article

[ ahr-ti-kuh l ]
/ ˈɑr tɪ kəl /

noun

verb (used with object), ar·ti·cled, ar·ti·cling.

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.

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Origin of article

1200–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Medieval Latin articulus article of faith, Latin: joint, limb, member, clause, grammatical article, equivalent to arti- (combining form of artus joint; akin to arthro-, arm2) + -culus -cule1

OTHER WORDS FROM article

sub·ar·ti·cle, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for articles

article
/ (ˈɑːtɪkəl) /

noun

verb (tr)

archaic to accuse

Word Origin for article

C13: from Old French, from Latin articulus small joint, from artus joint
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Cultural definitions for articles

articles

In grammar, the words a, an, and the, which precede a noun or its modifier. The is the definite article; a and an are indefinite articles.

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