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Princeton's WordNet

  1. delfnoun

    an excavation; usually a quarry or mine


  1. delfnoun

    A mine, quarry, pit dug; ditch

  2. delfnoun


  3. Etymology: From the verb delfan, from delbanan, from dhelbh-.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Delf, Delfenoun

    Etymology: from delwan, Sax. to dig.

    Yet could not such mines, without great pains and charges, if at all, be wrought: the delfs would be so flown with waters, that no gins or machines could suffice to lay and keep them dry. John Ray, on the Creation.

    Thus barter honour for a piece of delf:
    No, not for China’s wide domain itself. Christopher Smart.


  1. DELF

    The Diplôme d'études en langue française (English: Diploma in French Language Studies) or DELF for short, is a certification of French-language abilities for non-native speakers of French administered by France Education International (France Éducation international or FEI) for France's Ministry of Education. It is composed of four independent diplomas corresponding to the first four levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: A1, A2, B1 and B2. Above this level, the "Proficient User" divisions are certified by the DALF. The examinations are available in four varieties:"DELF Prim" which is for Primary School students (only available at pre A1 level, A1 and A2), "DELF Junior et Scolaire" which is aimed at Secondary School students, "DELF Tous Publics" which is aimed at adults and "DELF Pro" which is aimed at people who would like to work. Each variety is worth exactly the same and results in the awarding of the same diploma, but the material is varied to ensure that it is appropriate for the target cohort. DELF certificates are valid for life and do not expire.


  1. delf

    The term "delf" does not have a general definition as it is not recognized as a standard English word. It could potentially be a typo or a specific term within a certain context, locale, or field, requiring more information to provide an accurate definition. However, in some regions like North England, "delf" is used to refer to a quarry or a mine for common stone. Also, the term Delft refers to a type of Dutch pottery.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Delfnoun

    a mine; a quarry; a pit dug; a ditch

  2. Delfnoun

    same as Delftware

  3. Etymology: [AS. delf a delving, digging. See Delve.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Delf

    delf, n. a contraction for Delft′ware, a kind of earthenware originally made at Delft, Holland.

  2. Delf

    delf, n. a drain, ditch: (her.) a charge representing a square sod. [A.S. dælfdelfan, to dig.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. delf

    A heraldic charge representing a square sod or turf, the term being probably derived from the word delve, to dig. A delf tenné is the appropriate abatement for him who revokes his challenge, or otherwise goes from his word.

Rap Dictionary

  1. delfnoun

    "Delf" was quoted for the first time by Parrish Smith when EPMD's last album was released in 1992. It was in a Source interview and it's about the same as "self" like going for delf (self). "Release yo delf" -- Method Man (Release yo delf).

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  1. DELF

    What does DELF stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the DELF acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DELF

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Delf is ranked #127494 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Delf surname appeared 134 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Delf.

    94.7% or 127 total occurrences were White.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of delf in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of delf in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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