Elan meaning

ā-läɴ, ā-län
Enthusiastic vigor and liveliness.
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Élan is defined as the state of having a lot of self confidence or enthusiasm.

An example of élan is believing that you can do anything.

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Distinctive style or flair.
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Spirited self-assurance; verve; dash; enthusiasm.
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(Ethernet Virtual Private LAN) See Carrier Ethernet.
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Ardor or zeal inspired by passion or enthusiasm.
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Origin of elan

  • French from Old French eslan rush from eslancer to hurl es- out (from Latin ex- ex–) lancer to throw (from Late Latin lanceāre to throw a lance) (from Latin lancea lance)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French élan.

    From Wiktionary