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7 definitions found
 for Elf
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              He seemeth elvish by his countenance. --Chaucer.
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     2. Mysterious; also, foolish. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Every elf, and fairy sprite,
              Hop as light as bird from brier.      --Shak.
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     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">Elf owl (Zo["o]l.), a small owl ({Micrathene Whitneyi) of
        Southern California and Arizona.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Elf \Elf\, v. t.
     To entangle mischievously, as an elf might do.
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           Elf all my hair in knots.                --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  elf
      n 1: (folklore) fairies that are somewhat mischievous [syn:
           elf, hob, gremlin, pixie, pixy, brownie, imp]
      2: below 3 kilohertz [syn: extremely low frequency, ELF]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  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
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  ELF
         Executable and Linkable Format (Unix, OS/2)
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  ELF
  
     Binary format used by System V Release 4 Unix.
  

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