W1S2 [ˈa:tıkəl US ˈa:r-] n
5 articles
6 an article of faith
[Date: 1100-1200; : Old French; Origin: Latin articulus 'joint, division', from artus 'joint']
a piece of writing about a particular subject in a newspaper or magazine
article on/about
an article on environmental issues
The paper's leading article (=the main article) described the government as weak.
newspaper articles
2.) ¦(OBJECT)¦
formal a thing, especially one of a group of things
= ↑item
household articles
She only took a few articles of clothing with her.
3.) ¦(LAW)¦
a part of a law or legal agreement that deals with a particular point
Article 1 of the constitution guarantees freedom of religion.
4.) ¦(GRAMMAR)¦
technical a word used before a noun to show whether the noun refers to a particular example of something or to a general example of something. In English, 'the' is called the definite article and 'a' and 'an' are called the indefinite article.
5.) articles
BrE an agreement by which someone finishes their training, especially as a lawyer, by working for a company
6.) an article of faith
something that you feel very strongly about so that it affects how you think or behave

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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