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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, 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 classic literature ?
In the afternoon of a certain summer's day, after Pearl grew big enough to run about, she amused herself with gathering handfuls of wild flowers, and flinging them, one by one, at her mother's bosom; dancing up and down like a little elf whenever she hit the scarlet letter.
Beholding it, Hester was constrained to rush towards the child -- to pursue the little elf in the flight which she invariably began -- to snatch her to her bosom with a close pressure and earnest kisses -- not so much from overflowing love as to assure herself that Pearl was flesh and blood, and not utterly delusive.
Cobb solemnly, as he remounted his perch; and as the stage rumbled down the village street between the green maples, those who looked from their windows saw a little brown elf in buff calico sitting primly on the back seat holding a great bouquet tightly in one hand and a pink parasol in the other.
I will begin with you, Sunny Lock," added she, turning to a lovely little Elf, who lay among the fragrant leaves of a primrose.
No power hath he of evil in himself; But should some urgent fate (untimely lot!) Bring thee to meet his shadow (nameless elf, That haunteth the lone regions where hath trod No foot of man,) commend thyself to God!
And I will fare to Avelon to the fairest of all maidens To Argente their Queen, an elf very fair, And she shall my wounds make all sound All whole me make with healing draughts, And afterwards I will come again to my kingdom And dwell with the Britons with mickle joy.
ELF said it violated OFAC's North Korean Sanctions Regulations (NKSR) during transactions with two Chinese suppliers.
Staff dressed up in elf costumes for an afternoon of festive fun at the home, which included a tea party with delicious homemade cakes and live entertainment by a local singer.
But that doesn't mean they haven't got up to some mischief during their visits, and although the elf is mainly there for the kids, parents have been having some fun with it too.
With the elf reporting back as to whether the kids have been naughty or good, there is a grudging respect for them, just in case they are for real and have the ear of Father Christmas.
Forty- five local businesses are participating in the trail, each hiding their own special named Elf within their premises for shoppers to find.
One tasting elf, a keen chef among us, said it reminded her of the aromas when cooking fudge.