A man reads a news article.
- An article is defined as an individual portion, object or piece of a larger group.
- A pair of pants, a sweater and a skirt are each an example of an article of clothing.
- A column in The New York Times about a recent, local murder is an example of an article.
- An article is defined as a word which is used as an adjective.
- "A" and "an" are examples of indefinite articles.
- "The" is an example of a definite article.
- one of the sections or items of a written document, as of a constitution, treaty, contract, etc.
- [pl.] the parts of a formal declaration, or of a body of rules, beliefs, etc., considered as a whole
- a complete piece of writing, as a report or essay, that is part of a newspaper, magazine, or book
- a thing of a certain kind; separate item: an article of luggage
- a thing for sale; commodity
- Gram. any one of the words a, an, or the (and their equivalents in other languages), used as adjectives: a and an are the indefinite articles and the is the definite article
Origin of articleMiddle English and Old French from Classical Latin articulus, diminutive of artus, a joint: see art
transitive verb-·cled, -·cling
- Archaic to set forth (charges) in an indictment
- to bind by the articles of an agreement or contract: an articled apprentice
- An individual thing or element of a class; a particular object or item: an article of clothing; articles of food.
- A particular section or item of a series in a written document, as in a contract, constitution, or treaty.
- A nonfictional literary composition that forms an independent part of a publication, as of a newspaper or magazine.
- 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.
- A particular part or subject; a specific matter or point.
transitive verbar·ti·cled, ar·ti·cling, ar·ti·cles
To bind by articles set forth in a contract, such as one of apprenticeship.
Origin of articleMiddle 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.
- A part or segment of something joined to other parts, or, in combination, forming a structured set.
- Each of the chelicerae is composed of two articles, forming a powerful pincer.
- The Articles of War are a set of regulations […] to govern the conduct of […] military […] forces
- A story, report, or opinion piece in a newspaper, magazine, journal, etc.
- A member of a group or class
- an article of clothing
- An object.
- a sales article
- (grammar) A part of speech that indicates, specifies and limits a noun (a, an, or the in English). In some languages the article may appear as en ending (e.g. definite article in Swedish) or there may be none (e.g. Russian, Pashto).
- A section of a legal document, bylaws, etc.
- (derogatory) A person.
- (dated) Subject matter; concern.
- (dated) A distinct part.
(third-person singular simple present articles, present participle articling, simple past and past participle articled)
- To bind by articles of apprenticeship.
- to article an apprentice to a mechanic
- Stat. 33 Geo. III
- He shall be articled against in the high court of admiralty.
- To formulate in articles; to set forth in distinct particulars.
article - Legal Definition
- A separate and distinct part of a written instrument, such as a contract, statute, or constitution, that is often divided into sections.
- A written instrument, containing a series of rules and stipulations that are each designated as an article.