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Definition of "elf" []

  • A small, often mischievous creature considered to have magical powers. (noun)
  • A lively, mischievous child. (noun)
  • A usually sprightly or mischievous or sometimes spiteful person. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "elf" in a sentence
  • "My books have almost none of that, and the term elf is never used though Tolkein's elves are probably close to my high court sidhe in appeance but where I always felt the elves in his world would never want to get dirty enough to have really good, squealchy sex, my sidhe are very sensual and very sexual beings."
  • "(The elf is not the most courageous of our heroes, unfortunately) While reforging the key to the door that would lead them even deeper down, the heroes were overrun by enemies, but the key was ready mere seconds before they had to make a hasty retreat."
  • "Marcus, who works in a mall as an elf is definitely an angry elf."