Article Definition

ärtĭ-kəl
articled, articles, articling
noun
articles
One of the sections or items of a written document, as of a constitution, treaty, contract, etc.
Webster's New World
The parts of a formal declaration, or of a body of rules, beliefs, etc., considered as a whole.
Webster's New World
A thing of a certain kind; separate item.
An article of luggage.
Webster's New World
A complete piece of writing, as a report or essay, that is part of a newspaper, magazine, or book.
Webster's New World
The part of speech used to indicate nouns and to specify their application.
American Heritage
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verb
articled, articles, articling
To set forth (charges) in an indictment.
Webster's New World
To bind by the articles of an agreement or contract.
An articled apprentice.
Webster's New World
Stat. 33 Geo. III.
He shall be articled against in the high court of admiralty.
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Other Word Forms of Article

Noun

Singular:
article
Plural:
articles

Origin of Article

  • 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

  • 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

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