(Elf"kin) n. A little elf.

(Elf"land`) n. Fairyland. Tennyson.

(Elf"lock`) n. Hair matted, or twisted into a knot, as if by elves.

Elgin marbles
(El"gin mar"bles) Greek sculptures in the British Museum. They were obtained at Athens, about 1811, by Lord Elgin.

(E*lic"it) a. [L. elictus, p. p. of elicere to elicit; e + lacere to entice. Cf. Delight, Lace.] Elicited; drawn out; made real; open; evident. [Obs.] "An elicit act of equity." Jer. Taylor.

(E*lic"it), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elicited; p. pr. & vb. n. Eliciting.] To draw out or entice forth; to bring to light; to bring out against the will; to deduce by reason or argument; as, to elicit truth by discussion.

(E*lic"i*tate) v. t. To elicit. [Obs.]

(E*lic`i*ta"tion) n. The act of eliciting. [Obs.] Abp. Bramhall.

(E*lide") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Elided; p. pr. & vb. n. Eliding.] [L. elidere to strike out or off; e + laedere to hurt by striking: cf. F. élider. See Lesion.]

1. To break or dash in pieces; to demolish; as, to elide the force of an argument. [Obs.] Hooker.

2. (Gram.) To cut off, as a vowel or a syllable, usually the final one; to subject to elision.

(El`i*gi*bil"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. éligibilité.] The quality of being eligible; eligibleness; as, the eligibility of a candidate; the eligibility of an offer of marriage.

(El"i*gi*ble) a. [F. éligible, fr. L. eligere. See Elect.]

1. That may be selected; proper or qualified to be chosen; legally qualified to be elected and to hold office.

2. Worthy to be chosen or selected; suitable; desirable; as, an eligible situation for a house.

The more eligible of the two evils.

(El"i*gi*ble*ness), n. The quality of being worthy or qualified to be chosen; suitableness; desirableness.

(El"i*gi*bly), adv. In an eligible manner.

(El"i*mate) v. t. [L. elimatus, p. p. of elimare to file up; e out + limare to file, fr. lima file.] To render smooth; to polish. [Obs.]

(E*lim"i*nant) n. (Math.) The result of eliminating n variables between n homogeneous equations of any degree; — called also resultant.

(E*lim"i*nate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Eliminated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Eliminating ] [L. eliminatus, p. p. of eliminare; e out + limen threshold; prob. akin to limes boundary. See Limit.]

1. To put out of doors; to expel; to discharge; to release; to set at liberty.

Eliminate my spirit, give it range
Through provinces of thought yet unexplored.

2. (Alg.) To cause to disappear from an equation; as, to eliminate an unknown quantity.

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