Definition for A (an)

a (an), article. [OE án, one; see one, adj.] Any; some; non-specific; one of many possible; indicating general membership in a class of entities; indefinite determiner.

  1. [The form “a” appears preceding words that begin with a consonant.]
  2. [The form “an” appears preceding words that begin with a vowel.]
  3. [To indicate a unit of time.] Phrase. “A little while.”
  4. [To indicate a special or geographical direction.] Phrase. “A little … of.”
  5. Any.

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