American English

Definition of article noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1article (on/about something) a piece of writing about a particular subject in a newspaper or magazine Have you seen that article about young fashion designers?
  2. 2(law) a separate item in an agreement or a contract Article 3 of the U.S. Constitution describes the American court system.
  3. 3(formal) a particular item or separate thing, especially one of a set synonym item articles of clothing You may bring one personal article on board, such as a handbag. The articles found in the car helped the police to identify the body.
  4. 4(grammar) the words a and an (the indefinite article) or the (the definite article)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: article