- any of several women in Arthurian romance, as the daughter of King Pelles and the mother, by Lancelot, of Sir Galahad.
- a female given name, form of Helen.
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Examples from the Web for elaine
In the late 1980s, Hawking began to grow close to his redheaded, controlling nurse, Elaine Mason.
Then, in 2006, Hawking and Elaine divorced, and neither of them spoke about the marriage.
Elaine Kamarck, a fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution, wondered if their jobs pose a conflict of interest.D.C.'s Lesbian Power Wedding
September 5, 2014
Louis-Dreyfus made a joke that Cranston looked like a character Elaine had dated on Seinfeld.The Best Emmys Moments: Seth Meyers, Bryan Cranston, and a 'Seinfeld' Kiss
August 26, 2014
You worked with the late, great Elaine Stritch twice—on September and Small Time Crooks.Woody Allen on ‘Magic in the Moonlight,’ the Crisis in Gaza, and Those Allegations
July 18, 2014
And at dinner she was not nice to Enid and Elaine who admired her hero too frankly.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
"Oh, sixty or seventy, at least," was Elaine Hunter's guess.Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore
Anon as Elaine saw him she knew him, and then she cried aloud unto him.Stories of King Arthur and His Knights
U. Waldo Cutler
Elaine, Trask thought, at once, and almost at once rejected it.
"I'll have to come back, some time, and visit them," Elaine whispered to him.