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Definitions of article

  1. bind by a contract; esp. for a training period
  2. one of a class of artifacts; " an article of clothing"
  3. nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
  4. ( grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase
  5. bind by a contract; especially for a training period
  6. 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.
  7. A literary composition, forming an independent portion of a magazine, newspaper, or cyclopedia.
  8. Subject; matter; concern; distinct.
  9. A particular one of various things; as, an article of merchandise; salt is a necessary article.
  10. Precise point of time; moment.
  11. One of the three words, a, an, the, used before nouns to limit or define their application. A ( or an) is called the indefinite article, the the definite article.
  12. One of the segments of an articulated appendage.
  13. To formulate in articles; to set forth in distinct particulars.
  14. To accuse or charge by an exhibition of articles.
  15. To bind by articles of covenant or stipulation; as, to article an apprentice to a mechanic.
  16. To agree by articles; to stipulate; to bargain; to covenant.
  17. A single clause, item, or particular, as in a contract or treaty; a prose composition, complete in itself, in a newspaper, magazine, or work of reference; as, an article on peace; a material thing, as one of a class; as, an article of clothing; an item; any of the words a, an, and the used before nouns and substantives to define or limit their application.
  18. To bind by written agreement, as an apprentice.
  19. A separate element, member, or part of anything: a particular substance: a single clause, or term: ( gram.) one of the particles, an or a and the.
  20. To draw up or bind by articles.
  21. A condition; an item or thing. In gram., a, an, and the.
  22. To bind by or set forth in articles.
  23. A particular thing; item; proposition.
  24. An essay; paper.
  25. One of a class of limiting adjectives, as a, an, and the.
  26. A single particular in a statement, treaty, contract, or account; a point of faith; a distinct part; a separate substance or commodity; a contribution to a pediodical; that part of a stalk or stem which is between two joints; a word used before nouns, to limit or define their application. In the article of death, at the moment of death. Articles of war, a military code.
  27. To draw up in distinct particulars; to bind by articles of agreement; to accuse or charge by an exhibition of articles.
  28. To stipulate.
  29. A clause or item; a particular thing; a contribution in a periodical; in gram., a word put before a noun to point it out and limit its application.
  30. To bind by conditions; to stipulate.
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Usage examples for article

  1. Do you know what that article was, madam, do you know what it was? – The Two Vanrevels by Booth Tarkington
  2. " That's not mine," he said promptly when she showed the article to him. – The Clock Strikes Thirteen by Mildred A. Wirt
  3. The girl's hands trembled slightly as she took the paper, and ran her eyes rapidly over the article. – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  4. She read the newspaper article aloud and her mother listened with an expression that puzzled her. – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  5. The Prince will sign such an article to- morrow or the next day at your office in the city. – The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon
  6. But at the last word of the article he stopped. – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  7. He brought the newspaper with him, and I have read the article. – The Heart of Rome by Francis Marion Crawford
  8. This article should be handed towards the end of July. – Unfolding Destiny by Shoghi Effendi
  9. If the article had told him nothing new, it at least explained that sentence in the Tocsin's letter- they are playing their last card to- night. – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  10. Julia, looking up, noticed the flushed face of her brother, and, before her father could prevent her, sprang up and, leaning over Walter's shoulder, read the article. – Amos Huntingdon by T.P. Wilson
  11. And this came to be recognised as an article in the creed of the sergeant's mess. – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  12. " What a wonderful chance to answer Miss Slammer's article," Molly thought. – Molly Brown's Senior Days by Nell Speed
  13. Thus every article of dress will be supported by the shoulders. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe
  14. " Wrote the article, of course," said Magee. – Seven Keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers
  15. I caught sight of the article yesterday, and started at once, without even staying over to see Herbert. – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  16. " Here's an article in the Sunday paper you should see. – Victor Ollnee's Discipline by Hamlin Garland
  17. I read Selingman's marvellous article. – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
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