• WordNet 3.6
    • v article bind by a contract; especially for a training period
    • n article one of a class of artifacts "an article of clothing"
    • n article nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
    • n article (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase
    • n article a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1943, the July issue of "Transportation Magazine" had an article entitled "1943 Guide to Hiring Women."
    • Article A distinct part. "Upon each article of human duty.""Each article of time.""The articles which compose the blood."
    • Article 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.
    • Article A literary composition, forming an independent portion of a magazine, newspaper, or cyclopedia.
    • Article 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."
    • Article (Zoöl) One of the segments of an articulated appendage.
    • Article (Gram) One of the three words, a an the, used before nouns to limit or define their application. Aor an) is called the indefinite article, the the definite article.
    • Article Precise point of time; moment. "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."
    • Article Subject; matter; concern; distinct. "A very great revolution that happened in this article of good breeding.""This last article will hardly be believed."
    • Article To accuse or charge by an exhibition of articles. "He shall be articled against in the high court of admiralty."
    • v. i Article To agree by articles; to stipulate; to bargain; to covenant. "Then he articled with her that he should go away when he pleased."
    • Article To bind by articles of covenant or stipulation; as, to article an apprentice to a mechanic.
    • Article To formulate in articles; to set forth in distinct particulars. "If all his errors and follies were articled against him, the man would seem vicious and miserable."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In an article in 1998, The Journal of the American Medical Association claimed that adverse drug reactions may cause more than 100,000 deaths a year in the US alone.
    • n article A joint connecting two parts of the body.
    • n article One of the parts thus connected; a jointed segment or part.
    • n article In botany, the name formerly given to that part of a stalk or stem which is between two joints.
    • n article A separate member or portion of anything. In particular— A clause, item, point, or particular in a contract, treaty, or other formal agreement; a condition or stipulation in a contract or bargain: as, articles of association; articles of apprenticeship.
    • n article A distinct proposition in a connected series; one of the particulars constituting a system: as, the Thirty-nine Articles; the articles of religion.
    • n article A separate clause or provision of a statute: as, the act of the six articles (see below).
    • n article A distinct charge or count: as, articles of impeachment.
    • n article A distinct item in an account or a list.
    • n article One of a series of regulations: as, the articles of war.
    • n article A literary composition on a specific topic, forming an independent portion of a book or literary publication, especially of a newspaper, magazine, review, or other periodical: as, an article on war, or on earthquakes and their causes.
    • n article A material thing as part of a class, or, absolutely, a particular substance or commodity: as, an article of merchandise; an article of clothing; salt is a necessary article.
    • n article A particular immaterial thing; a matter.
    • n article A concern; a piece of business; a subject. A point or nick of time joining two successive periods; a juncture; a moment; the moment or very moment.
    • n article The number 10, or any number ending in a cipher.
    • n article In grammar, a word used attributively to limit the application of a noun to one individual or set of individuals, and also to indicate whether the noun used signifies indefinitely one or any one of the class which it names, or definitely a specific object of thought. The two articles are regarded as a distinct part of speech. They are in English an (before consonant-sounds a) and the. An was originally the same word as one, and in meaning is an unemphatic any; it singles out an individual as an example of a class, any other member of the class being capable of serving as example equally well. A or an is accordingly called the indefinite article. The was originally a demonstrative pronoun, and in meaning is an unemphatic this or that; it points out a particular individual or set of individuals, and is consequently known as the definite article. Articles may therefore be regarded as a specialized and segregated class of pronouns. Some languages, as Latin, have no articles; others, as Hebrew and Greek, have the definite article only. The indefinite article is always of later formation than the definite. [The name article is a translation of the word α%27ρθρον, joint, which was applied by the Greek grammarians to the one article of that language (the definite), on account of its frequent use after the manner of a relative to join an adjective to a noun: as, ἀνη\ρ ὁ ἀγαθόζ, literally, man the good, for (the) man who (is) good, that is, the good man.]
    • article To state in detail; particularize; specify.
    • article To accuse or charge by an exhibition of articles or accusations.
    • article To bind by articles of covenant or stipulation: as, to article an apprentice.
    • article To agree by articles; stipulate.
    • n article That part of the proceedings which corresponds to the charge in our English bill in chancery to set aside a deed. The answer is called articles approbatory.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Siberia, in 1994, a container full of marijuana was discovered in the 2,000-year-old grave of a Scythian princess and priestess, among the many other articles buried with her.
    • n Article ärt′i-kl a separate element, member, or part of anything: a particular substance: a single clause or term: a distinct point in an agreement, or an agreement looked at as complete, as in 'articles of apprenticeship,' &c.: rules or conditions generally: a section of any document: a literary composition in a journal, newspaper, encyclopædia, &c., treating of a subject distinctly and independently:
    • v.t Article to draw up or bind by articles: to indict, charge with specific accusations: bind by articles of apprenticeship
    • n Article ärt′i-kl (gram.) the name given to the adjectives the (definite article) and a or an (indefinite article)
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  • Marshall Mcluhan
    “The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    “How many things served us but yesterday as articles of faith, which today we deem but fables?”
  • P. D. Armour
    P. D. Armour
    “Anybody can cut prices, but it takes brains to produce a better article.”
  • John Ruskin
    “Men cannot not live by exchanging articles, but producing them. They live by work not trade.”
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    “Non-violence is the article of faith.”
  • William M. Thackeray
    “Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. articulus, dim. of artus, joint, akin to Gr. , fr. a root ar, to join, fit. See Art (n.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. articulus, a little joint—artus, a joint.


