ELAN

elan

(noun) enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness; “a performance of great elan and sophistication”

dash, elan, flair, panache, style

(noun) distinctive and stylish elegance; “he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer”

ardor, ardour, elan, zeal

(noun) 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”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

elan (countable and uncountable, plural elans)

ardor or zeal inspired by passion or enthusiasm.

Anagrams

• Alne, Lane, Lean, Lena, Nale, Neal, enal, lane, lean, nale, neal

Noun

ELAN (plural ELANs)

(astronomy) Acronym of enormous Lyman-alpha nebula.

Anagrams

• Alne, Lane, Lean, Lena, Nale, Neal, enal, lane, lean, nale, neal

Source: Wiktionary


e`lan", b. Etym: [F., fr. élancer to dart.]

Definition: Ardor inspired by passion or enthusiasm.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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