny; a child or children; offspring; as, he had issue, a son; and we speak of issue of the whole blood or half blood. A man dies without issue.
  6. Produce of the earth, or profits of land, tenements or other property. A. conveyed to B. all his right to the term for years, with all the issues, rents and profits.
  7. In surgery, a fontanel; a little ulcer made in some part of an animal body, to promote discharges. Encyc.
  8. Evacuation; discharge; a flux or running. Lev. xii. Math. ix.
  9. In law, the close or result of pleadings; the point of matter depending in suit, on which the parties join, and put the case to trial by jury. Cowel.
  10. A giving out from a repository; delivery; as, an issue of rations or provisions from a store, or of powder from a magazine.

IS'SUE, v.i. [It. uscire. See the noun.]

  1. To pass or flow out; to run out of any inclosed place; to proceed, as from a source; as, water issues from springs; blood issues from wounds; sap or gum issues from trees; light issues from the sun.
  2. To go out; to rush out. Troops issued from the town and attacked the besiegers.
  3. To proceed, as progeny; to spring. Of thy sons that shall issue from thee. 2 Kings xx.
  4. To proceed; to be produced; to arise; to grow or accrue; as, rents and profits issuing from land, tenements, or a capital stock.
  5. In legal pleadings, to come to a point in fact or law, on which the parties join and rest the decision of the cause. Our lawyers say, a cause issues to the court or to the jury; it issues in demurrer.
  6. To close; to end. We know not how the cause will issue.

IS'SUE, v.t.

  1. To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue money from a treasury, or notes from a bank.
  2. To send out; to deliver from authority; as, to issue an order from the department of war; to issue a writ or precept.
  3. To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions from a store.

IS'SUED, pp.

Descended; sent out. Shak.


Having no issue or progeny; wanting children.

IS'SU-ER, n.

Ono who issues or emits.


  1. A flowing or passing out.
  2. Emission; a sending out, as of bills or notes.

IS'SU-ING, ppr.

Flowing or passing out; proceeding from; sending out.

ISTH'MI-AN, a. [ist'mian.]

The Isthmian games were one of the four great festivals of Greece; so called, because celebrated on the Isthmus of Corinth.

ISTH'MUS, n. [ist'mus; L. from Gr. ισθμος.]

A neck or narrow slip of land by which two continents are connected, or by which a peninsula is united to the main land. Such is the Neck, so called, which connects Boston with the main land at Roxbury. But the word is applied to land of considerable extent, between seas; as, the isthmus of Darien, which connects North and South America, and the isthmus between the Euxine and Caspian seas.

IT, pron. [Sax. hit; D. het; G. es; L. id.]

  1. A substitute or pronoun of the neuter gender, sometimes called demonstrative, and standing for any thing except males and females. “Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.” Prov. iv. Here it is the substitute for heart.
  2. It is much used as the nominative case or word to verbs called impersonal; as, it rains; it snows. In this case, there is no determinate thing to which it can be referred. In other cases, it may be referred to matter, affair, or some other word. Is it come to this ?
  3. Very often, it is used to introduce a sentence, preceding a verb as a nominative, but referring to a clause or distinct member of the sentence. “It is well ascertained, that the figure of the earth is an oblate spheroid.” What is well ascertained? The answer will show: the figure of the earth is an oblate spheroid; it [that] is well ascertained. Here it represents the clause of the sentence, “the figure of the earth,” &c. If the order of the sentence is inverted, the use of it is superseded. The figure of the earth is an oblate spheroid; that is well ascertained. It, like that, is often a substitute for a sentence or clause of a sentence.
  4. It often begins a sentence, when a personal pronoun, or the name of a person, or a masculine noun follows. It is I: be not afraid. It was Judas who betrayed Christ. When a question is asked, it follows the verb; as, who was it that betrayed Christ ?
  5. It is used also for the state of a person or affair. How is it with our general ? Shak.
  6. It is used after intransitive verbs very indefinitely and sometimes ludicrously, but rarely in an elevated style. If Abraham brought all with him, it is not probable he meant to walk it back for his pleasure. Ralegh. The Lacedemonians, at the straits of Thermopylae, when their arms failed them, fought it out with their nails and teeth. Dryden. Whether the charmer sinner it, or saint it. Pope.


Pertaining to Italy.


  1. A native of Italy.
  2. The language used in Italy, or by the Italians.


To render Italian, or conformable to Italian customs.


To play the Italian; to speak Italian. Cotgrave.

I-TAL'IC, a.

Relating to Italy or its characters.

I-TAL'I-CIZE, v.t.

To write or print in Italic characters.


Written or printed in Italic letters.


Printing in Italic characters.

I-TAL'ICS, n. [plur.]

Italic letters or characters; characters first used in Italy, and which stand inclining; the letters in which this clause is printed. They are used to distinguish words for emphasis, importance, antithesis, &c.

ITCH, n. [Sax. gictha; D. jeukte; Ch. היכוך; Ar. حِكًهٌ hikkah; Eth. ሐከክ hakke. See the verb.]

  1. A cutaneous disease of the human race, appearing in small watery pustules on the skin, accompanied with an uneasiness or irritation that inclines the patient to use friction. This disease is supposed by some authors to be occasioned by a small insect, a species of Acarus, as the microscope detects these insects in the vesicles. Others suppose the pustules only form a nidus for the insects. This disease is taken only by contact or contagion.
  2. The sensation in the skin occasioned by the disease.
  3. A constant teasing desire; as, an itch for praise; an itch for scribbling. Dryden

ITCH, v.i. [G. jucken; D. jeuken, to itch; Ch. חכך; Ar. حَكَّ hakka; Eth. ሐከከ hakak, to scratch. Hence Ar. to be affected with the itch. Class Cg, No. 22.]

  1. To feel a particular uneasiness in the skin, which inclines the person to scratch the part.
  2. To have a constant desire or teasing inclination; as, itching ears. 2 Tim. iv.