Meaning of ARTICLE in English

/ ˈɑːtɪkl; NAmE ˈɑːrt-/ noun


article (on / about sth) a piece of writing about a particular subject in a newspaper or magazine :

Have you seen that article about young fashion designers?

—see also leading article


( law ) a separate item in an agreement or a contract :

Article 10 of the European Convention guarantees free speech.


( formal ) a particular item or separate thing, especially one of a set

SYN item :

articles of clothing

toilet articles such as soap and shampoo

The articles found in the car helped the police to identify the body.


( grammar ) the words a and an ( the indefinite article ) or the ( the definite article )



Middle English (denoting a separate clause of the Apostles' Creed, a formal statement of Christian beliefs): from Old French , from Latin articulus small connecting part, diminutive of artus joint.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.