6 letter word starting with el

Words Parts of Speech Meaning/Definition/Similar Words
elaeis noun A genus of palms.
elaine noun Alt. of Elain
elance verb t. To throw as a lance; to hurl; to dart.
elanet noun A kite of the genus Elanus.
elapse verb i. To slip or glide away; to pass away silently, as time; — used chiefly in reference to time.
elated imp. & past participle of Elate
elater noun One who, or that which, elates., An elastic spiral filament for dispersing the spores, as in some liverworts., Any beetle of the family Elateridae, having the habit, when laid on the back, of giving a sudden upward spring, by a quick movement of the articulation between the abdomen and thorax; — called also click beetle, spring beetle, and snapping beetle., The caudal spring used by Podura and related insects for leaping. See Collembola., The active principle of elaterium, being found in the juice of the wild or squirting cucumber (Ecballium agreste, formerly Motordica Elaterium) and other related species. It is extracted as a bitter, white, crystalline substance, which is a violent purgative.
elcaja noun An Arabian tree (Trichilia emetica). The fruit, which is emetic, is sometimes employed in the composition of an ointment for the cure of the itch.
eldern adjective Made of elder.
eldest adjective Oldest; longest in duration., Born or living first, or before the others, as a son, daughter, brother, etc.; first in origin. See Elder.
elding noun Fuel.
elegit noun A judicial writ of execution, by which a defendant’s goods are appraised and delivered to the plaintiff, and, if not sufficient to satisfy the debt, all of his lands are delivered, to be held till the debt is paid by the rents and profits, or until the defendant’s interest has expired.
elemin noun A transparent, colorless oil obtained from elemi resin by distillation with water; also, a crystallizable extract from the resin.
elench noun That part of an argument on which its conclusiveness depends; that which convinces of refutes an antagonist; a refutation., A specious but fallacious argument; a sophism.
elenge adjective Sorrowful; wretched; full of trouble.
eleven adjective Ten and one added; as, eleven men., The sum of ten and one; eleven units or objects., A symbol representing eleven units, as 11 or xi., The eleven men selected to play on one side in a match, as the representatives of a club or a locality; as, the all-England eleven.
elfish adjective Of or relating to the elves; elflike; implike; weird; scarcely human; mischievous, as though caused by elves.
elfkin noun A little elf.
elicit adjective Elicited; drawn out; made real; open; evident., 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.
elided imp. & past participle of Elide
elison noun Division; separation., The cutting off or suppression of a vowel or syllable, for the sake of meter or euphony; esp., in poetry, the dropping of a final vowel standing before an initial vowel in the following word, when the two words are drawn together.
elisor noun An elector or chooser; one of two persons appointed by a court to return a jury or serve a writ when the sheriff and the coroners are disqualified.
elixir noun A tincture with more than one base; a compound tincture or medicine, composed of various substances, held in solution by alcohol in some form., An imaginary liquor capable of transmuting metals into gold; also, one for producing life indefinitely; as, elixir vitae, or the elixir of life., The refined spirit; the quintessence., Any cordial or substance which invigorates.
elknut noun The buffalo nut. See under Buffalo.
elleck noun The red gurnard or cuckoo fish.
elohim noun One of the principal names by which God is designated in the Hebrew Scriptures.
eloign verb t. To remove afar off; to withdraw., To convey to a distance, or beyond the jurisdiction, or to conceal, as goods liable to distress.
eloped imp. & past participle of Elope
eloper noun One who elopes.
elrich adjective Alt. of Elritch
eluded imp. & past participle of Elude
elvish adjective Pertaining to elves; implike; mischievous; weird; also, vacant; absent in demeanor. See Elfish., Mysterious; also, foolish.
elwand noun See Ellwand.
elysia plural of Elysium
elytra plural of Elytrum