Definition of A by Merriam-Webster

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ass="anchor-name ga-track-hom" id="h1-anchor">

ass="hword">a

an class="fl">an class="important-blue-link">nounan>an>

ass="lbs">,

ass="lb">often capitalized

,

ass="lb">often attributive

an id="save-to-list-link">

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an>

an class="prs">

ass="first-slash">

ass="pr"> ˈā

an class="play-pron hw-play-pron" title="How to pronounce a (audio)">

an>

ass="last-slash">

an>an class="vg-ins">

ass="il plural"> plural

ass="if">a’s

ass="il or"> or

ass="if">as

ass="first-slash">

an class="prt-a">

ass="mw">ˈāz

an class="play-pron" title="How to pronounce a (audio)">an>
an>

ass="last-slash">

an>

ass="">Definition of a

ass="entryNumbers"> (Entry 1 of 13)

an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-sn">

ass="sn sense-1 a">

ass="num">1

ass="letter">a

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: the 1st letter of the English alphabet

an>an class="sb-1">

ass="sense has-sn">

ass="sn sense-b">

ass="letter">b

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: a graphic representation of this letter

an>an class="sb-2">

ass="sn sense-c">

ass="letter">c

an class="dt">an class="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: a speech counterpart of an>an>

a speech counterpart of an class="mw_t_d_link">orthographican>

an>an>an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-2">

ass="num">2

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: the sixth tone of a C-major scale

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-3">

ass="num">3

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: a graphic device for reproducing the letter a

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-4">

ass="num">4

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: one designated a especially as the first in order or class

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-sn">

ass="sn sense-5 a">

ass="num">5

ass="letter">a

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: a grade rating a student’s work as superior in quality

an>an class="sb-1">

ass="sense has-sn">

ass="sn sense-b">

ass="letter">b

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: one graded or rated with an A

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-6">

ass="num">6

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: something shaped like the letter A

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-7">

ass="num">7

ass="lb">capitalized

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: the one of the four ABO blood groups characterized by the presence of antigens designated by the letter A and by the presence of antibodies against the antigens present in the B blood group

an>

ass="anchor-name anchor-spacer ga-track-hom" id="h2-anchor">

ass="hword">a

an class="fl">an class="important-blue-link">indefinite articlean>an>an class="prs">

ass="first-slash">

ass="pr"> ə

ass="addPunct">,

ass="pr">

ass="l"> for emphasis

(ˈ)ā

an class="play-pron hw-play-pron" title="How to pronounce a (audio)">

an>

ass="addPunct">,

ass="pr">

ass="l"> Canadian

ˈa

an class="play-pron hw-play-pron" title="How to pronounce a (audio)">

an>

ass="last-slash">

an>

ass="hword2">Definition of a (Entry 2 of 13)

an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-1">

ass="num">1

ass="dt">

ass="uns">

ass="un">

ass="mdash">—

ass="unText">used as a function word before singular nouns when the referent is unspecified

ass="vis">

ass="vi">

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">

ass="mw_t_sp">a man overboard

ass="unText"> and before number collectives and some numbers

ass="vis">

ass="vi">

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">

ass="mw_t_sp">a dozen

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-2">

ass="num">2

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: the same

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">birds of a feather

ass="ex-sent t no-aq sents">swords all of a length

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-sn">

ass="sn sense-3 a">

ass="num">3

ass="letter">a

ass="dt">

ass="uns">

ass="un">

ass="mdash">—

ass="unText">used as a function word before a singular noun followed by a restrictive modifier

ass="vis">

ass="vi">

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">

ass="mw_t_sp">a man who was here yesterday

an>an class="sb-1">

ass="sn sense-b">

ass="letter">b

an class="dt">an class="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: an class="mw_t_sx">

ass="text-uppercase">any

an>an>

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">

ass="mw_t_sp">a person who is sick can’t work

an>an>an class="sb-2">

ass="sense has-sn">

ass="sn sense-c">

ass="letter">c

ass="dt">

ass="uns">

ass="un">

ass="mdash">—

ass="unText">used as a function word before a mass noun to denote a particular type or instance

ass="vis">

ass="vi">

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">

ass="mw_t_sp">a bronze made in ancient times

an>an class="sb-3">

ass="sense has-sn">

ass="sn sense-d">

ass="letter">d

ass="dt">

ass="uns">

ass="un">

ass="mdash">—

ass="unText">used as a function word before a proper noun representing an example or type

ass="vis">

ass="vi">

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">the attractions of a Boston or a Cleveland

