elf

(redirected from Alven)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

ELF

abbr.
extremely low frequency

elf

(ĕlf)
n. pl. elves (ĕlvz)
1. A magical creature in human form but usually smaller, often considered mischievous.
2.
a. A lively, mischievous child.
b. A usually sprightly or mischievous or sometimes spiteful person.

[Middle English, from Old English ælf; see albho- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

elf

(ɛlf)
n, pl elves (ɛlvz)
1. (European Myth & Legend) (in folklore) one of a kind of legendary beings, usually characterized as small, manlike, and mischievous
2. a mischievous or whimsical child
[Old English ælf; related to Old Norse elfr elf, Middle Low German alf incubus, Latin albus white]
ˈelfˌlike adj

ELF

abbreviation for
(General Physics) extremely low frequency

elf

(ɛlf)

n., pl. elves (elvz).
1. a diminutive being in folklore given to mischievous interference in human affairs.
2. a small or mischievous person, esp. a child.
[before 1000; Middle English, back formation from elven, Old English elfen nymph (i.e., female elf); see elfin]
elf′like`, adj.

ELF

or elf,

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elf - (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievouself - (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous
folklore - the unwritten lore (stories and proverbs and riddles and songs) of a culture
faerie, faery, fairy, fay, sprite - a small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
leprechaun - a mischievous elf in Irish folklore
sandman - an elf in fairy stories who sprinkles sand in children's eyes to make them sleepy
2.ELF - below 3 kilohertz
radio frequency - an electromagnetic wave frequency between audio and infrared
electromagnetic spectrum - the entire frequency range of electromagnetic waves

elf

noun fairy, brownie, hob, pixie, puck, imp, sprite, troll, goblin, leprechaun, hobgoblin Tolkien's world of dwarves, dragons and elves
Translations
جِنّي صَغير مُؤْذٍ
alfnisse
álfur; púki
elfaselfiškaselfų
lauma

elf

[elf] N (elves (pl)) → duende m, elfo m (Nordic Myth) → elfo m

elf

[ˈɛlf] [elves] (pl) nlutin m

elf

n pl <elves> → Elf m, → Elfe f; (mischievous) → Kobold m

elf

[ɛlf] n (elves (pl)) → elfo

elf

(elf) nounplural elves (elvz)
a tiny and mischievous fairy.
ˈelfin adjective
of or like an elf.
References in periodicals archive ?
The firm is backed by USD 74m in funding from Accel Partners, Alven Capital, Point Nine Capital and Storm Ventures.
Alven Javier,Rico Abliter,Edwin Olazo andJess Moradas complete the frontrunners' cast.
7 million Series A round of financing led by White Star Capital and Alven Capital.
Bill Woods (1) *, Donald McInnis (2), Ernie Steiner (1), Alven Soopaya (1), Jeremy Lindsey (1), Ian Lacey (1), Amandip Virdi (1) and Roselia Fogliani (1)
Male silvery gibbon, Alven, swings into action in his new home at Chester Zoo; insets, far left, the green crested lizard is another newcomer to Chester, and, near left, Sumatran orang-utans Emma and Tripa
Sillimanians Shamah Bulangis and Marie Alven are his constant help in biking to rescue food.
So, Gimv and Iris Capital will become main shareholders in Planetveo, along with the two founding directors Geoffroy de Becdelievre and Mathieu Bouchara, as well as other board members and Alven Capital.
The investment funds from Alven Capital will allow the company to continue its progression and to accelerate its principle strategic objectives in two major areas:
Investment fund Alven Capital recently injected EUR2m in the company to expand its reach in France and abroad.
Alven Capital, investor in Splendia since 2006, was joined by Crdit Agricole Private Equity in 2008 to support international development.
In the first semifinal, Lin upended Hidayat 21-16, 21-8 and Cai and Fu followed it up with a 24-22, 21-17 win over Luluk Hadiyanto and Yulianto Alven before Bao downed Olympic bronze medalist Soni Dwi Kuncoro 21-17, 24-22 to see off 13-time champion Indonesia.
Archer, in what could be his last All-England appearance, will now team up with Lindley to play fourth seeds Luluk Hadiyanto and Alven Yulianto in the men's doubles.