definite article

noun

Definition of definite article

grammar
: the word the used in English to refer to a person or thing that is identified or specified; also : a word that is used in a similar way in another language

Word by Word Definitions

definite play
  1. : free of all ambiguity, uncertainty, or obscurity

  2. : unquestionable, decided

  3. : typically designating an identified or immediately identifiable person or thing

article play
  1. : a distinct often numbered section of a writing

  2. : a separate clause

  3. : a stipulation in a document (such as a contract or a creed)

  1. : to bind by articles (as of apprenticeship) (see 1article 1c)


DEFINITE ARTICLE Defined for Kids

definite article

noun

Definition of definite article for Students

: the article the used to show that the following noun refers to one or more specific persons or things

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