an>an class="sb-4">

ass="sense has-sn">

ass="sn sense-e">

ass="letter">e

ass="dt">

ass="uns">

ass="un">

ass="mdash">—

ass="unText">used as a function word before a proper noun to indicate limited knowledge about the referent

ass="vis">

ass="vi">

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">

ass="mw_t_sp">a Mr. Smith called to inquire about the job

an>an class="sb-5">

ass="sense has-sn">

ass="sn sense-f">

ass="letter">f

ass="dt">

ass="uns">

ass="un">

ass="mdash">—

ass="unText">used as a function word before a proper noun to distinguish the condition of the referent from a usual, former, or hypothetical condition

ass="vis">

ass="vi">

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">

ass="mw_t_sp">a triumphant Ms. Jones greeted her supporters

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an>an class="sb-6">

ass="sense has-sn">

ass="sn sense-g">

ass="letter">g

ass="dt">

ass="uns">

ass="un">

ass="mdash">—

ass="unText">used before the name of a day of the week to refer to one occurrence of it

ass="vis">

ass="vi">

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">Christmas falls on

ass="mw_t_wi">a

Tuesday this year.

an>an class="sb-7">

ass="sense has-sn">

ass="sn sense-h">

ass="letter">h

ass="dt">

ass="uns">

ass="un">

ass="mdash">—

ass="unText">used before the name of a person (such as a famous artist) when the name is being used to refer to something (such as a painting) created by that person

ass="vis">

ass="vi">

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">Her violin is

ass="mw_t_wi">a

Stradivarius.

an>an class="sb-8">

ass="sense has-sn">

ass="sn sense-i">

ass="letter">i

ass="dt">

ass="uns">

ass="un">

ass="mdash">—

ass="unText">used before a family name to show that someone is a member of that family

ass="vis">

ass="vi">

ass="ex-sent first-child t has-aq sents">To be

ass="mw_t_wi">a

Kennedy is to lead two lives …

ass="ex-sent aq has-aq sents">

ass="aq">

ass="auth">— Margaret Carlson

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-4">

ass="num">4

ass="dt">

ass="uns">

ass="un">

ass="mdash">—

ass="unText">used as a function word with nouns to form adverbial phrases of quantity, amount, or degree

ass="vis">

ass="vi">

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">felt a bit tired

an>

ass="anchor-name anchor-spacer ga-track-hom" id="h3-anchor">

an class="prs">

ass="first-slash">

ass="pr"> ə

ass="pr">

ass="l"> also

(ˈ)ā

an class="play-pron hw-play-pron" title="How to pronounce a (audio)">

an>

ass="last-slash">

an>

ass="hword2">Definition of a (Entry 3 of 13)

an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-1">

ass="num">1

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: in, to, or for each

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">twice a week

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sn sense-2">

ass="num">2

ass="sl">chiefly dialectal

an class="dt">an class="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: an class="mw_t_sx">

ass="text-uppercase">on

an>, an class="mw_t_sx">

ass="text-uppercase">in

an>, an class="mw_t_sx">

ass="text-uppercase">at

an>an>an>an>

ass="anchor-name anchor-spacer ga-track-hom" id="h4-anchor">

ass="col">

ass="prs">

ass="first-slash">

ass="pr"> ə

ass="last-slash">

ass="hword2">Definition of a (Entry 4 of 13)

an class="sb-0">an class="dt">an class="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: an class="mw_t_sx">

ass="text-uppercase">of

an>an>

ass="uns">

ass="un">

ass="mdash">—

ass="unText">often attached to the preceding word

ass="vis">

ass="vi">

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">kinda

ass="vi">

ass="ex-sent t no-aq sents">lotta

an>an>

ass="anchor-name anchor-spacer ga-track-hom" id="h5-anchor">

ass="hword">a

an class="fl">an class="important-blue-link">verban>an>an class="prs">

ass="first-slash">

ass="pr"> ə

ass="addPunct">,

ass="pr"> (ˌ)a

an class="play-pron hw-play-pron" title="How to pronounce a (audio)">

an>

ass="last-slash">

an>

ass="hword2">Definition of a (Entry 5 of 13)

ass="sls">

ass="sl">archaic

an class="sb-0">an class="dt">an class="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: an class="mw_t_sx">

ass="text-uppercase">have

an>an>

ass="ex-sent first-child t has-aq sents">I might a had husbands afore now

an>

ass="ex-sent aq has-aq sents">

ass="aq">

ass="auth">— John Bunyan

an>

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ass="hword2">Definition of a (Entry 6 of 13)

