What does pelf mean?

Definitions for pelfpɛlf

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pelf.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum(noun)

    informal terms for money


  1. pelf(Noun)

    money; riches; gain; especially when dishonestly acquired (cf. lucre)

  2. Origin: Old French pelfre, "booty, stolen goods." It is related to pilfer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pelf(noun)

    money; riches; lucre; gain; -- generally conveying the idea of something ill-gotten or worthless. It has no plural

  2. Origin: [OE. pelfir booty, OF. pelfre, akin to pelfrer to plunder, and perh. to E. pillage. Cf. Pilfer.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pelf

    pelf, n. riches (in a bad sense): money. [O. Fr. pelfre, booty; allied to pilfer.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pelf in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pelf in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mahabharata:

    Entangled in a hundred worldly snares, Self-seeking men, by ignorance deluded, Strive by unrighteous means to pile up riches. Then, in their self-complacency, they say, ?This acquisition I have made to-day, That will I gain to-morrow, so much pelf Is hoarded up already, so much more Remains that I have yet to treasure up. This enemy I have destroyed, him also, And others in their turn, I will despatch. I am a lord; I will enjoy myself; I?m wealthy, noble, strong, successful, happy; I?m absolutely perfect; no one else In all the world can be compared to me. Now will I offer up a sacrifice, Give gifts with lavish hand, and be triumphant.? Such men, befooled by endless vain conceits, Caught in the meshes of the world?s illusion, Immersed in sensuality, descend Down to the foulest hell of unclean spirits.*

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