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meanings of elf


  1. The bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix).
  2. Initialism of extremely low frequency (band of radio frequencies from 3 to 30 hertz).
  3. A very diminutive person; a dwarf.
  4. Any of the magical, typically forest-guarding races bearing some similarities to the Norse álfar (through Tolkien's Eldar).
  5. Any from a race of mythical, supernatural beings resembling but seen as distinct from human beings. They are usually delicate-featured and skilled in magic or spellcrafting; sometimes depicted as clashing with dwarves, especially in modern fantasy literature.
  6. Initialism of Executable and Linking Format (a common object file format for Unix).
  7. A luminous spirit presiding over nature and fertility and dwelling in the world of Álfheim. Compare angel, nymph, fairy.
  8. Initialism of English as a Lingua Franca.


  1. Initialism of Elvish Linguistic Fellowship (an organization that studies the invented languages of J. R. R. Tolkien).
  2. Initialism of Endangered Language Fund (a non-profit organization).
  3. Initialism of Earth Liberation Front (a radical environmentalism group).


  1. To twist into elflocks (of hair); to mat.

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