article-n; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: a nonfictional prose work, published in a magazine or newspaper

Commentary: ARTICLE[+document][+prose][+nonfiction]

There was an interesting article in the newspaper about glass blowing.
Bob writes review articles for two monthly magazines.
Sally got her article published in Science.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a single artifact, one piece, e.g., of clothing

Commentary: ARTICLE[+quantity][+one][+artifact]
NOTE: a countable concept, so it can occur in the plural, thus more than one artifact can be involved

Several articles of furniture were stolen from the conference room last night.
John found an article of clothing lying in the street.
The airline supplied Mary with a kit of toilet articles when they lost her luggage.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a section or clause of a legal document

Commentary: ARTICLE[+document][+prose][+legal][+section]

The third article of the contract specifies the the obligations of the buyer.
Our firm just filed the articles of incorporation with the state of Delaware.
The congregation recited the articles of faith during the service. (formal clauses of religious belief)


Sense Number 4: a grammatical part of speech, determiners

Commentary: ARTICLE[+unit][+grammar][+determiner]

In English the indefinite article has two forms, 'a' and 'an'.
Articles in German take markings for case, gender and number.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)