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Meaning of ARTICLE

Pronunciation:  '├órtikul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  one of a class of artifacts; "an article of clothing"
  2. [n]  nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
  3. [n]  (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase
  4. [n]  a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)
  5. [v]  bind by a contract; esp. for a training period

ARTICLE is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: clause
 See Also: arbitration clause, artefact, article of commerce, artifact, bind, breakable, column, deductible, definite article, determinative, determiner, document, editorial, escalator, escalator clause, feature, feature article, hold, indefinite article, magazine article, news article, news story, newspaper article, newspaper column, nonfiction, nonfictional prose, obligate, oblige, offprint, paper, papers, piece, reprint, rider, section, separate, subdivision, ware, written document



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ar"ti*cle\, n. [F., fr. L. articulus, dim. of artus
    joint, akin to Gr. ?, fr. a root ar to join, fit. See {Art},
    1. 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. A literary composition, forming an independent portion of
       a magazine, newspaper, or cyclopedia.
    3. Subject; matter; concern; distinct. [Obs.]
             A very great revolution that happened in this
             article of good breeding.             --Addison.
             This last article will hardly be believed. --De Foe.
    4. A distinct part. ``Upon each article of human duty.''
       --Paley. ``Each article of time.'' --Habington.
             The articles which compose the blood. --E. Darwin.
    5. A particular one of various things; as, an article of
       merchandise; salt is a necessary article.
             They would fight not for articles of faith, but for
             articles of food.                     --Landor.
    6. Precise point of time; moment. [Obs. or Archaic]
             This fatal news coming to Hick's Hall upon the
             article of my Lord Russell's trial, was said to have
             had no little influence on the jury and all the
             bench to his prejudice.               --Evelyn.
    7. (Gram.) 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.
    8. (Zo["o]l.) One of the segments of an articulated
    {Articles of Confederation}, the compact which was first made
       by the original thirteen States of the United States. They
       were adopted March 1, 1781, and remained the supreme law
       until March, 1789.
    {Articles of impeachment}, an instrument which, in cases of
       impeachment, performs the same office which an indictment
       does in a common criminal case.
    {Articles of war}, rules and regulations, fixed by law, for
       the better government of the army.
    {In the article of death} [L. in articulo mortis], at the
       moment of death; in the dying struggle.
    {Lords of the articles} (Scot. Hist.), a standing committee
       of the Scottish Parliament to whom was intrusted the
       drafting and preparation of the acts, or bills for laws.
    {The Thirty-nine Articles}, statements (thirty-nine in
       number) of the tenets held by the Church of England.
  2. \Ar"ti*cle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Articled}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Articling}.] [Cf. F. articuler, fr. L. articulare.
    See {Article}, n., {Articulate}.]
    1. To formulate in articles; to set forth in distinct
             If all his errors and follies were articled against
             him, the man would seem vicious and miserable.
                                                   --Jer. Taylor.
    2. To accuse or charge by an exhibition of articles.
             He shall be articled against in the high court of
             admiralty.                            --Stat. 33
                                                   Geo. III.
    3. To bind by articles of covenant or stipulation; as, to
       article an apprentice to a mechanic.
  3. \Ar"ti*cle\, v. i.
    To agree by articles; to stipulate; to bargain; to covenant.
          Then he articled with her that he should go away when
          he pleased.                              --Selden.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: In botany terminology, a segment of a jointed stem or of a fruit with constrictions between the seeds.
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