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Meaning of ELF

Pronunciation:  elf

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  below 3 kilohertz
  2. [n]  (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
 

ELF is a 3 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: brownie, extremely low frequency, gremlin, hob, imp, pixie, pixy
 
 See Also: electromagnetic spectrum, faerie, faery, fairy, leprechaun, radio frequency, sprite

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Elf\ ([e^]lf), n.; pl. {Elves} ([e^]lvz). [AS. [ae]lf, ylf;
    akin to MHG. alp, G. alp nightmare, incubus, Icel. [=a]lfr
    elf, Sw. alf, elfva; cf. Skr. [.r]bhu skillful, artful, rabh
    to grasp. Cf. {Auf}, {Oaf}.]
    1. An imaginary supernatural being, commonly a little sprite,
       much like a fairy; a mythological diminutive spirit,
       supposed to haunt hills and wild places, and generally
       represented as delighting in mischievous tricks.
    
             Every elf, and fairy sprite, Hop as light as bird
             from brier.                           --Shak.
    
    2. A very diminutive person; a dwarf.
    
    {Elf arrow}, a flint arrowhead; -- so called by the English
       rural folk who often find these objects of prehistoric
       make in the fields and formerly attributed them to
       fairies; -- called also {elf bolt}, {elf dart}, and {elf
       shot}.
    
    {Elf child}, a child supposed to be left by elves, in room of
       one they had stolen. See {Changeling}.
    
    {Elf fire}, the ignis fatuus. --Brewer.
    
    {Elf owl} (Zo["o]l.), a small owl ({Micrathene Whitneyi}) of
       Southern California and Arizona.
    
    
  2. \Elf\, v. t.
    To entangle mischievously, as an elf might do.
    
          Elf all my hair in knots.                --Shak.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

Binary format used by System V Release 4 Unix.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Seeing an elf in your dream, refers to some imbalance and disharmony in your life. The elf often serves as a guide of the soul. Alternatively, it suggests that you need to be more carefree, worry-free, and light-hearted.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: Ariel, bad boy, bad fairy, bad peri, banshee, Befind, booger, brat, brownie, buffoon, bugger, cluricaune, Corrigan, cutup, devil, deviling, devilkin, diablotin, Dingbelle, dwarf, enfant terrible, erlking, fairy, fairy queen, fay, Fifinella, Finnbeara, funmaker, gamin, gnome, goblin, gremlin, Hob, Hobgoblin, holy terror, homunculus, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, imp, JD, joker, jokester, juvenile delinquent, knave, kobold, leprechaun, Lilliputian, little devil, little monkey, little rascal, Mab, manikin, midge, midget, minx, mischief, mischief-maker, Oberon, ouphe, peewee, peri, pip-squeak, pixie, poltergeist, pooka, practical joker, prankster, puca, Puck, punk, punk kid, pwca, pygmy, rapscallion, rascal, rogue, rowdy, ruffian, runt, scamp, scapegrace, shrimp, spoiled brat, sprite, sylph, sylphid, Titania, tokoloshe, Tom Thumb, urchin, wag, wart, whippersnapper, young devil
 

 

 

 

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