elan elan  /ˈi lən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
  2. (n) distinctive and stylish elegance
  3. (n) enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. He brought youth and idealism and accomplishment and elan and a sometimes boorish and clannish elitism to Washington.
  2. But Dutch designer Van der Meulen has solved the conundrum with elan to spare.
  3. Bush passed her over last time but her being a storm victim might now give her a certain elan.

News

  1. Elan Likely To Receive Higher Takeout Bids

    Elan Likely To Receive Higher Takeout Bids        
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. Elan advises holders to withdraw acceptances of Royalty Pharma Offer

    Elan Corporation advises Elan Shareholders to withdraw any acceptances of Royalty Pharma’s Offer without delay and not to tender any further acceptances. Following the outcome of the Elan EGM yesterday ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Theflyonthewall.com via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Elan Advises Shareholders to Withdraw Any Acceptances of the Royalty Pharma Offer and Not to Tender Any Further ...

    Elan Corporation, plc today advises Elan Shareholders to withdraw any acceptances of Royalty Pharma’s Offer without delay and not to tender any further acceptances.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "Peter, of the three of us, was our prince. He seemed so timeless. He had such elan and style," Brokaw said.
    on Aug 7, 2005 By: Tom Brokaw Source: USA Today

  2. Kelner added: "Roger has edited the Independent throughout one of the most difficult periods in its history and has done so with elan, dedication, skill and his customary energy. His achievement in producing such a terrific newspaper, and in keeping...
    on Apr 9, 2010 By: Simon Kelner Source: The Guardian

  3. Abhishek was all praise for Aishwarya, saying, "I think Raavan is by far Aishwarys's best performance. Hats off to her for doing such a difficult role with such elan. She aptly balanced grace and dignity while portraying strong willed woman."
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Aishwarya Rai Source: NDTV.com

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