Elf vs Stag - What's the difference?

elf | stag |

As an initialism elf

is (a radical environmentalism group).

As a noun stag is

an adult male deer.

As a verb stag is

(british) to act as a "stag", an irregular dealer in stocks.

As an adverb stag is

of a man, attending a formal social function without a date.




(elves) (wikipedia elf)
  • (Norse mythology) A luminous spirit presiding over nature and fertility and dwelling in the world of (Elfland). Compare angel, nymph, fairy.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Every elf , and fairy sprite, / Hop as light as bird from brier.
  • Any from a race of mythical, supernatural beings resembling but seen as distinct from human beings. Usually skilled in magic or spellcrafting; sometimes depicted as clashing with dwarves, especially in modern fantasy literature.
  • (fantasy) Any of the magical, typically forest-guarding races bearing some similarities to the Norse (through Tolkien's Eldar)
  • A very diminutive person; a dwarf.
  • Derived terms

    * elfin * elfinwood * elfish * Elfland * elflock * elven * elvish * light elves * dark elves

    See also

    * fay * fairy * brownie * dwarf * hobbit


    * Marshall Jones Company (1930). Mythology of All Races'' Series, Volume 2 ''Eddic , Great Britain: Marshall Jones Company, 1930, pp. 220-221.



    Alternative forms

    * (l) (dialectal), (l) (Scotland), (l), (l) (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • An adult male deer.
  • A colt, or filly.
  • (by extension, obsolete) A romping girl.
  • An improperly or late castrated bull or ram – called also a bull seg. See the Note under ox.
  • An outside irregular dealer in stocks, who is not a member of the exchange.
  • One who applies for the allotment of shares in new projects, with a view to sell immediately at a premium, and not to hold the stock.
  • The European wren, .
  • An unmarried male, a bachelor; a male not accompanying a female at a social event.
  • A social event for males held in honor of a groom on the eve of his wedding, attended by male friends of the groom, sometimes a fund-raiser.
  • The stag will be held in the hotel's ballroom


    * (social event) bachelor party (US''), stag do (''UK informal ), stag party

    Derived terms

    * stag beetle * stag do * stag night * stag party


  • (British) To act as a "stag", an irregular dealer in stocks.
  • To watch; to dog, or keep track of.
  • Adverb

  • Of a man, attending a formal social function without a date.
  • My brother went stag to prom because he couldn't find a date.

    See also

    * bachelorette party, hen party (Webster 1913)


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