In literature:

See Tobacco, Article III.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
Modern beliefs in ghosts and in spiritualistic phenomena testify to the persistence of this article of faith.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
And lastly, Judge Damon has constantly refused to do a set of political articles for me.
"Paul and the Printing Press" by Sara Ware Bassett
The King cannot, since the First Article excludes him from the negotiation.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. XI" by Various
In the same vault bronze candelabra and other articles, jewels and coins were found.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
They were then about equally productive in that article.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
All these rare and delightful articles he was willing to exchange for rags.
"Makers of Many Things" by Eva March Tappan
Come what may, I must write that article.
"The Time of Roses" by L. T. Meade
I can remember how, a little later, I used to listen with wonder to his expositions of the Thirty-nine Articles.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
Do not meddle with, nor stare at the articles in the room.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke

In poetry:

—"What men are you beside the way?"—
The bold Sir Hornbook cried:
—"My name is The, my brother's A,"—
Sir Article replied.
"Sir Hornbook" by Thomas Love Peacock
Q. Rehearse, with voice distinct and solemn air,
Those articles the Christian Faith requires,
That I may thence collect, how just they are,
And on what grounds thou foundest thy desires.
"The Catechism " by Rees Prichard
Who tells you how clever one Mr. Fun-blank is,
How charming his Articles 'gainst the Nobility; —
And assures you that even a gentleman's rank is,
In Jeremy's school, of no sort of utility.
"Ode to the Sublime Porte" by Thomas Moore
There was a youthful genius once, a boy of thirteen years,
Named Cyrus Franklin Edison Lavoisier De Squeers.
To study he was not inclined, for fun he had a bent;
But there was just one article he wanted to invent.
"The Instructiphone" by Carolyn Wells
Betty read the articles and pondered quite a while,
Then nodded to her husband with a soft but gentle smile.
And the happy little couple are at last released from strife.
For Betty Yack, of Mittyack, stays dumb for all her life.
"The Alternative - 1927" by C J Dennis
Then Betsey she got her specs from off the mantel-shelf,
And read the article over quite softly to herself;
Read it by little and little, for her eyes is gettin' old,
And lawyers' writin' ain't no print, especially when it's cold.
"How Betsey And I Made Up" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

Correction to This Article This article incorrectly referred to Felix as defunct.
Correction to This Article Earlier versions of this article misstated the name of an organization focused on children's teeth.
Correction to This Article The first name of Missouri Democratic Senate candidate Nancy Farmer was incorrect in an Oct 24 article about the Missouri governor's race.
Correction to This Article This article incorrectly said that the Miner Safety and Health Act was passed by the House in July.
Correction to This Article A version of this article that appeared in the newspaper today incorrectly spelled the name of Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell.
Correction to This Article The article on the future of NASA mischaracterized a rocket test scheduled for this month NASA will conduct a static test-firing of a first-stage motor designed for the Ares I rocket.
Correction to This Article A March 11 article about the killing of Christian peace activist Tom Fox incorrectly identified a professor who was a friend of Fox's.
Correction to This Article A May 3 Page One article about a new strain of tuberculosis incorrectly said that the disease is caused by a virus.
Editor's Note: In 2004 David Hass wrote an article about titanium welding that has become one of the most widely read articles on
(CBS News) Monday on "CBS This Morning," Bob Schieffer said a new cover article in Newsweek, which calls Mitt Romney a wimp , could hurt him, despite Romney dismissing the article in a CBS News interview on Sunday.
Correction to This Article This article about US and Canadian security preparations for next month's Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C.
Descriptions of all the articles in this series, and links to them, can be found at the end of this article.
Correction to This Article The print edition of this article incorrectly referred to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as president.
This time, the Associated Press has produced an article about Parker, an article that has been picked up by dozens of newspapers and news outlets around the country.
The title of the article, "A Conservative Perspective" (Nov 24), implied that the lead article, "Science and Religion" was liberal.

In science:

For simplicity, we denote “events per kg of CsI(Tl) per day” by pkd in this article.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
This article is concerned with random holomorphic polynomials and their generalizations to algebraic and symplectic geometry. A natural algebro-geometric generalization involves random holomorphic sections H 0 (M , LN ) of the powers of any positive line bundle L → M over any complex manifold.
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
The focus of these articles is on the configurations and correlations of zeros of random polynomials and their generalizations, which we discuss below.
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
Maltsev for explaining me his article and for enlightening discussions. I would like also to thank G.
Solutions to WDVV from generalized Drinfeld-Sokolov hierarchies
The field surveyed in this article is young and evolving.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey