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6 definitions found
 for elan
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  elan
      n 1: 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" [syn: ardor, ardour,
           elan, zeal]
      2: distinctive and stylish elegance; "he wooed her with the
         confident dash of a cavalry officer" [syn: dash, elan,
         flair, panache, style]
      3: enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness; "a performance
         of great elan and sophistication"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  68 Moby Thesaurus words for "elan":
     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
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  ELAN
         Education LANguage
         

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  ELAN
         Emulated Local Area Network (ATM, LANE)
         

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

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

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