Article meaning

ärtĭ-kəl
A particular section or item of a series in a written document, as in a contract, constitution, or treaty.
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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.

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An individual thing or element of a class; a particular object or item.

An article of clothing; articles of food.

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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.

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A nonfictional literary composition that forms an independent part of a publication, as of a newspaper or magazine.
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A particular part or subject; a specific matter or point.
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To bind by articles set forth in a contract, such as one of apprenticeship.
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One of the sections or items of a written document, as of a constitution, treaty, contract, etc.
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The parts of a formal declaration, or of a body of rules, beliefs, etc., considered as a whole.
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A complete piece of writing, as a report or essay, that is part of a newspaper, magazine, or book.
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A thing of a certain kind; separate item.

An article of luggage.

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A thing for sale; commodity.
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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.
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To set forth (charges) in an indictment.
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To bind by the articles of an agreement or contract.

An articled apprentice.

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A separate and distinct part of a written instrument, such as a contract, statute, or constitution, that is often divided into sections.
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A written instrument, containing a series of rules and stipulations that are each designated as an article.
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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.

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A story, report, or opinion piece in a newspaper, magazine, journal, etc.
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A member of a group or class.

An article of clothing.

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An object.

A sales article.

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(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).
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A section of a legal document, bylaws, etc.
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(derogatory) A person.
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(dated) Subject matter; concern.
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(dated) A distinct part.
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To bind by articles of apprenticeship.

To article an apprentice to a mechanic.

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Stat. 33 Geo. III.

He shall be articled against in the high court of admiralty.

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To formulate in articles; to set forth in distinct particulars.
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Origin of article

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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin articulus (“a joint, limb, member, part, division, the article in grammar, a point of time”); prop. diminutive of artus (“a joint”), akin to Ancient Greek ἄρθρον (arthron, “joint, limb”), from root *ar (“to fit, join”); see arm, art, etc.

    From Wiktionary