Meaning of "a" in Essential English Dictionary


determiner uk strong // uk weak /ə/ also an

A1 used before a noun to mean one thing or person:

I need a car.
Can I have an apple?

A1 every or each:

Take one tablet three times a day.

A1 used to say what job someone does:

She’s a mechanic.

(Definition of “a” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)