from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An individual thing or element of a class; a particular object or item: an article of clothing; articles of food.
- n. A particular section or item of a series in a written document, as in a contract, constitution, or treaty.
- n. A nonfictional literary composition that forms an independent part of a publication, as of a newspaper or magazine.
- n. Grammar The part of speech used to indicate nouns and to specify their application.
- n. Grammar 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.
- n. A particular part or subject; a specific matter or point.
- transitive v. To bind by articles set forth in a contract, such as one of apprenticeship.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A part or segment of something joined to other parts, or, in combination, forming a structured set.
- n. A story, report, or opinion piece in a newspaper, magazine, journal, internet etc.
- n. A member of a group or class
- n. An object.
- n. 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).
- n. A section of a legal document, bylaws, etc.
- n. A person.
- n. A wench. A prime article = A handsome girl.
- v. To study or train to become qualified, especially in the legal profession.
- v. To bind by articles of apprenticeship.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A distinct portion of an instrument, discourse, literary work, or any other writing, consisting of two or more particulars, or treating of various topics. Hence: A clause in a contract, system of regulations, treaty, or the like; a term, condition, or stipulation in a contract; a concise statement.
- n. A literary composition, forming an independent portion of a magazine, newspaper, or cyclopedia.
- n. Subject; matter; concern; distinct.
- n. A distinct part.
- n. A particular one of various things
- n. Precise point of time; moment.
- n. 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.
- n. One of the segments of an articulated appendage.
- transitive v. To formulate in articles; to set forth in distinct particulars.
- transitive v. To accuse or charge by an exhibition of articles.
- transitive v. To bind by articles of covenant or stipulation.
- intransitive v. To agree by articles; to stipulate; to bargain; to covenant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A joint connecting two parts of the body.
- n. One of the parts thus connected; a jointed segment or part.
- n. In botany, the name formerly given to that part of a stalk or stem which is between two joints.
- n. A separate member or portion of anything. In particular— A clause, item, point, or particular in a contract, treaty, or other formal agreement; a condition or stipulation in a contract or bargain: as, articles of association; articles of apprenticeship.
- n. A distinct proposition in a connected series; one of the particulars constituting a system: as, the Thirty-nine Articles; the articles of religion.
- n. A separate clause or provision of a statute: as, the act of the six articles (see below).
- n. A distinct charge or count: as, articles of impeachment.
- n. A distinct item in an account or a list.
- n. One of a series of regulations: as, the articles of war.
- n. A literary composition on a specific topic, forming an independent portion of a book or literary publication, especially of a newspaper, magazine, review, or other periodical: as, an article on war, or on earthquakes and their causes.
- n. A material thing as part of a class, or, absolutely, a particular substance or commodity: as, an article of merchandise; an article of clothing; salt is a necessary article.
- n. A particular immaterial thing; a matter.
- n. A concern; a piece of business; a subject. A point or nick of time joining two successive periods; a juncture; a moment; the moment or very moment.
- n. The number 10, or any number ending in a cipher.
- n. In grammar, a word used attributively to limit the application of a noun to one individual or set of individuals, and also to indicate whether the noun used signifies indefinitely one or any one of the class which it names, or definitely a specific object of thought.
- To state in detail; particularize; specify.
- To accuse or charge by an exhibition of articles or accusations.
- To bind by articles of covenant or stipulation: as, to article an apprentice.
- To agree by articles; stipulate.
- n. That part of the proceedings which corresponds to the charge in our English bill in chancery to set aside a deed. The answer is called articles approbatory.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. bind by a contract; especially for a training period
- n. one of a class of artifacts
- n. a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)
- n. (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase
- n. nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin articulus, joint, article, diminutive of artus, joint (translation of Greek arthron, joint, article).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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. (Wiktionary)