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Definition of ELF

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Elves \Elves\, n.; pl. of {Elf}.
     [1913 Webster] Elvish \Elv"ish\, a.
     1. Pertaining to elves; implike; mischievous; weird; also, vacant; absent in demeanor. See {Elfish}. [1913 Webster]

              He seemeth elvish by his countenance. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

     2. Mysterious; also, foolish. [Obs.]
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Elf \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. [1913 Webster]

              Every elf, and fairy sprite,
              Hop as light as bird from brier.      --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. A very diminutive person; a dwarf.
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     {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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Elf \Elf\, v. t.
     To entangle mischievously, as an elf might do. [1913 Webster]

           Elf all my hair in knots.                --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

97 Moby Thesaurus words for "elf":
     Ariel, Befind, Corrigan, Dingbelle, Fifinella, Finnbeara, Hob, Hobgoblin, JD, Lilliputian, Mab, Oberon, Puck, Titania, Tom Thumb, bad boy, bad fairy, bad peri, banshee, booger, brat, brownie, buffoon, bugger, cluricaune, cutup, devil, deviling, devilkin, diablotin, dwarf, enfant terrible, erlking, fairy, fairy queen, fay, funmaker, gamin, gnome, goblin, gremlin, hob, holy terror, homunculus, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, imp, joker, jokester, juvenile delinquent, knave, kobold, leprechaun, little devil, little monkey, little rascal, manikin, midge, midget, minx, mischief, mischief-maker, 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, tokoloshe, urchin, wag, wart, whippersnapper, young devil


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