article

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.

Primary Meanings of article

1.
n
one of a class of artifacts
2.
n
nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
3.
n
(grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase
4.
v
bind by a contract; especially for a training period
Full Definitions of article
1

n one of a class of artifacts

“an article of clothing”
Examples:
Holy Grail
(legend) chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper
Types:
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article of commerce
an article that is offered for sale
breakable
an article that is fragile and easily broken
knickknack, novelty
a small inexpensive mass-produced article
notion
(usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items
ware
articles of the same kind or material; usually used in combination: `silverware', `software'
metalware
household articles made of metal (especially for use at table)
ribbon
notion consisting of a narrow strip of fine material used for trimming
tableware
articles for use at the table (dishes and silverware and glassware)
tinware
articles of commerce made of tin plate
woodenware
ware for domestic use made of wood
Type of:
artefact, artifact
a man-made object taken as a whole
2

n 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
paper
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
personal
a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
sidebar
a short news story presenting sidelights on a major story
agony column
a newspaper column devoted to personal problems
Type of:
piece
an artistic or literary composition
nonfiction, nonfictional prose
prose writing that is not fictional

n 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
deductible
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)
joker
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
rider
a clause that is appended to a legislative bill
Type of:
section, subdivision
a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
3

n (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase

Types:
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
4

v bind by a contract; especially for a training period

Type of:
bind, hold, obligate, oblige
bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted

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