an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-1">

ass="num">1

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">absent

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-2">

ass="num">2

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">acceleration

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-3">

ass="num">3

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">acre

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-4">

ass="num">4

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">adult

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-5">

ass="num">5

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">alto

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-6">

ass="num">6

ass="sl">chemistry

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">amorphous

ass="uns">

ass="un">

ass="mdash">—

ass="unText">usually used in combination

ass="vis">

ass="vi">

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">

ass="mw_t_sp">

ass="mw_t_wi">a

-Si

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-7">

ass="num">7

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">anode

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-8">

ass="num">8

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">answer

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-9">

ass="num">9

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ante

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-10">

ass="num">10

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">anterior

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-11">

ass="num">11

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">are

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-12">

ass="num">12

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">area

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-13">

ass="num">13

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">atto-

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-14">

ass="num">14

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">author

an>

ass="anchor-name anchor-spacer ga-track-hom" id="h7-anchor">

ass="col">

ass="prs">

ass="first-slash">

ass="pr"> ə

ass="last-slash">

ass="hword2">Definition of a- (Entry 7 of 13)

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an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-1">

ass="num">1

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: on ass="mw_t_bc">: in ass="mw_t_bc">: at

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">

ass="mw_t_sp">abed

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-2">

ass="num">2

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: in (such) a state or condition

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">

ass="mw_t_sp">afire

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-3">

ass="num">3

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: in (such) a manner

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">

ass="mw_t_sp">aloud

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-4">

ass="num">4

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: in the act or process of

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">gone a-hunting

ass="ex-sent t no-aq sents">

ass="mw_t_sp">atingle

an>

ass="anchor-name anchor-spacer ga-track-hom" id="h8-anchor">

ass="col">

ass="prs">

ass="first-slash">

ass="pr"> (ˈ)ā

ass="pr">

ass="l"> also

(ˈ)a

ass="pr">

ass="l"> or

(ˈ)ä

ass="last-slash">

ass="col">

ass="entry-attr vrs">variants:

ass="vr">

ass="vl"> or

ass="va" id="an--anchor">an-

ass="first-slash">

ass="prt-a">

ass="mw">(ˈ)an

ass="last-slash">

ass="hword2">Definition of a- (Entry 8 of 13)

an class="sb-0">

ass="sense no-subnum">

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: not ass="mw_t_bc">: without

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">

ass="mw_t_sp">asexual

ass="uns">

ass="un">

ass="mdash">—

ass="unText">a- before consonants other than h and sometimes even before h, an- before vowels and usually before h

ass="vis">

ass="vi">

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">

ass="mw_t_sp">achromatic

ass="vi">

ass="ex-sent t no-aq sents">

ass="mw_t_sp">ahistorical

ass="vi">

ass="ex-sent t no-aq sents">

ass="mw_t_sp">anastigmatic

ass="vi">

ass="ex-sent t no-aq sents">

ass="mw_t_sp">anhydrous

an>

ass="anchor-name anchor-spacer" id="h9-anchor">

ass="hword2">Definition of -a- (Entry 9 of 13)

an class="sb-0">

ass="sense no-subnum">

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: replacing carbon especially in a ring

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">aza-

an>

ass="anchor-name anchor-spacer" id="h10-anchor">

ass="col">

ass="prs">

ass="first-slash">

ass="pr"> ə

ass="last-slash">

ass="hword2">Definition of -a (Entry 10 of 13)

an class="sb-0">an class="dt">an class="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: an class="mw_t_sx">

ass="text-uppercase">oxide

an>an>

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">silica

an>an>

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ass="hword2">Definition of A (Entry 11 of 13)

an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-1">

ass="num">1

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ace

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-2">

ass="num">2

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">adenine

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-3">

ass="num">3

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ampere

an>

ass="anchor-name anchor-spacer ga-track-hom" id="h12-anchor">

ass="hword">A

an class="fl">an class="important-blue-link">symbolan>an>

ass="hword2">Definition of A (Entry 12 of 13)

an class="sb-0">

ass="sense no-subnum">

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">argon

an>

ass="anchor-name anchor-spacer ga-track-hom" id="h13-anchor">

ass="hword2">Definition of Å (Entry 13 of 13)

an class="sb-0">

ass="sense no-subnum">

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">angstrom

an>

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ass="mw_t_parahw">A

vs.

ass="mw_t_parahw">an

: Usage Guide

ass="function-label">Indefinite article

In speech and writing a is used before a consonant sound.

a door

a human

Before a vowel sound an is usual

an icicle

an honor

but especially in speech a is used occasionally, more often in some dialects than in others.

a apple

a hour

a obligation

Before a consonant sound represented by a vowel letter a is usual

a one

a union

but an also occurs though less frequently now than formerly.

