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Is elk a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word elk is a Scrabble US word. The word elk is worth 7 points in Scrabble:

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Is elk a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word elk is a Scrabble UK word and has 7 points:

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Yes. The word elk is a Words With Friends word. The word elk is worth 8 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

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3 letters words from 'elk'

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2 letters words from 'elk'

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All 3 letters words made out of elk

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Definitions and meaning of elk

elk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛlk/

Etymology 1

From Middle English elk, from Old English eolc, eolh (elk), from Proto-Germanic *elhaz, *algiz (elk) (compare Low German Elk, German Elch, Norwegian elg, Swedish älg), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁élḱis, *h₁ólḱis (compare Polish łoś, Russian лось (losʹ), Vedic Sanskrit ऋश्य (ṛ́śya, antelope), variant of *h₁elh₁én (compare German Elen, Tocharian A yäl, Tocharian B ylem (gazelle), Lithuanian élnis (stag), Armenian եղնիկ (ełnik, doe, hind)), from *h₁el- (deer).

Noun

elk (plural elk or elks)

  1. Any of various large species of deer such as the red deer, moose or wapiti (see usage notes).
    1. The subspecies of the moose (Alces alces alces, alternatively named Eurasian elk to avoid confusion with the wapiti) that occurs only in Europe and Asia.
    2. (now chiefly Europe) Any moose (Alces alces), the largest member of the deer family.
    3. (Canada, US) The common wapiti (Cervus canadensis), the second largest member of the deer family, once thought to be a subspecies of red deer.
Usage notes

Elk originally referred to the moose. The wapiti was named elk by European explorers in North America, who thought it resembled the moose.

The word elk is now commonly used in the same way as the word caribou is used for the subspecies of the reindeer. The only difference here is that it refers only to a single subspecies, while caribou refers to several subspecies of the reindeer.

Synonyms
  • (Cervus candensis): wapiti
  • (Alces alces): moose
Derived terms
  • Elk County
  • Elk River
  • Elkton
Descendants
  • Korean: 엘크 (elkeu)
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

elk (plural elks)

  1. (obsolete) Alternative form of elke (the common swan (Cygnus cygnus, syn. Cygnus ferus))

References

  • elk at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • Kel, Lek, lek

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch elk.

Pronoun

elk

  1. (rather rare, literary) everyone; everybody

Synonyms

  • elkeen,* almal
  • ieder; iedereen

Determiner

elk

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

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch elc. Compare English each, West Frisian elk, from Proto-Germanic *aiwô (ever, always) + *ga- + Proto-Germanic *hwilīkaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛlk/
  • Hyphenation: elk
  • Rhymes: -ɛlk

Determiner

elk

  1. each; every

Usage notes

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

Inflection

Synonyms

  • al (alle)
  • ieder

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: elk

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

Anagrams

  • lek

Low German

Etymology

Compare Dutch elk, English each.

Pronoun

elk

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

Declension

See also

  • jede
  • männich
  • veel
  • enige
  • elker
  • Elkeener

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a kind of large deer.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)