definite articlenoun [ C ]uk /ˌdef.ɪ.nət ˈɑː.tɪ.kəl/ us /ˌdef.ɪ.nət ˈɑːr.t̬ɪ.kəl/ specialized
- In French, you must include either the definite article 'le' or 'la', or the indefinite article 'un' or 'une', before a noun.
- Remember to use the definite article before 'radio' in sentences like 'I was listening to the radio'.
Examples from literature
- Al is the Arabic definite article.
- The definite article the belongs to nouns in the singular or plural number.
- The is, therefore, called the definite article.
- The present participle with the definite article the before it, becomes a noun, and must have the preposition of after it.
- There is one definite article, la, invariable.