• A piece of nonfictional writing such as a story, report, opinion piece, or entry in a newspaper, magazine, journal, dictionary, encyclopedia, etc.
  • An object, a member of a group or class.
  • A part of speech that indicates, specifies and limits a noun (a, an, or the in English). In some languages the article may appear as an ending (e.g. definite article in Swedish) or there may be none (e.g. Russian, Pashto).
  • A section of a legal document, bylaws, etc. or, in the plural, the entire document seen as a collection of these.
  • A genuine article.
  • A part or segment of something joined to other parts, or, in combination, forming a structured set.
  • A person; an individual.
  • A wench.
  • Subject matter; concern.
  • A distinct part.
  • A precise point in time; a moment.


  • To bind by articles of apprenticeship.
  • To accuse or charge by an exhibition of articles or accusations.
  • To formulate in articles; to set forth in distinct particulars.


  • From Middle English article, from Old French article, from Latin articulus, from Latin artus, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂értus ("that which is fit together; juncture, ordering"), from the root *h₂er-.

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