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An meaning

an - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. This word is properly an adjective, but is commonly called the indefinite article. It is used before nouns of the singular number only, and signifies one, or any, but somewhat less emphatically. In such expressions as " twice an hour," " once an age," a shilling an ounce ( see 2d A, 2), it has a distributive force, and is equivalent to each, every.
  2. 2. If; - a word used by old English authors.
  3. 3. The indefinite article; used before words beginning with a vowel.

an - examples of usage

  1. But there will be an answer. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. I saw him only half an hour ago. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. " No, no, it isn't that," she went on, and again came to an end. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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