verb (used with object), ar·ti·cled, ar·ti·cling.
Origin of article
Related Words for articlespiece, essay, story, column, feature, item, paper, editorial, commentary, chapter, clause, detail, passage, provision, paragraph, substance, commodity, thing, thingamajig, unit
Examples from the Web for articles
Contemporary Examples of 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
January 6, 2015
The author of two books and dozens of articles about grizzlies, he is a grequent visitor in high school and college classrooms.What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear
November 23, 2014
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
October 29, 2014
“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
October 26, 2014
The total number of articles was 30 million, with 4.4 million in the English-language edition.You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story
October 19, 2014
Historical Examples of articles
It was formed, in fact, by the Articles of Association in 1774.
We think there can be no room for objection to any of the articles.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
John used to call our attention to your articles during the war.
His articles had been typewritten and she had never seen his handwriting.
She opened the blue chest, and packed the articles hastily within.Tiverton Tales
Word Origin for article
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.