a written composition in prose, usually nonfiction, on a specific topic, forming an independent part of a book or other publication, as a newspaper or magazine.
an individual object, member, or portion of a class; an item or particular: an article of food;articles of clothing.
something of indefinite character or description: What is that article?
an item for sale; commodity.
Grammar. any member of a small class of words, or, as in Swedish or Romanian, affixes, found in certain languages, as English, French, and Arabic, that are linked to nouns and that typically have a grammatical function identifying the noun as a noun rather than describing it. In English the definite article is the, the indefinite article is a or an, and their force is generally to impart specificity to the noun or to single out the referent from the class named by the noun.
a clause, item, point, or particular in a contract, treaty, or other formal agreement; a condition or stipulation in a contract or bargain: The lawyers disagreed on the article covering plagiarism suits.
a separate clause or provision of a statute.
Slang. a person: Trust me, this guy's not just any article, he's Mr. Right.
Archaic. a subject or matter of interest, thought, business, etc.
Obsolete. a specific or critical point of time; juncture or moment: the article of death.
to set forth in articles; charge or accuse specifically: They articled his alleged crimes.
to bind by articles of covenant or stipulation: to article an apprentice.
- sub·ar·ti·cle, noun
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How to use article in a sentence
Since the article has been published, the Senate has actually voted against the government and the law will now come into effect this year.Podcast: COVID-19 is helping turn Brazil into a surveillance state | Anthony Green | September 16, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
This article was originally published on our Biology and Beyond channel in June 2020.The Environmental Headache in Your Shampoo - Issue 90: Something Green | Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay | September 16, 2020 | Nautilus
Complementing the Spotlight program are custom events, which are either sold as standalone products or as part of bigger editorial packages that can include everything from articles to custom video.‘Eager to explore more’: Business Insider’s virtual events strategy lifts volume and plants evergreen on-demand feature | Max Willens | September 16, 2020 | Digiday
This article, the second in a series on global migration caused by climate change, is a result of a partnership between ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine, with support from the Pulitzer Center.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration | by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut | September 15, 2020 | ProPublica
Previously, the publisher could get approximations of this behavior by pulling specific article data, but this speeds up the process.‘Without the luxury of time’: The Wall Street Journal rolls out new products for the fast-tempo ad market | Lucinda Southern | September 15, 2020 | Digiday
This same outlet worked the phrase “engagement to toyboy lover” into the headline of their article on Fry.Freaking Out About Age Gaps in Gay Relationships Is Homophobic | Samantha Allen | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
That article noted that the F-35 does not currently have the ability to down-link live video to ground troops,.
This article was adapted from one originally published by IranWire.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq | IranWire | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
“The origin of Brokpas is lost in antiquity,” a research article from the University of Delhi notes.
This article is adapted from one by Masud Moheb originally published by IranWire on 26 December 2014.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread | IranWire | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The magazines sketch us a lively article, the newspapers vignette us, step by step, a royal tour.
By this new species of shorthand we might have embodied this very article in half a dozen sprightly etchings!
When an article is written, the financial reward (and we may as well live as not) is a matter of certainty.First Plays | A. A. Milne
He scratched his head, scrutinized the article he had been perusing, and took a graceful survey of the paper.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
To these and the general forms of old English pipes, I purpose confining myself in the present article.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
British Dictionary definitions for article
one of a class of objects; item: an article of clothing
an unspecified or previously named thing, esp a small object: he put the article on the table
a distinct part of a subject or action
a written composition on a subject, often being one of several found in a magazine, newspaper, etc
a clause or section in a written document such as a treaty, contract, statute, etc
in articles formerly, undergoing training, according to the terms of a written contract, in the legal profession
archaic a topic or subject
archaic to accuse
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