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  • Elizabeth has eleven elves in her elm tree.
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Definition of the noun elves

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  1. an acronym for emissions of light and very low frequency perturbations due to electromagnetic pulse sources; extremely bright extremely short (less than a msec) electrical flashes forming a huge ring (up to 400 km diameter) in the ionosphere
    • examples: Elves are Santa's little helpers. | The lord of the elves will cross the sea only if the lord of Mordor is defeated. | Elves have pointy ears. | Elves are very beautiful. | Elves are very mean.
    • lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
    • more generic term: atmospheric electricity = electrical discharges in the atmosphere

Alternative definition of the noun elves


  1. Plural of elf.


"Elves" is a 1989 American horror film directed by Jeffrey Mandel and starring Dan Haggerty, Deanna Lund and Ken Carpenter.


Elves is a fictional character from 2006 film Tanghi Argentini.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Elves

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Google previewSecrets of the Dragon Riders (2010)

Your Favorite Authors on Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle by James A. Owen

Writing about elves is a two-edged sword: On the So to begin at the beginning, sort of: according to.

Google previewThe Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters (2016)

by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

Our earliest solid evidence for beliefs about elves comes from the second half of the first millennium CE, in texts written by churchmen in Germanic languages. Narratives featuring elves as protagonists are few, however, until the early modern ...

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Preschool Activities for Three-year-olds (2004)

by Kathy Charner, Maureen Murphy

Five little elves went out to play Over the hills and far away. When Santa Claus called, "Ho, ho, ho, ho!" Only four little elves went home real slow. Four little elves went out to play Over the hills and far away. When Santa Claus called, "Ho, ho, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Wicca & Witchcraft (2000)

by Raven Grimassi

ELVES are creatures that figure prominently in the lore of Europe, particularly in England, Scotland, and Scandinavia.

Google previewA Christmas Dictionary

by Vidrine, Beverly Barras

Elves. Elves are pictured as tiny old-looking people. Christmas elves often wear red suits. It is said that they make toys in Santa's workshop at the North Pole . Epiphany. The last day of the Christmas season is called Epiphany. This feast is ...

Google previewJ.R.R. Tolkien Encyclopedia (2007)

Scholarship and Critical Assessment by Michael D. C. Drout

Tolkien chooses to reincarnate Elves who die because they are a part of the Story and cannot escape it, whereas men, who are mortal, have the gift of death ( which they often consider a curse) that allows them to leave the Story and become ...

Google previewFeet and Footwear: A Cultural Encyclopedia (2009)

by Margo DeMello


Google previewEncyclopedia of Giants and Humanoids in Myth, Legend and Folklore (2016)

by Theresa Bane

Rural elves live in caverns, fields, mountains and wilderness. TROOPING FAIRIES are small, benevolent, and kind, freely helping humans, whereas solitary fairies have a tendency to be injurious and if they choose to assist a person will set a ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of the Esoteric (2004)

3000 Entries on the Mystical and Occult Traditions by Nevill Drury

Elf See Elves. Elfill Elf-like. Having similar qualities to elves. Eliade, Mircea (1907 -1986) Romanian- born authority on comparative religion and mysticism who was professor of the history of religions at the University of Chicago. A remarkably ...

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Elves are like trees, grounded and focused from the trunk down but graceful and agile on top. (Orlando Bloom)
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Scrabble value of E1L1V4E1S1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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