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delf \delf\, n. Same as Delftware.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late Old English dælf "trench, ditch, quarry," from gedelf "digging, a digging," from delfan "to dig" (see delve).


n. 1 A mine, quarry, pit dug; ditch 2 (alternative form of delftware English) Delftware


n. an excavation; usually a quarry or mine


Delf may refer to:

  • Delf (waterway), a river in the Netherlands
  • Barrie Delf (born 1961), English professional footballer
  • Marion Delf-Smith, a botanist whose author abbreviation is Delf.
  • DELF - Diplôme d'études en langue française - a certification of French language abilities.

See also may refer to:

  • Delfs (surname)

Usage examples of "delf".

The furniture of the room was very homely of course-- a few rough chairs and a table, a corner cupboard with their little stock of crockery and delf, a gaudy tea-tray, representing a lady in bright red, walking out with a very blue parasol, a few common, coloured scripture subjects in frames upon the wall and chimney, an old dwarf clothes-press and an eight-day clock, with a few bright saucepans and a kettle, comprised the whole.