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.
morpheme that makes explicit the (usually) definite nature of a noun, and sometimes its gender, number and case. Examples: English the; Spanish el, los, las; French le, la, les; Arabic al-; Hebrew ha-; Romanian -ul.
The, a, or an used as adjectives before nouns: the cups, a cup, an extra cup. The is a definite article. A (used before consonant sounds) and an (used before vowel sounds) are indefinite articles.
definite article - the - helps identify a noun as known eg: He loves the dog. indefinite article , an - helps identify a noun as not known eg: He wants cat.
(grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase
a kind of adjective which is always used with and gives some information about a noun
a part of discourse (in ancient Greek, Latin, and German having case endings and) being place before nouns
a type of adjective
a word placed before a noun that indicates its number and its degree of definiteness
a word placed before a noun to show whether the latter is used in a particular or general sense
a word placed in front of a noun and it either means 'a' or 'the'
a word that introduces a noun and also limits or clarifies it
a word that is put next
a word that modifies a noun in a particular way, by stating whether the noun is specific, unspecific, or partial
a word that precedes a noun to identify it as a noun rather than describe it
a word used to indicate a noun and to state its purpose
The words a, an, and the in English. Articles are used to introduce and identify nouns. e.g. potato; an onion; the supermarket
A word that lets you know the next word or so is a noun; in English it can be the definite article "the" or the indefinite article "a" or "an."
One of a set of three words: the, the definite article; and an, the two forms of the indefinite article.
There are two types of articles: definite articles, a, an; indefinite articles, the. We use a and an with singular count nouns. The second time we refer to the same person or thing, we use the.
Articles are the little words that modify nouns. , an and the are the three articles they are also adjectives as they modify nouns. See also definite article and indefinite article. Note: (In choosing which article to use it is important to understand the difference between countable and non countable nouns.)
A somewhat arbitrary grammatical category: a class of determiners, which have a complex range of semantic functions. Spanish and English have a definite and an indefinite article, respectively el/the and un/a.
a word that precedes a noun and shows whether the noun is definite or indefinite; a kind of determiner or noun-marker. Indefinite article: a (an). Definite article: the.
one of a small set of words or affixes (as a, an, and the) used with nouns to limit or give definiteness to the application. English has an indefinite article (a, an) and a definite article (the). Welsh has only a definite article. I'm sure whole articles have been written about articles.
A word used to signal a noun and to specify its application. In English, the definite article is the, and the indefinite articles are a and an.
a word such as a/an (indefinite articles), the (definite article) which has no meaning by itself, and which you use in front of a noun or noun phrase, e.g. a database is the electronic equivalent of an indexed filing cabinet
An article modifies a noun, making it definite ( the), or indefinite (, an). the first page, poem by Keats
The "indefinite" articles are a and an. The "definite article" is the.
An article is usually a word that is next to a noun or any word that modifies a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. Morphemes (affixes) filling the same functions as such grammatical words are also often referred to as articles (See examples from Romanian and Swedish below).