Definition of elf noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//elf//
; NAmE NAmE//elf//
(pl. elves
BrE BrE//elvz//
; NAmE NAmE//elvz//
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(in stories) a creature like a small person with pointed ears, who has magic powers Word Origin Old English, of Germanic origin; related to German Alp ‘nightmare’.

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