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Articles identify whether a noun is definite (specific or particular) or indefinite (general or unspecific). For this reason, articles are divided into two categories: the definite article, the, and the indefinite articles, a and an.

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ar·ti·cle

 (är′tĭ-kəl)
n.
1. An individual thing or element of a class; a particular object or item: an article of clothing; articles of food.
2. A particular section or item of a series in a written document, as in a contract, constitution, or treaty.
3. A nonfictional literary composition that forms an independent part of a publication, as of a newspaper or magazine.
4. Grammar
a. The part of speech used to indicate nouns and to specify their application.
b. Any of the words belonging to this part of speech. In English, the indefinite articles are a and an and the definite article is the.
5. A particular part or subject; a specific matter or point.
tr.v. ar·ti·cled, ar·ti·cling, ar·ti·cles
To bind by articles set forth in a contract, such as one of apprenticeship.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin articulus, joint, article, diminutive of artus, joint (translation of Greek arthron, joint, article); see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

article

(ˈɑːtɪkəl)
n
1. one of a class of objects; item: an article of clothing.
2. an unspecified or previously named thing, esp a small object: he put the article on the table.
3. a distinct part of a subject or action
4. (Journalism & Publishing) a written composition on a subject, often being one of several found in a magazine, newspaper, etc
5. (Grammar) grammar a kind of determiner, occurring in many languages including English, that lacks independent meaning but may serve to indicate the specificity of reference of the noun phrase with which it occurs. See also definite article, indefinite article
6. (Law) a clause or section in a written document such as a treaty, contract, statute, etc
7. (Law) in articles formerly, undergoing training, according to the terms of a written contract, in the legal profession
8. (Ecclesiastical Terms) (often capital) Christianity See article of faith, Thirty-nine Articles
9. archaic a topic or subject
vb (tr)
archaic to accuse
[C13: from Old French, from Latin articulus small joint, from artus joint]

ar•ti•cle

(ˈɑr tɪ kəl)

n., v. -cled, -cling. n.
1. a factual piece of writing, usu. on a single topic, appearing in a newspaper, magazine, etc.
2. an individual object, member, or portion of a class; item: an article of clothing.
3. something of indefinite character or description.
4. an item for sale; commodity.
5. a member of a small class of words or affixes, as the words a, an, and the in English, that are linked to nouns and that typically function in identifying the noun as a noun and in indicating definiteness or indefiniteness of reference. Compare definite article, indefinite article.
6. a separate clause or section in a contract, treaty, statute, or other formal document.
v.t.
7. to charge or accuse of specific offenses.
8. to bind by the articles of a contract: to article an apprentice.
[1200–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Medieval Latin articulus article of faith, Latin: joint, member, clause, diminutive of artus joint; see -cle1]

text

article
1. 'text'

The text of a book or magazine is the main written part of it, rather than the introduction, pictures, or index.

The illustrations and text were beautifully produced.
2. 'article'

You do not refer to a piece of writing written for a newspaper or magazine as a 'text'. You call it an article.

Four years ago Clive Norling wrote an article in the Times.

article


Past participle: articled
Gerund: articling

Imperative
article
article
Present
I article
you article
he/she/it articles
we article
you article
they article
Preterite
I articled
you articled
he/she/it articled
we articled
you articled
they articled
Present Continuous
I am articling
you are articling
he/she/it is articling
we are articling
you are articling
they are articling
Present Perfect
I have articled
you have articled
he/she/it has articled
we have articled
you have articled
they have articled
Past Continuous
I was articling
you were articling
he/she/it was articling
we were articling
you were articling
they were articling
Past Perfect
I had articled
you had articled
he/she/it had articled
we had articled
you had articled
they had articled
Future
I will article
you will article
he/she/it will article
we will article
you will article
they will article
Future Perfect
I will have articled
you will have articled
he/she/it will have articled
we will have articled
you will have articled
they will have articled
Future Continuous
I will be articling
you will be articling
he/she/it will be articling
we will be articling
you will be articling
they will be articling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been articling
you have been articling
he/she/it has been articling
we have been articling
you have been articling
they have been articling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been articling
you will have been articling
he/she/it will have been articling
we will have been articling
you will have been articling
they will have been articling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been articling
you had been articling
he/she/it had been articling
we had been articling
you had been articling
they had been articling
Conditional
I would article
you would article
he/she/it would article
we would article
you would article
they would article
Past Conditional
I would have articled
you would have articled
he/she/it would have articled
we would have articled
you would have articled
they would have articled