an unique

such an one

Before unstressed or weakly stressed syllables with initial h both a and an are used in writing.

a historic

an historic

In the King James Version of the Old Testament and occasionally in writing and speech an is used before h in a stressed syllable.

an huntress

an hundred

children are an heritage of the Lord

— Psalms 127:3 (King James Version)

Examples of a in a Sentence

ass="in-sentences">

ass="ex-header function-label">Noun

ass="ex-sent t no-aq sents">

a word that begins with an a

ass="ex-sent t no-aq sents">

a word that begins with a

ass="ex-sent t no-aq sents">

a song in the key of A

ass="ex-sent t no-aq sents">

She got an A on the exam.

an class="widget-button show-expand" id="in-sentences">

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First Known Use of a

ass="function-label">Noun

ass="ety-sl">before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at an>sense 1aan>

ass="function-label">Indefinite article

ass="ety-sl">before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at an>sense 1an>

ass="function-label">Preposition (1)

ass="ety-sl">before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at an>sense 2an>

ass="function-label">Preposition (2)

ass="ety-sl">15th century, in the meaning defined an>abovean>

ass="function-label">Verb

ass="ety-sl">14th century, in the meaning defined an>abovean>

History and Etymology for a

ass="function-label">Indefinite article

ass="et"> Middle English, from Old English ān one — more at an class="mw_t_mat">onean>

ass="function-label">Preposition (1)

ass="et"> Middle English, from Old English a-, an, on

ass="function-label">Preposition (2)

ass="et"> Middle English, by contraction

ass="function-label">Verb

ass="et"> Middle English, contraction of have

ass="function-label">Prefix (1)

ass="et"> Middle English, from Old English

ass="function-label">Prefix (2)

ass="et"> Latin & Greek; Latin, from Greek — more at an class="mw_t_mat">un-an>

ass="function-label">Combining form

ass="et"> perhaps from -a- in ring compounds such as an class="mw_t_et_link">thiazolean> (in which -a- is the initial of an class="mw_t_et_link">azolean>)

ass="function-label">Noun suffix

ass="et"> New Latin, from -a (as in magnesia)

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ass="light-break">

ass="hword">a

ass="fl">

ass="important-blue-link">noun

an class="prs">an class="play-pron hw-play-pron" title="How to pronounce Å (audio)">

an>
an>

ass="subheader-md first-learners">English Language Learners Definition of a

ass="subheader-md entryNumbers"> (Entry 1 of 2)

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an class="sb-0">

ass="sense no-subnum">

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: the first letter of the English alphabet

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense no-subnum">

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: a musical note or key referred to by the letter A ass="mw_t_bc">: the sixth tone of a C-major scale

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense no-subnum">

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: a grade that is given to a student for doing excellent work

an>

ass="hword">a

ass="fl">

ass="important-blue-link">indefinite article

an class="prs">an class="play-pron hw-play-pron" title="How to pronounce Å (audio)">

an>
an>an class="prs">an class="play-pron hw-play-pron" title="How to pronounce Å (audio)">

an>
an>

ass="subheader-md hword2 english-learners">English Language Learners Definition of a (Entry 2 of 2)

an class="sb-0">

ass="sense no-subnum">

ass="dt">

ass="uns">

ass="un">

ass="mdash">—

ass="unText">used before singular nouns when the person or thing is being mentioned for the first time

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense no-subnum">

ass="dt">

ass="uns">

ass="un">

ass="mdash">—

ass="unText">used like one before number words like hundred, thousand, etc.

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense no-subnum">

ass="dt">

ass="uns">

ass="un">

ass="mdash">—

ass="unText">used like one before number words like third, fortieth, etc.

an>

ass="ldLink">an>See the full definition for a in the English Language Learners Dictionaryan>

ass="heavy-break entry">

ass="hword">a

ass="fl">

ass="important-blue-link">noun

ass="lbs">,

ass="lb">often capitalized

an class="prs">

ass="first-slash">

ass="pr"> ˈā

an class="play-pron hw-play-pron" title="How to pronounce a (audio)">

an>

ass="last-slash">

an>

ass="col">

ass="vg-ins">

ass="il plural"> plural

ass="if">a’s

ass="il or"> or

ass="if">as

ass="first-slash">

ass="prt-a">

ass="mw">ˈāz

ass="last-slash">

Kids Definition of a

ass="entryNumbers"> (Entry 1 of 3)

an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-1">

ass="num">1

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: the first letter of the English alphabet

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-2">

ass="num">2

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: a grade that shows a student’s work is excellent

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-3">

ass="num">3

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: a musical note referred to by the letter A

an>

ass="anchor-spacer">

ass="hword">a

ass="fl">

ass="important-blue-link">indefinite article

an class="prs">

ass="first-slash">

ass="pr"> ə

an class="play-pron hw-play-pron" title="How to pronounce a (audio)">

an>

ass="addPunct">,

ass="pr"> ˈā

ass="last-slash">

an>

ass="hword2">Kids Definition of a (Entry 2 of 3)

an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-1">

ass="num">1

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: someone or something being mentioned for the first time

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">There’s a dog in the yard.

