Elk

  • 1 Ełk — Ełk …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 2 elk — (ĕlk) n. pl. elk or elks 1) A large reddish brown or grayish deer (Cervus canadensis) of western North America, having long, branching antlers in the male. The elk is sometimes considered a subspecies of the closely related red deer. Also called… …

    Word Histories

  • 3 elk — /elk/, n., pl. elks, (esp. collectively) elk for 1, 2. 1. Also called European elk. the moose, Alces alces. 2. Also called American elk, wapiti. a large North American deer, Cervus canadensis, the male of which has large, spreading antlers. 3. a… …

    Universalium

  • 4 elk — ([e^]lk), n. [Icel. elgr; akin to Sw. elg, AS. eolh, OHG. elaho, MHG. elch, cf. L. alces; perh. akin to E. eland.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large deer, of several species. The European elk {Alces alces} (formerly {Alces machlis} or {Cervus alces}) is closely …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 elk — [elk] n plural elk [: Old English; Origin: eolh] 1.) BrE a very large brown North American, European, and Asian animal with wide flat horns American Equivalent: moose 2.) AmE a large North American ↑deer …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 elk — [elk] n. pl. elk or elks [ME, irreg. development (with k for ch) < OE eolh, akin to Ger elch, ON elgr < Gmc base * alchis < IE base * el , stag, hart > Welsh elain, doe, Lith élnis, Gr elaphos, deer] 1. MOOSE: the common term in… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 elk — elk, elke elke, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The European wild or whistling swan ({Cygnus ferus}). [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Elk — ([e^]lk), prop. n. a member of the fraternal organization named Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, supporting various services to their communities. [PJC] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Elk [2] — Elk, 1) Grafschaft im Staate Pennsylvanien (Nordamerika), 37 QM.; Flüsse: Clarion River u. die Quellenarme des Sinnemahoning Creek; Boden gebirgig (namentlich im Süden Elk Mountain) u. waldig; Hauptproduct: Bauholz, dann etwas Mais u. Hafer,… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 10 elk — [ elk ] noun count a type of large DEER that lives in North America, Europe, and Asia: MOOSE …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 elk — elk; elk·slip; …

    English syllables

  • 12 Elk [1] — Elk, so v.w. Elennthier …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 13 Elk — Elk, soviel wie Elen …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 14 Elk — Elk, s. Elentier (Abb. 498) …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 15 Elk — Elk, altdeutsch, für Elennthier …

    Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • 16 Ełk —   [ɛu̯k], Stadt in Polen, Lyck.   …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 17 Ełk — (Polish), Lyck (German) …

    Names of cities in different languages

  • 18 Elk — 1.) the Elks an organization for men which does ↑charity work in many small towns and cities in the US. Its official name is the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. 2.) a member of this organization …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 elk — late O.E., from O.N. elgr or from an alteration of O.E. elh, eolh (perhaps via French scribes), or possibly from M.H.G. elch (OED s suggestion), all from P.Gmc. *elkh (Cf. O.H.G. elaho), related to the general word for deer in Balto Slavic (Cf.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 20 elk — n. large antlered deer (type of animal) …

    English contemporary dictionary


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