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Webster 1828 Edition


Elk

ELK

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Noun.
[L. alce, alces.] A quadruped of the Cervine genus, with palmated horns, and a fleshy protuberance on the throat. The neck is short, with a short, thick, upright mane; the eyes are small; the ears long, broad and slouching; and the upper lip hangs over the under lip. It is the largest of the deer kind, being seventeen hands high and weighing twelve hundred pounds. It is found in the northern regions of Europe, Asia and America. In the latter country it is usually called Moose, from the Indian name musu.

Definition 2021


Elk

Elk

See also: elk and -elk

English

Noun

Elk (plural Elks)

  1. (informal) An Acorn Electron computer.
    • 1999, "Lionel Smith", Reading old DOS discs on a BBC (on Internet newsgroup comp.sys.acorn.misc)
      Even modified it so that it would work with the differently ordered registers of an Electron. Never did get it working fully on the Elk, I think my Elk with Mode 7 box caused a problem with the use of IRQ workspace, system speed was also a factor IIRC.
    • 2003, "Gareth Williams", What is Electron Elite V2? (on Internet newsgroup alt.fan.elite)
      I'm pretty certain I remember seeing it on a price list when most BBC and Elk games had to be mail ordered (I think Impact was the mail order company - they also produced games like Zenon and Clogger).
  2. A member of a fraternal organization for men called the Elks.

elk

elk

See also: Elk and -elk

English

Eurasian elk, or moose (Alces alces)
North American elk, or wapiti (Cervus canadensis)

Noun

elk (plural elk or elks)

  1. (Britain) The largest member of the deer family (Alces alces); a moose.
  2. (Canada, US) The common wapiti (Cervus canadensis); the second largest member of the deer family, smaller only than a moose.

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Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch elk.

Pronoun

elk

  1. (rather rare, literary) everyone; everybody

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Determiner

elk

  1. (in expressions only) Alternative form of elke (every)
    in elk geval — “in every (i.e. any) case”

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɛlk

Etymology

Compare English each, West Frisian elk.

Determiner

elk

  1. each; every

Usage notes

  • The Dutch determiners elk and ieder are perfectly interchangeable. They do not exhibit the slight distinction that is usually made between English each and every.[1]

Inflection

Inflection of elk
uninflected elk
inflected elke
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial elk
indefinite m./f. sing. elke
n. sing. elk
plural elke
definite elke
partitive

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Pronoun

elk

  1. (chiefly in expressions) everyone; everybody
    Melk is goed voor elk.
    Milk is good for everyone.
    Elk op zijn beurt.
    One at a time. (Literally: Everybody at their turn.)

References

  1. http://taaladvies.net/taal/advies/vraag/253/elk_ieder/

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Low German

Etymology

Compare Dutch elk, English each.

Pronoun

elk

  1. (singular) each, every
  2. (plural) some, many

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