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-2">

ass="num">2

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: the same

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">two of a kind

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sn sense-3">

ass="num">3

an class="dt">an class="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: an class="mw_t_sx">

ass="text-uppercase">any

ass="text-lowercase">entry

1

ass="text-lowercase">sense 1

an>an>

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">It’s hard for a person to understand.

an>an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-4">

ass="num">4

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: for or from each

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">an apple a day

ass="ex-sent t no-aq sents">The new theater charges ten dollars a person.

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sn sense-5">

ass="num">5

an class="dt">an class="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: an class="mw_t_sx">

ass="text-uppercase">one

ass="text-lowercase">entry

2

ass="text-lowercase">sense 3

an>an>

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">

ass="mw_t_sp">a dozen doughnuts

an>

ass="ex-sent t no-aq sents">

ass="mw_t_sp">a week

ass="ex-sent t no-aq sents">This is a third the size of that.

ass="hints">Hint:

ass="hint"> A is used before words that do not begin with a vowel sound.

an>

ass="anchor-spacer">

ass="hword">a-

ass="fl">

ass="important-blue-link">prefix

ass="col">

ass="prs">

ass="first-slash">

ass="pr"> ə

ass="last-slash">

Kids Definition of a-

ass="entryNumbers">

an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-1">

ass="num">1

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: on ass="mw_t_bc">: in ass="mw_t_bc">: at

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">

ass="mw_t_sp">abed

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-2">

ass="num">2

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: in (such) a state, condition, or manner

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">

ass="mw_t_sp">afire

ass="ex-sent t no-aq sents">

ass="mw_t_sp">aloud

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-3">

ass="num">3

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: in the act or process of

ass="ex-sent first-child t no-aq sents">gone a-hunting

an>

ass="heavy-break entry">

ass="hword">a

ass="fl">

ass="important-blue-link">abbreviation

ass="">Medical Definition of a

ass="entryNumbers"> (Entry 1 of 4)

an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-1">

ass="num">1

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">about

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-2">

ass="num">2

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">absent

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-3">

ass="num">3

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">absolute

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-4">

ass="num">4

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">absorbency; absorbent

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-5">

ass="num">5

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">accommodation

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-6">

ass="num">6

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">acetum

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-7">

ass="num">7

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">acid; acidity

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-8">

ass="num">8

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">actin

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-9">

ass="num">9

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">active; activity

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-10">

ass="num">10

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">allergist; allergy

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-11">

ass="num">11

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">alpha

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-12">

ass="num">12

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">anode

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-13">

ass="num">13

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">answer

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-14">

ass="num">14

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ante

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-15">

ass="num">15

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">anterior

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-16">

ass="num">16

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">aqua

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-17">

ass="num">17

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">area

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-18">

ass="num">18

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">artery

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-19">

ass="num">19

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">asymmetric; asymmetry

an>

ass="anchor-spacer">

ass="hword">A

ass="fl">

ass="important-blue-link">noun

an class="prs">

ass="first-slash">

ass="pr"> ˈā

an class="play-pron hw-play-pron" title="How to pronounce A (audio)">

an>

ass="last-slash">

an>

ass="hword2">Medical Definition of A (Entry 2 of 4)

an class="sb-0">

ass="sense no-subnum">

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ass="mw_t_bc">: the one of the four ABO blood groups characterized by the presence of antigens designated by the letter A and by the presence of antibodies against the antigens present in the B blood group

an>

ass="anchor-spacer">

ass="hword">A

ass="fl">

ass="important-blue-link">abbreviation

ass="hword2">Medical Definition of A (Entry 3 of 4)

an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-1">

ass="num">1

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">adenine

an>an class="sb-0">

ass="sense has-num-only">

ass="sn sense-2">

ass="num">2

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">ampere

an>

ass="anchor-spacer">

ass="hword">Å

ass="fl">

ass="important-blue-link">symbol

ass="hword2">Medical Definition of Å (Entry 4 of 4)

an class="sb-0">

ass="sense no-subnum">

ass="dt">

ass="dtText">angstrom

an>

ass="heavy-break entry">

ass="hword2">Comments on a

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