indefinite article

noun

Definition of indefinite article

: the word a or an used in English to refer to a person or thing that is not identified or specified
  • In "I gave a book to the boy" the word "a" is an indefinite article and the word "the" is a definite article.
; also : a word that has a similar use in another language

Word by Word Definitions

indefinite play
  1. : not definite: such as

  2. : typically designating an unidentified, generic, or unfamiliar person or thing

  3. : not precise : vague

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)


INDEFINITE ARTICLE Defined for Kids

indefinite article

noun

Definition of indefinite article for Students

: either of the articles a or an used to show that the following noun refers to any person or thing of the kind named

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