Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “indefinite article”

See all translations

indefinite article

noun [C] uk   specialized us  
B1 the grammatical name for the words "a" and "an" in English or words in other languages that have a similar use
More examples
Translations of “indefinite article”
in Korean 부정관사…
in Arabic أَداة تَنْكير (نَحو)…
in Portuguese artigo indefinido…
in Catalan article indefinit…
in Japanese (文法)不定冠詞…
in Italian articolo indefinito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不定冠詞…
in Russian неопределенный артикль…
in Turkish belgisiz/belirtisiz harfi tarif…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不定冠词…
in Polish rodzajnik lub przedimek nieokreślony…
(Definition of indefinite article from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of indefinite article?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “indefinite article” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

make believe

believing or imagining things that appear to be attractive or exciting, but are not real

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More