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article

noun ar·ti·cle \ ˈär-ti-kəl \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of article

1 a :a distinct often numbered section of a writing
  • an article of the constitution
b :a separate clause
c :a stipulation in a document (such as a contract or a creed)
  • articles of indenture
d :a nonfictional prose composition usually forming an independent part of a publication (such as a magazine)
  • wrote an article for the newspaper
2 :an item of business :matter
3 grammar :any of a small set of words or affixes (such as a, an, and the) used with nouns to limit or give definiteness to the application
4 :a member of a class of things; especially :an item of goods
  • articles of value
5 :a thing or person of a particular and distinctive kind or class
  • the genuine article

Examples of article in a Sentence

  1. I just read an interesting article on the city's early history.

  2. He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals.

  3. Article 3 of the U.S. Constitution.

  4. The company amended its articles of incorporation.

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Origin and Etymology of article

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin articulus joint, division, diminutive of artus joint, limb; akin to Greek arariskein to fit — more at arm


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article

verb

Definition of article

articled; articling \-k(ə-)liŋ\
transitive verb
:to bind by articles (as of apprenticeship) (see 1article 1c)
  • He went to Durham Grammar School, was articled to a solicitor in Newcastle at seventeen, moved to another firm in London at twenty …
  • —T. J. Binyon

Examples of article in a Sentence

  1. He articled at the famous law firm many years ago.

Origin and Etymology of article



ARTICLE Defined for English Language Learners

article

noun

Definition of article for English Language Learners

  • : a piece of writing about a particular subject that is included in a magazine, newspaper, etc.

  • : a particular kind of object

  • : a separate part of a legal document that deals with a single subject


article

verb

Definition of article for English Language Learners

  • : to work for a group of lawyers, architects, etc., while you are learning to become a lawyer, architect, etc.


ARTICLE Defined for Kids

article

noun ar·ti·cle \ ˈär-ti-kəl \

Definition of article for Students

1 :a piece of writing other than fiction or poetry that forms a separate part of a publication (as a magazine or newspaper)
2 :one of a class of things
  • articles of clothing
3 :a word (as a, an, or the) used with a noun to limit it or make it clearer
4 :a separate part of a document The first article of the Constitution of the United States creates the legislative branch.

Law Dictionary

article

noun ar·ti·cle

legal Definition of article

1 a :a separate and usually numbered or otherwise marked section (as of a statute, indictment, will, or other writing)
b :a separate point, charge, count, or clause
c :a condition or stipulation in a document (as a contract)
2 :a document setting forth the terms of an agreement usually used in pl.
  • articles of merger


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