Other forms: articles; articled; articling

A piece of non-fiction prose written for a publication is one kind of article.

But a piece of a collection of something is also an article, like an article of clothing. If you're talking grammar, definite and indefinite articles are words, such as a, an, and the, whose purpose is to indicate, specify and limit a noun. An article of faith is something that is firmly believed. And an article of organization or incorporation is a section of a legal document that sets out rules for a company.

Definitions of article
  1. noun
    one of a class of artifacts
    “an article of clothing”
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    Holy Grail
    (legend) chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper
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    article of commerce
    an article that is offered for sale
    an article that is fragile and easily broken
    knickknack, novelty
    a small inexpensive mass-produced article
    (usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items
    articles of the same kind or material; usually used in combination: `silverware', `software'
    household articles made of metal (especially for use at table)
    notion consisting of a narrow strip of fine material used for trimming
    articles for use at the table (dishes and silverware and glassware)
    articles of commerce made of tin plate
    ware for domestic use made of wood
    type of:
    artefact, artifact
    a man-made object taken as a whole
  2. noun
    nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
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    column, editorial, newspaper column
    an article giving opinions or perspectives
    feature, feature article
    a special or prominent article in a newspaper or magazine
    magazine article
    an article published in a magazine
    news article, news story, newspaper article
    an article reporting news
    offprint, reprint, separate
    a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
    a scholarly article describing the results of observations or stating hypotheses
    think piece
    an article in a newspaper or magazine or journal that represents opinions and ideas and discussion rather than bare facts
    lead, lead story
    a news story of major importance
    a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
    a short news story presenting sidelights on a major story
    agony column
    a newspaper column devoted to personal problems
    type of:
    an artistic or literary composition
    nonfiction, nonfictional prose
    prose writing that is not fictional
  3. noun
    a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)
    synonyms: clause
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    arbitration clause
    a clause in a contract providing for arbitration of disputes arising under the contract
    a clause in an insurance policy that relieves the insurer of responsibility to pay the initial loss up to a stated amount
    double indemnity
    a clause in an insurance policy that provides for double the face value of the policy in the case of accidental death
    escalator, escalator clause
    a clause in a contract that provides for an increase or a decrease in wages or prices or benefits etc. depending on certain conditions (as a change in the cost of living index)
    an inconspicuous clause in a document or bill that affects its meaning in a way that is not immediately apparent
    reserve clause
    a clause that used to be part of the contract with a professional athlete extending the contract for a year beyond its expiration
    a clause that is appended to a legislative bill
    type of:
    section, subdivision
    a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
  4. noun
    (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase
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    definite article
    a determiner (as `the' in English) that indicates specificity of reference
    indefinite article
    a determiner (as `a' or `some' in English) that indicates nonspecific reference
    type of:
    determinative, determiner
    one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases
  5. verb
    bind by a contract; especially for a training period
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    bind, hold, obligate, oblige
    bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted




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