article
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin articulus joint, division, diminutive of artus joint, limb; akin to Greek arariskein to fit — more at arm Date: 13th century 1. a. a distinct often numbered section of a writing b. a separate clause c. a stipulation in a document (as a contract or a creed) <
articles of indenture
>
d. a nonfictional prose composition usually forming an independent part of a publication (as a magazine) 2. an item of business ; matter 3. any of a small set of words or affixes (as a, an, and the) used with nouns to limit or give definiteness to the application 4. a member of a class of things; especially an item of goods <
articles of value
>
5. a thing or person of a particular and distinctive kind or class <
the genuine article
>
II. transitive verb (-cled; articling) Date: 1820 to bind by articles (as of apprenticeship)

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  • Article — Ar ti*cle, n. [F., fr. L. articulus, dim. of artus joint, akin to Gr. ?, fr. a root ar to join, fit. See {Art}, n.] 1. A distinct portion of an instrument, discourse, literary work, or any other writing, consisting of two or more particulars, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Article — Ar ti*cle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Articled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Articling}.] [Cf. F. articuler, fr. L. articulare. See {Article}, n., {Articulate}.] 1. To formulate in articles; to set forth in distinct particulars. [1913 Webster] If all his errors… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Article — Ar ti*cle, v. i. To agree by articles; to stipulate; to bargain; to covenant. [R.] [1913 Webster] Then he articled with her that he should go away when he pleased. Selden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ARTICLE — s. m. Jointure des os, dans le corps de l homme ou de l animal. Il ne désigne proprement que Les articulations mobiles. Il était blessé à un des articles du petit doigt. Les doigts sont divisés en plusieurs articles. En ce sens, il vieillit : on… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • ARTICLE — n. m. T. d’ancienne Anatomie Articulation mobile. Il était blessé à un des articles du petit doigt. Les doigts sont divisés en plusieurs articles. On emploie plutôt Articulation, excepté dans Amputation dans l’article, Celle que l’on pratique en… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

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