Definition of Article

1. Noun. Nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication.

2. Verb. Bind by a contract; especially for a training period.
Generic synonyms: Bind, Hold, Obligate, Oblige

3. Noun. One of a class of artifacts. "An article of clothing"
Generic synonyms: Artefact, Artifact
Specialized synonyms: Article Of Commerce, Breakable, Knickknack, Novelty, Notion, Ware

4. Noun. A separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will).
Exact synonyms: Clause
Generic synonyms: Section, Subdivision
Specialized synonyms: Arbitration Clause, Deductible, Double Indemnity, Escalator, Escalator Clause, Joker, Reserve Clause, Rider
Group relationships: Document, Papers, Written Document
Category relationships: Contract

5. Noun. (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase.
Category relationships: Grammar
Generic synonyms: Determinative, Determiner
Specialized synonyms: Definite Article, Indefinite Article

Definition of Article

1. 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; as, an article in the Constitution. Hence: A clause in a contract, system of regulations, treaty, or the like; a term, condition, or stipulation in a contract; a concise statement; as, articles of agreement.

2. v. t. To formulate in articles; to set forth in distinct particulars.

3. v. i. To agree by articles; to stipulate; to bargain; to covenant.

Definition of Article

1. Noun. A part or segment of something joined to other parts, or, in combination, forming a structured set. ¹

2. Noun. A story, report, or opinion piece in a newspaper, magazine, journal, internet etc. ¹

3. Noun. A member of a group or class ¹

4. Noun. An object. ¹

5. Noun. (context: grammar) 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). ¹

6. Noun. A section of a legal document, bylaws, etc. ¹

7. Noun. (context: derogatory) A person. ¹

8. Noun. (1811) A wench. A prime '''article'''. A handsome girl. ¹

9. Verb. To study or train to become qualified, especially in the legal profession. ¹

10. Verb. To bind by articles of apprenticeship. ¹

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Definition of Article

1. to charge with specific offenses [v -CLED, -CLING, -CLES]

Medical Definition of Article

1. In botany terminology, a segment of a jointed stem or of a fruit with constrictions between the seeds. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Article

artichoke bottom
artichoke bottoms
artichoke heart
artichoke plant
article (current term)
article of clothing
article of commerce
article of extraordinary value
article of faith
article of furniture
articled clerk
articles of agreement
articles of faith
articles of incorporation
articling clerk

Literary usage of Article

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"article II. Officers See. 1. The officers shall consist of a president and a ... article III. Powers of the Commission Sec. 1. The commission shall have no ..."

2. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1912)
"Laughter is not a psychological article. A brief systematic article Attention is based on that of the ninth edition; it refers us to Psychology. ..."

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