verb (used with object), ar·ti·cled, ar·ti·cling.
Origin of article
Examples from the Web for articles
It upsets me because I used to really, and still do sometimes, love the articles Salon writes.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire|William O’Connor|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The author of two books and dozens of articles about grizzlies, he is a grequent visitor in high school and college classrooms.
What the articles failed to mention was that it is only the extremely rich who were not benefiting from these policies.What Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff Can Teach Hillary Clinton|Heather Arnet|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I want to meet with them,” Ponomarev said, pointing out that he is a reader of The Nation and often agrees with its articles.The Bolshevik Who Thinks ‘The Nation’ Is Too Left Wing|Eli Lake|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The total number of articles was 30 million, with 4.4 million in the English-language edition.
A brisk trade was soon opened; the articles in greatest request being powder and ball.
There were rumours that among the articles was a silver coal-scuttle, but it proved to be a sugar-bowl in that pattern.Tommy and Grizel|J.M. Barrie
Articles agreed on between the American and British Commissioners.
I wanted to make a raft fit to carry on shore a great variety of articles far too large and heavy for our present boat.The Swiss Family Robinson|Johann David Wyss
In addition to material obtained in these ways, articles may be secured from specialists who write as an avocation.How To Write Special Feature Articles|Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
British Dictionary definitions for articles
Word Origin for article
Word Origin and History for articles
c.1200, "separate parts of anything written" (e.g. the statements in the Apostles' Creed, the clauses of a statute or contract), from Old French article (13c.), from Latin articulus, diminutive of artus "a joint" (from PIE *ar-tu-, from *ar- "to fit together;" (see arm (n.1)).
Meaning extended to "a small division," then generalized to "item, thing." Older sense preserved in Articles of War "military regulations" (1716) and Articles of Confederation (U.S. history). Meaning "literary composition in a journal, etc." (independent, but part of a larger work) first recorded 1712. Meaning "piece of property" (clothing, etc.) first attested 1796, originally in rogue's cant.