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Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin articulus 'joint, division', from artus 'joint'

article

noun
     
ar‧ti‧cle S2 W1 [countable]
1TCN

newspaper/magazine

a piece of writing about a particular subject in a newspaper or magazine
article on/about
an article on environmental issues
The paper's leading article (=the main article) described the government as weak.
newspaper articles
2

object

formal a thing, especially one of a group of things [= item]:
household articles
She only took a few articles of clothing with her.
3

law

a part of a law or legal agreement that deals with a particular point:
Article 1 of the constitution guarantees freedom of religion.
4SLG

grammar

technical a word used before a noun to show whether the noun refers to a particular example of something or to a general example of something. In English, 'the' is called the definite article and 'a' and 'an' are called the indefinite article.
5

articles

British EnglishSET an agreement by which someone finishes their training, especially as a lawyer, by working for a company
6

an article of faith

something that you feel very strongly about so that it affects how you think or behave
WORD FOCUS: newspaper WORD FOCUS: newspaper
the press newspapers in general
the media
newspaper, TV, and radio
tabloid
a newspaper that does not contain much serious news, and mainly has short articles and photographs
broadsheet
British English/quality paper American English a newspaper that mostly contains reports about serious news
journalist
/reporter someone whose job is writing articles for newspapers
headline
the title of a newspaper report, written in big letters
article
a piece of writing about something in a newspaper
column
an article that appears regularly in a newspaper, in which someone writes about their opinions
editorial
a piece of writing in which the newspaper gives its comments on recent events
the front page
(which has the main news stories)
the back page
(which has the less important news, and news about sport)
the sports/television/fashion/arts etc page


See also
newspaper

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