definite articlenoun [ C ]uk /ˌdef.ɪ.nət ˈɑː.tɪ.kəl/ us /ˌdef.ɪ.nət ˈɑːr.t̬ɪ.kəl/ specialized
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.