What does article mean?

Definitions for article
ˈɑr tɪ kəlar·ti·cle

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word article.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. articlenoun

    nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication

  2. articlenoun

    one of a class of artifacts

    "an article of clothing"

  3. article, clausenoun

    a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)

  4. articleverb

    (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase

  5. articleverb

    bind by a contract; especially for a training period

Wiktionary

  1. articlenoun

    A part or segment of something joined to other parts, or, in combination, forming a structured set.

  2. articlenoun

    A story, report, or opinion piece in a newspaper, magazine, journal, internet etc.

  3. articlenoun

    A member of a group or class

    an article of clothing

  4. articlenoun

    An object.

    a sales article

  5. articlenoun

    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. Finnish, Estonian).

  6. articlenoun

    A section of a legal document, bylaws, etc.

  7. articlenoun

    A person.

  8. articlenoun

    A wench. A prime article. A handsome girl.

    She's a prime article (whip slang), she's a devilish good piece, a hell of a goer.

  9. articleverb

    To study or train to become qualified, especially in the legal profession.

  10. articleverb

    To bind by articles of apprenticeship.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Articlenoun

    a distinct portion of an instrument, discourse, literary work, or any other writing, consisting of two or more particulars, or treating of various topics; as, an article in the Constitution. Hence: A clause in a contract, system of regulations, treaty, or the like; a term, condition, or stipulation in a contract; a concise statement; as, articles of agreement

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. articulus, dim. of artus joint, akin to Gr. , fr. a root ar to join, fit. See Art, n.]

  2. Articlenoun

    a literary composition, forming an independent portion of a magazine, newspaper, or cyclopedia

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. articulus, dim. of artus joint, akin to Gr. , fr. a root ar to join, fit. See Art, n.]

  3. Articlenoun

    subject; matter; concern; distinct

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. articulus, dim. of artus joint, akin to Gr. , fr. a root ar to join, fit. See Art, n.]

  4. Articlenoun

    a distinct part

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. articulus, dim. of artus joint, akin to Gr. , fr. a root ar to join, fit. See Art, n.]

  5. Articlenoun

    a particular one of various things; as, an article of merchandise; salt is a necessary article

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. articulus, dim. of artus joint, akin to Gr. , fr. a root ar to join, fit. See Art, n.]

  6. Articlenoun

    precise point of time; moment

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. articulus, dim. of artus joint, akin to Gr. , fr. a root ar to join, fit. See Art, n.]

  7. Articlenoun

    one of the three words, a, an, the, used before nouns to limit or define their application. A (or an) is called the indefinite article, the the definite article

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. articulus, dim. of artus joint, akin to Gr. , fr. a root ar to join, fit. See Art, n.]

  8. Articlenoun

    one of the segments of an articulated appendage

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. articulus, dim. of artus joint, akin to Gr. , fr. a root ar to join, fit. See Art, n.]

  9. Articlenoun

    to formulate in articles; to set forth in distinct particulars

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. articulus, dim. of artus joint, akin to Gr. , fr. a root ar to join, fit. See Art, n.]

  10. Articlenoun

    to accuse or charge by an exhibition of articles

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. articulus, dim. of artus joint, akin to Gr. , fr. a root ar to join, fit. See Art, n.]

  11. Articlenoun

    to bind by articles of covenant or stipulation; as, to article an apprentice to a mechanic

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. articulus, dim. of artus joint, akin to Gr. , fr. a root ar to join, fit. See Art, n.]

  12. Articleverb

    to agree by articles; to stipulate; to bargain; to covenant

    Etymology: [F., fr. L. articulus, dim. of artus joint, akin to Gr. , fr. a root ar to join, fit. See Art, n.]

Freebase

  1. Article

    An article is a word that is used with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. Articles specify the grammatical definiteness of the noun, in some languages extending to volume or numerical scope. The articles in the English language are the and a/an, and some. 'An' and 'a' are modern forms of the Old English 'an', which in Anglian dialects was the number 'one' and survived into Modern Scots as the number 'ane'. Both 'on' and 'an' survived into Modern English, with 'one' used as the number and 'an' as an indefinite article. Traditionally in English, an article is usually considered to be a type of adjective. In some languages, articles are a special part of speech, which cannot easily be combined with other parts of speech. It is also possible for articles to be part of another part of speech category such as a determiner, an English part of speech category that combines articles and demonstratives. In languages that employ articles, every common noun, with some exceptions, is expressed with a certain definiteness, just as many languages express every noun with a certain grammatical number. Every noun must be accompanied by the article, if any, corresponding to its definiteness, and the lack of an article itself specifies a certain definiteness. This is in contrast to other adjectives and determiners, which are typically optional. This obligatory nature of articles makes them among the most common words in many languages—in English, for example, the most frequent word is the.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Article

    ärt′i-kl, n. a separate element, member, or part of anything: a particular substance: a single clause or term: a distinct point in an agreement, or an agreement looked at as complete, as in 'articles of apprenticeship,' &c.: rules or conditions generally: a section of any document: a literary composition in a journal, newspaper, encyclopædia, &c., treating of a subject distinctly and independently: (gram.) the name given to the adjectives the (definite article) and a or an (indefinite article).—v.t. to draw up or bind by articles: to indict, charge with specific accusations: bind by articles of apprenticeship.—adj. Artic′ular, belonging to the joints.—Articles of association, regulations for the business of a joint-stock company registered under the Companies Acts; Articles of faith, binding statement of points held by a particular Church; Articles of war, code of regulations for the government and discipline of the army and navy.—In the article of death (L. in articulo mortis), at the point of death.—Lords of the Articles, a standing committee of the Scottish parliament who drafted the measures to be submitted.—The Thirty-nine Articles, the articles of religious belief finally agreed upon by the entire bishops and clergy of the Church of England in 1562. [L. articulus, a little joint—artus, a joint.]

Editors Contribution

  1. article

    A specific element of a document, contract, treaty, constitution, law or legislation.

    The articles of association were easy, simple and accurate

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  
  2. article

    A variety of communication, data, information, facts, proof, research and statistics to create intelligent, informed communication of current, proactive, positive and important things in life within a specific community, society, region, country, europe or internationally.

    The news articles help to create information, intelligence and positive, inspiring articles to inspire people for change.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  

Entomology

  1. Article

    a joint or segment.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'article' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1537

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'article' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2134

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'article' in Nouns Frequency: #465

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of article in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of article in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of article in a Sentence

  1. House Speaker Paul Ryan:

    This is a very extraordinary step. In fact it's never been done before but this executive amnesty is a direct attack on the Congress' Article 1 powers under our Constitution.

  2. Clete Kushida:

    The data presented in the article provides convincing evidence that sleep promotes access to memory traces that may have been initially too weak to be retrieved.

  3. Teri Hatcher:

    On the cover yesterday, [StarMagazine has] an article that says exactly that — it’s totally absurd — that I am broke and homeless and living out of my van, it’s categorically false. I am not broke. I have done very well investing my money. I am not homeless and I am not living out of my van.

  4. Tim Donnelly:

    On the break, my producer, who is not hyper-political made the comment that you make -- great points in this article -- and you were starting to talk about, is there something deeper or someone or organization or a collection of organizations behind what clearly seems to be an orchestrated attempt to undermine the rule of law and create anarchy in this country?

  5. Sanna Marin:

    There is no other way to have security guarantees than under NATO's deterrence and common defense as guaranteed by NATO's Article 5.

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