Definition of "article" in Essential British English Dictionary

article

noun uk /ˈɑːtɪkl/

B1 a piece of writing in a magazine or newspaper:

I read an article on astrology.

B1 in grammar, used to mean the words ‘the’, ‘a’, or ‘’n’

an object:

articles of clothing

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