Definitions starting with A

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indefinite article  1. [Car.; OED, indefinite article; before a vowel-sound an] before vowel sounds: 1918 A apple (Parsons 12). 1936 Havin' mo' fun dan a I-lun man in a Ford truck (Dupuch 39). cf. ONE (Black)

2. [Car.] indicating a coin or bank note: A five cent, a five dollar (Gen.)

Tags: article, currency, grammar

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Last update: 2011-10-14 15:42
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.4

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