What does the word elves mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Plural of ELF.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Elvish.

Usage examples for elves

  1. It is these strange phenomena that are familiar, too, in the northern plains of Europe which must have given rise to the belief in elves and other weird creations of the brain-" the earth has bubbles as the water has"- not half as weird, though, as some realities are in the land which I love. – Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove
  2. " It is the elves of light dancing round the room," said Birger with a laugh. – Gerda in Sweden by Etta Blaisdell McDonald
  3. An edition of Kirk's Secret Commonwealth of Elves and Fairies, published in 1815, has been attributed to Scott. – Sir Walter Scott as a Critic of Literature by Margaret Ball