articulate

{{11}}articulate (adj.) 1580s in the speech sense (1570s as "formulated in articles"), from L. articulatus (see ARTICULATE (Cf. articulate) (v.)). Literal meaning "composed of segments united by joints" is from c.1600; the general sense of "speaking accurately" is short for articulate-speaking (1829). Related: Articulately.
{{12}}articulate (v.) 1590s, "to divide speech into distinct parts" (earlier "to formally bring charges against," 1550s), from L. articulatus, pp. of articulare "to separate into joints," also "to utter distinctly," from articulus "joint" (see ARTICLE (Cf. article)). Generalized sense of "express in words" is from 1690s. Literal sense, "to join, to attach by joints," is attested from 1610s. Earlier senses, "to set forth in articles," "to bring a charge against" (1560s) now are obsolete or nearly so. Related: Articulated; articulating.

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  • articulate — adj 1 *vocal, oral Analogous words: distinct, clear (see EVIDENT): uttered, voiced (see EXPRESS vb) Antonyms: inarticulate, dumb 2 *vocal, fluent, eloquent, voluble, glib Analogous words: expressing, voicing, uttering, venting (see EXPRESS vb) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Articulate — may refer to: *Articulate (board game) *Articulate sign *Articulate sound *Articulate (architecture)ee also*Articulation …   Wikipedia

  • Articulate — Ar*tic u*late, a. [L. articulatus. See {Articulata}.] 1. Expressed in articles or in separate items or particulars. [Archaic] Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. Jointed; formed with joints; consisting of segments united by joints; as, articulate animals or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Articulate — Ar*tic u*late, v. t. 1. To joint; to unite by means of a joint; to put together with joints or at the joints. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw up or write in separate articles; to particularize; to specify. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 3. To form, as the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • articulate — [adj] clearly, coherently spoken clear, coherent, comprehensible, definite, distinct, eloquent, expressive, fluent, intelligible, lucid, meaningful, understandable, well spoken; concept 267 Ant. misrepresented, unclear, unintelligible articulate… …   New thesaurus

  • articulate — [är tik′yo͞o lit, är tik′yəlit; ] for v. [, är′tik′yo͞olāt΄, är tik′yəlāt΄] adj. [L articulatus, pp. of articulare, to separate into joints, utter distinctly < articulus: see ARTICLE] 1. having parts connected by joints; jointed: usually… …   English World dictionary

  • Articulate — Ar*tic u*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Articulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Articulating}]. 1. To utter articulate sounds; to utter the elementary sounds of a language; to enunciate; to speak distinctly. [1913 Webster] 2. To treat or make terms. [Obs.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • articulate — ARTICULÁTE s. pl. v. artropode. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  ARTICULÁTE s.f.pl. Artropode. [cf. fr. articulés]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 06.03.2006. Sursa: DN …   Dicționar Român

  • Articulate — Ar*tic u*late, n. (Zo[ o]l.) An animal of the subkingdom Articulata. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • articulate — I verb avow, clarify, communicate, converse, convey, enunciate, express, observe, phrase, pronounce, recite, recount, remark, speak, utter II index avow, clarify, coherent (clear), communicate …   Law dictionary

  • articulate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) fluent and clear in speech. 2) having joints or jointed segments. ► VERB 1) pronounce (words) distinctly. 2) clearly express (an idea or feeling). 3) form a joint. 4) ( …   English terms dictionary

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