- 1A particular item or object: small household articles articles of clothingMore example sentences
object, thing, item, unit, artefact, piece of merchandise, commodity, product; device, gadget, contrivance, instrument, utensil, tool, implement• informal whatsit, what-d'you-call-it, what's-its-name, whatchamacallit, thingummy, thingy, thingamabob, thingamajig, oojamaflip, oojah, gizmo
- From household articles to children's toys and leather products to paper creations, there are products for every purse and taste.
- The training activities for women will be expanded from tailoring to beautician training, and the repair of household articles.
- Inside are a few photographs of Dr. Kalam, some furniture, other household articles and a visitor's book.
- 2A piece of writing included with others in a newspaper, magazine, or other publication: an article about middle-aged executivesMore example sentences
- Her one-sided piece is written purely from newspaper reports and magazine articles.
- In my class, instead of the typical reading and writing assignments we read newspaper and magazine articles, and wrote letters to the editor.
- It was the lead on the television news and was reported in prominent front-page articles in most newspapers.
- 3A separate clause or paragraph of a legal document or agreement, typically one outlining a single rule or regulation: it is an offence under Article 7 of the TreatyMore example sentences
- Does article 105 of the Regulation have any application in the present case?
- The objections focused on specific articles or clauses.
- These two different approaches draw on two separate articles in the 1951 Refugee Convention.
- 4 (articles) British A period of training with a firm as a solicitor, architect, surveyor, or accountant: he is already in articles it may be worth taking articles in a specialized firmMore example sentences
- He graduated with a B.Proc and then an LLB from the University of Transkei, taking evening courses so that he could do his articles at the Unitra legal aid clinic during the day.
- 4.1The terms on which crew members take service on a ship.More example sentences
- It is necessary therefore to refer to the terms of articles VI and VII of the contract.
- 5 Grammar The definite or indefinite article. See also determiner ( sense 2).More example sentences
- Literally translated into English, without articles, definite or indefinite, it becomes ‘return home occasional book’.
- What I do distinctly recall is the labor of pushing around nouns, verbs, adjectives, articles.
- English is the only Indo-European language in Europe with no gender marking on articles or nouns - ever notice that?
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- Bind (a trainee solicitor, architect, surveyor, or accountant) to undergo a period of training with a firm in order to become qualified: he was articled to a firm of solicitors in YorkMore example sentences
- He was articled to the architect G. E. Street, and in 1858 worked with Rossetti, Burne-Jones, and others on the frescos in the Oxford Union.
- On his return he was articled to the solicitor N. D. Stenhouse, who was at the centre of Sydney's literary community.
- That same year Ernest Gimson was articled to a local architect.
an article of faith
- A firmly held belief: it was an article of faith with this circle that women must free themselvesMore example sentences
- A creed is meant to summarize the explicit teachings or articles of faith, to imbed and thus protect and transmit the beliefs.
- One of the ironies of multiculturalism is its inconsistency with the other tenets of the liberal articles of faith, such as feminism.
- Their conviction rests on seven articles of faith, carefully passed from person to person at all levels of the black community.
article of virtu
- see virtu.
the finished article
- Something that is complete and ready for use: the ground is beginning to look like the finished articleMore example sentences
- Jason was outstanding then, and although he would be the first to acknowledge that he is not yet the finished article, I have no doubt that he can go on to become it.
- Every child had a hand in either designing or painting the finished article, made possible through support from the York Community Pride Challenge Fund and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust.
- You may not be able to see the finished article until later but when you do it is exactly what you wanted.
the genuine article
- A person or thing considered to be an authentic and excellent example of their kind: he recognized the genuine article when he saw itMore example sentences
- Janice and Alison go to great lengths to ensure they sell the genuine article, which comes with a certificate of authenticity.
- Before Reverend Horton Heat even settles into answering questions, you quickly realize that he is the genuine article.
- He said: ‘The public has the right to know that what they buy is the genuine article.’
Middle English (denoting a separate clause of the Apostles' Creed): from Old French, from Latin articulus 'small connecting part', diminutive of artus 'joint'.
Entry from US English dictionary
More definitions of articleDefinition of Article 15 in:
- The US English dictionary