What does elan mean?

Definitions for elan

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. dash, elan, flair, panache, style(noun)

    distinctive and stylish elegance

    "he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer"

  3. elan(noun)

    enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness

    "a performance of great elan and sophistication"


  1. elan(Noun)

    ardor or zeal inspired by passion or enthusiasm.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elan

    ardor inspired by passion or enthusiasm

  2. Origin: [F., fr. lancer to dart.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Élan

    ā-long′, n. impetuosity, dash. [Fr.]

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Anagrams for elan »

  1. enal, Lane, lane, lean, Lena, Neal


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elan in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jerry Kamstra:

    When I arrived in San Francisco in 1957 I discovered a community existing on the edge of the city unlike any other in America. Reckless, creative, frenetic, insane, it was too insane for a lot of people, for not many survived. I did, however, and in surviving came of age in the cheap pads and artists' lofts in North Beach. In the process I lost my innocence and my youth, but gained an indelible memory of a bunch of crazy people who lived, fought, struggled, loved, and even died together with a sense of elan and community that I had never experienced before nor have found since.

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