Meaning of ARTICLE in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɑ:(r)tɪk(ə)l ]

( articles)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


An article is a piece of writing that is published in a newspaper or magazine.

...a newspaper article...

According to an article in The Economist the drug could have side effects.

N-COUNT : oft N prep


You can refer to objects as articles of some kind.

...articles of clothing...

...household articles.

N-COUNT : oft N of n


If you describe something as the genuine article , you are emphasizing that it is genuine, and often that it is very good.

The vodka was the genuine article.

PHRASE : v-link PHR , PHR after v [ emphasis ]


An article of a formal agreement or document is a section of it which deals with a particular point.

...Article 50 of the UN charter.

N-COUNT : oft N of n , N num


Someone who is in articles is being trained as a lawyer or accountant by a firm with whom they have a written agreement. ( BRIT )

N-PLURAL : usu prep N


In grammar, an article is a kind of determiner. In English, ‘a’ and ‘an’ are called the indefinite article , and ‘the’ is called the definite article .


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