Definition of Elf

1. Noun. (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous.

Exact synonyms: Brownie, Gremlin, Hob, Imp, Pixie, Pixy
Category relationships: Folklore
Generic synonyms: Faerie, Faery, Fairy, Fay, Sprite
Specialized synonyms: Leprechaun, Sandman



2. Noun. Below 3 kilohertz.
Exact synonyms: Extremely Low Frequency
Generic synonyms: Radio Frequency
Group relationships: Electromagnetic Spectrum

Definition of Elf

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To entangle mischievously, as an elf might do.

Definition of Elf

1. Initialism. (electronics) extremely low frequency Extremely low frequency, the band of radio frequency frequencies from 3 to 30 hertz ¹

2. Initialism. (computing) Executable and Linking Format, a common object file format for Unix ¹

3. Initialism. Earth Liberation Front (radical environmentalism group) ¹

4. Initialism. Endangered Language Fund, a non-profit organization ¹

5. Initialism. (linguistics) English as a lingua franca ¹

6. Initialism. Elvish Linguistic Fellowship, an organization that studies the invented languages of J. R. R. Tolkien ¹

7. Noun. A mythical, supernatural being resembling but seen as distinct from humans. ¹

8. Noun. (Norse mythology) A luminous spirit presiding over nature and fertility and dwelling in the world of Álfheim (Elfland). Compare angel, nymph, fairy. ¹

9. Noun. (fantasy) Any of the magical, humanoid, typically forest-guarding races bearing some similarities to the Norse álfar (through Tolkien's Eldar). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elf

1. a small, often mischievous fairy [n ELVES] : ELFLIKE [adj]

Medical Definition of Elf

1. Origin: AS. Aelf, ylf; akin to MHG. Alp, G. Alp nightmare, incubus, Icel. Ltr elf, Sw. Alf, elfva; cf. Skr. Rbhu 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. Elf owl, a small owl (Micrathene Whitneyi) of Southern California and Arizona. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elf

elevenses
elevensies
eleventeen
eleventeenth
eleventh
eleventh cranial nerve
eleventh grade
eleventh grades
eleventh hour
eleventhly
elevenths
eleventy
elevon
elevons
elextrometry
elf (current term)
elf cup
elfdom
elfe
elfed
elfen
elfhood
elfhoods
elfin
elfin facies
elfin saddle
elfin safety
elfin wood
elfin woods
elfing

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