article

A word used to identify the noun that it precedes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.article - nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publicationarticle - nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
editorial, newspaper column, column - an article giving opinions or perspectives
feature article, feature - a special or prominent article in a newspaper or magazine; "they ran a feature on retirement planning"
magazine article - an article published in a magazine
news article, news story, newspaper article - an article reporting news
piece - an artistic or literary composition; "he wrote an interesting piece on Iran"; "the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests"
offprint, separate, reprint - a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
paper - a scholarly article describing the results of observations or stating hypotheses; "he has written many scientific papers"
think piece - an article in a newspaper or magazine or journal that represents opinions and ideas and discussion rather than bare facts
nonfiction, nonfictional prose - prose writing that is not fictional
2.article - one of a class of artifactsarticle - one of a class of artifacts; "an article of clothing"
artefact, artifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
article of commerce - an article that is offered for sale
breakable - an article that is fragile and easily broken; "pack the breakables separately"
knickknack, novelty - a small inexpensive mass-produced article
notion - (usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items; "buttons and needles are notions"
ware - articles of the same kind or material; usually used in combination: `silverware', `software'
3.article - a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)article - a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)
section, subdivision - a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
arbitration clause - a clause in a contract providing for arbitration of disputes arising under the contract
deductible - a clause in an insurance policy that relieves the insurer of responsibility to pay the initial loss up to a stated amount
double indemnity - a clause in an insurance policy that provides for double the face value of the policy in the case of accidental death
escalator, escalator clause - a clause in a contract that provides for an increase or a decrease in wages or prices or benefits etc. depending on certain conditions (as a change in the cost of living index)
joker - an inconspicuous clause in a document or bill that affects its meaning in a way that is not immediately apparent; "when I demanded my money he showed me the joker in the contract"
reserve clause - a clause that used to be part of the contract with a professional athlete extending the contract for a year beyond its expiration; "the reserve clause was used to bind players to a particular ball club"
rider - a clause that is appended to a legislative bill
document, papers, written document - writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
contract - a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
4.article - (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
determinative, determiner - one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases
definite article - a determiner (as `the' in English) that indicates specificity of reference
indefinite article - a determiner (as `a' or `some' in English) that indicates nonspecific reference
Verb1.article - bind by a contractarticle - bind by a contract; especially for a training period
oblige, obligate, bind, hold - bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"

article

the genuine article authentic, real, genuine, legitimate, the real thing, on the level (informal), bona fide, dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal), the real McCoy (informal) The vodka was the genuine article.

article

noun
1. An individually considered portion of a whole:
2. Something having material existence:
Translations
شَيء، سِلْعَه، قِطْعَهمَقَالمَقالَه
článekčlenartiklkuspředmět
artikelvarebestemte/ubestemte artikelparagrafpunkt
artikkel
artikkeliartiklaesinejuttukappale
članak
névelőújságcikk
artikel
greingreinirvara, vörutegund, hlutur
記事
기사
artikelisprekėstraipsnis
apģērba gabaliartikulspriekšmetsraksts
articol
artikel
članekčlenizdelekblago
artikel
บทความ
bài báo

article

[ˈɑːtɪkl]
A. N
1. (= item, product) → artículo m; (= object) → objeto m, cosa f
articles of valueobjetos mpl de valor
articles of clothingprendas fpl de vestir
2. (in newspaper etc) → artículo m
see also leading
3. (Ling) → artículo m
definite/indefinite articleartículo m definido/indefinido, artículo m determinado/indeterminado
4. (Admin, Jur) → artículo m, cláusula f
B. VT (Brit) to be articled to sbestar de aprendiz con algn
C. CPD article of faith Nartículo m de fe
article of partnership Ncontrato m de asociación
articles of apprenticeship NPL (Brit) → contrato msing de aprendizaje
articles of association NPL (Comm) → estatutos mpl sociales
articles of war NPL (US) (Mil Hist) → código msing militar

