Elk

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: elk, -elk, and Ełk

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

Elk (plural Elks)

  1. A member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, an American fraternal order.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

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).

Etymology 3[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Elk

  1. (Canadian football) A team member of the Canadian Football League's Edmonton Elks (formerly known as the Eskimos).

Etymology 4[edit]

Perhaps a reduced form of Dutch van Elk.

Proper noun[edit]

Elk (plural Elks)

  1. A surname from Dutch.
Statistics[edit]
  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Elk is the 39659th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 554 individuals. Elk is most common among White (68.23%) and American Indian/Alaska Native (25.27%) individuals.

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]