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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. a separate section of a legal document ( as a statute or contract or will)
  6. bind by a contract; especially for a training period
  7. 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.
  8. A literary composition, forming an independent portion of a magazine, newspaper, or cyclopedia.
  9. Subject; matter; concern; distinct.
  10. A distinct part.
  11. A particular one of various things; as, an article of merchandise; salt is a necessary article.
  12. Precise point of time; moment.
  13. 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.
  14. One of the segments of an articulated appendage.
  15. To formulate in articles; to set forth in distinct particulars.
  16. To accuse or charge by an exhibition of articles.
  17. To bind by articles of covenant or stipulation; as, to article an apprentice to a mechanic.
  18. To agree by articles; to stipulate; to bargain; to covenant.
  19. 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.
  20. To bind by written agreement, as an apprentice.
  21. A joint or articulation.
  22. 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.
  23. To draw up or bind by articles.
  24. A condition; an item or thing. In gram., a, an, and the.
  25. To bind by or set forth in articles.
  26. A particular thing; item; proposition.
  27. An essay; paper.
  28. One of a class of limiting adjectives, as a, an, and the.
  29. 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.
  30. To draw up in distinct particulars; to bind by articles of agreement; to accuse or charge by an exhibition of articles.
  31. To stipulate.
  32. 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.
  33. To bind by conditions; to stipulate.
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Quotes of article

  1. No power of government ought to be employed in the endeavor to establish any system or article of belief on the subject of religion. – Jeremy Bentham
  2. So here, at Arsenal, we are often surprised when we are shown some of the newspapers, and at the bottom of an article there is a line saying if you know of anyone who had an affair with a player, call this number. It is very strange to us. – Dennis Bergkamp
  3. I think I'm a born storyteller. Inspiration is all around me. I can read a newspaper article and come up with an idea for a book. – Jackie Collins
  4. I first got to know Charles in the late seventies when I wrote an article and then a book about him and I think at the time he came across as quite appealing, it was probably the height of his popularity. – Anthony Holden
  5. Of moral purpose I see no trace in Nature. That is an article of exclusively human manufacture and very much to our credit. – Thomas Huxley
  6. We also quoted Robert Luskin, Rove's attorney, acknowledging that Rove did speak to Cooper late on the week prior to the article coming out, which would have been July 10 or 11. – Michael Isikoff
  7. The particular article ought in my opinion to be treated with absolute contempt. It is too vile to touch. – Emma Lazarus
  8. Fascism is not an article for export. – Benito Mussolini
  9. After the end of the Second World War it was a categorical imperative for us to declare that we renounced war forever in a central article of the new Constitution. – Kenzaburo Oe
  10. Even though Article IV of the Constitution says that treaties are the 'supreme law of the land,' in most instances they're not even law. – Sonia Sotomayor
  11. Every article I see is dope this, junkie that, whiskey this- that ain't my title. – Layne Staley
  12. Every article on these islands has an almost personal character, which gives this simple life, where all art is unknown, something of the artistic beauty of medieval life. – John Millington Synge
  13. As compared with the college politician, the real article seems like an amateur. – Woodrow Wilson

Usage examples for article

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Do you know what that article was, madam, do you know what it was? – The Two Vanrevels by Booth Tarkington
  4. Thus every article of dress will be supported by the shoulders. – The American Woman's Home by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe
  5. I caught sight of the article yesterday, and started at once, without even staying over to see Herbert. – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  6. He brought the newspaper with him, and I have read the article – The Heart of Rome by Francis Marion Crawford
  7. 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
  8. Many times she went back from the door of the class- room to be sure that every article in her room was where it should be. –  by
  9. " Here's an article in the Sunday paper you should see. – Victor Ollnee's Discipline by Hamlin Garland
  10. " Wrote the article of course," said Magee. – Seven Keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers
  11. What a rare article milk is, to be sure, in London! – Dickens As an Educator by James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
  12. 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
  13. But at the last word of the article he stopped. – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  14. Any article of paper would be an appropriate gift. – The Book of Good Manners by W. C. Green
  15. This article should be handed towards the end of July. – Unfolding Destiny by Shoghi Effendi
  16. She read the newspaper article aloud and her mother listened with an expression that puzzled her. – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  17. " What a wonderful chance to answer Miss Slammer's article Molly thought. – Molly Brown's Senior Days by Nell Speed
  18. 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
  19. I read Selingman's marvellous article – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  20. " That's not mine," he said promptly when she showed the article to him. – The Clock Strikes Thirteen by Mildred A. Wirt

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