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Meaning of ELAN

Pronunciation:  ey'lân

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness; "a performance of great elan and sophistication"
  2. [n]  distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"
  3. [n]  a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause); "they were imbued with a revolutionary ardor"; "he felt a kind of religious zeal"

ELAN is a 4 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: ardor, ardour, dash, flair, panache, style, zeal
 See Also: avidity, avidness, eagerness, elegance, keenness, life, liveliness, spirit, sprightliness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\['E]`lan"\, b. [F., fr. ['e]lancer to dart.]
Ardor inspired by passion or enthusiasm.

Computing Dictionary

["Top-down Programming with Elan", C.H.A. Koster, Ellis Horwood 1987].

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: activity, alacrity, animal spirits, animation, anxiety, anxiousness, appetite, ardor, avidity, avidness, breathless impatience, brio, briskness, capersomeness, cheerful readiness, coltishness, dash, eagerness, enthusiasm, esprit, exuberance, forwardness, friskiness, frolicsomeness, gaiety, gamesomeness, gayness, glow, gust, gusto, heartiness, impatience, impetuosity, impetus, joie de vivre, keen desire, keenness, life, liveliness, lustiness, mettle, oomph, perkiness, pertness, piss and vinegar, playfulness, promptness, quickness, readiness, robustness, rollicksomeness, rompishness, skittishness, spirit, spiritedness, spirits, sportiveness, sprightliness, verve, vigor, vim, vitality, vivacity, warmth, zest, zestfulness, zing, zip