Meaning of elf

elf

Pronunciation: (elf), [key]
— pl. elves
  1. (in folklore) one of a class of preternatural beings, esp. from mountainous regions, with magical powers, given to capricious and often mischievous interference in human affairs, and usually imagined to be a diminutive being in human form; sprite; fairy.
  2. a diminutive person, esp. a child.
  3. a mischievous person, esp. a child.

ELF

Pronunciation: [key]
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • elf (Thesaurus)