['ɑːtɪk(ə)l] or ['ɑrtɪkl]


(noun.) one of a class of artifacts; 'an article of clothing'.

(noun.) nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication.

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

(noun.) a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will).

(verb.) bind by a contract; especially for a training period.

费格斯录入--From WordNet


(n.) 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.

(n.) A literary composition, forming an independent portion of a magazine, newspaper, or cyclopedia.

(n.) Subject; matter; concern; distinct.

(n.) A distinct part.

(n.) A particular one of various things; as, an article of merchandise; salt is a necessary article.

(n.) Precise point of time; moment.

(n.) One of the three words, a, an, the, used before nouns to limit or define their application. A (or an) is called the indefinite article, the the definite article.

(n.) One of the segments of an articulated appendage.

(n.) To formulate in articles; to set forth in distinct particulars.

(n.) To accuse or charge by an exhibition of articles.

(n.) To bind by articles of covenant or stipulation; as, to article an apprentice to a mechanic.

(v. i.) To agree by articles; to stipulate; to bargain; to covenant.



n. [1]. Part, portion, branch, member, clause, item, particular, count, point.[2]. Term, stipulation, provision, condition, covenant.[3]. Thing, substance, commodity.[4]. (Gram.) Definitive adjective.



n. 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 encyclop鎑ia &c. treating of a subject distinctly and independently: (gram.) the name given to the adjectives the (definite article) and a or an (indefinite article).—v.t. to draw up or bind by articles: to indict charge with specific accusations: bind by articles of apprenticeship.—adj. Artic′ular belonging to the joints.—Articles of association regulations for the business of a joint-stock company registered under the Companies Acts; Articles of faith binding statement of points held by a particular Church; Articles of war code of regulations for the government and discipline of the army and navy.—In the article of death (L. in articulo mortis) at the point of death.—Lords of the Articles a standing committee of the Scottish parliament who drafted the measures to be submitted.—The Thirty-nine Articles the articles of religious belief finally agreed upon by the entire bishops and clergy of the Church of England in 1562.





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