article

[ˈɑːrtɪkəl]
n
(= object) (gen)objet m; (for sale)article m
articles of value → objets mpl de valeur
articles of clothing → vêtements mpl
the genuine article → le vrai de vrai
(= news story) → article m
a newspaper article → un article de journal
(= clause) → article m
articles npl (British) (LAW) (= training) → stage m (notarial)

article

n
(= item)Gegenstand m; (in list) → Posten m; (Comm) → Ware f, → Artikel m; article of valueWertgegenstand m; article of furnitureMöbelstück nt; articles of clothingKleidungsstücke pl; toilet articlesToilettenartikel pl ? genuine
(in newspaper etc) → Artikel m; (= encyclopedia entry)Eintrag m
(of constitution)Artikel m; (of treaty, contract)Paragraf m; articles of associationGesellschaftsvertrag m; article of faithGlaubensartikel m; (fig)Kredo nt; articles of war (Hist) → Kriegsartikel pl
(Gram) → Artikel m, → Geschlechtswort nt
(of articled clerk) to be under articles(Rechts)referendar sein; to take one’s articlesseine Referendarprüfung machen
vt apprenticein die Lehre geben (to bei); to be articled to somebodybei jdm eine Lehre machen, bei jdm in die Lehre gehen; to be articled to somebody/somethingan jdn/etw vertraglich gebunden sein; articled clerk (Brit Jur) → ˜ Rechtsreferendar(in) m(f)

article

[ˈɑːtɪkl] n
a. (Admin, Law, Comm, Gram) → articolo; (object) → oggetto
articles of clothing → articoli mpl di vestiario, indumenti mpl
b. articles npl (Brit) (Law, Admin) → contratto di tirocinio
to be in articles → fare il tirocinio

article

(ˈaːtikl) noun
1. a thing or an object. This shop sells articles of all kinds; articles of clothing.
2. a piece of writing in a newspaper or magazine. He has written an article on the new sports centre for a local magazine.
3. the (the definite article) or a/an (the indefinite article).

article

مَقَال článek artikel Artikel άρθρο artículo artikkeli article članak articolo 記事 기사 artikel artikkel artykuł artigo статья artikel บทความ makale bài báo 文章
References in classic literature ?
I shall take the cream and the muffings," added Amy, heroically giving up the article she most liked.
But this isn't that," and Tom picked up the magazine and leafed it to find the article he had been reading.
In spite of the fact that nobody ever mentioned his article to him after it appeared--full of typographical errors which he thought intentional-- he got a certain satisfaction from believing that the citizens of Lincoln had meekly accepted the epithet `coarse barbarians.
The woman, more in terror than through love of the ornament, wrapped her child in the coveted article, and folded both more closely to her bosom.
This necessary article was scarce, and dear; and the inhabitants lived chiefly on the flesh of buffaloes.
Stretching out her long, lank arm, she put a paper of pearl buttons, a jew's-harp, or whatever the small article might be, in its destined place, and straightway vanished back into the dusk, as if the world need never hope for another glimpse of her.
A portion of his facts, by-the-by, did me good service in the preparation of the article entitled "MAIN STREET," included in the present volume.
When later, by the schoolroom fire, I was served with tea by the usual maid, I indulged, on the article of my other pupil, in no inquiry whatever.
As for Bildad, he carried about with him a long list of the articles needed, and at every fresh arrival, down went his mark opposite that article upon the paper.
Now this ambergris is a very curious substance, and so important as an article of commerce, that in a certain Nantucket-born Captain Coffin was examined at the bar of the English House of Commons on that subject.
Jokubas had recently been reading a newspaper article which was full of statistics such as that, and he was very proud as he repeated them and made his guests cry out with wonder.
Yes, I consider religion a valeyable thing in a nigger, when it's the genuine article, and no mistake.