elate

Elate \E*late"\, a. [L. elatus elevated, fig., elated, proud (the figure, perh., being borrowed from a prancing horse); e out + latus (used as p. p. of ferre to bear), for tlatus, and akin to E. tolerate. See {Tolerate}, and cf. {Extol}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Lifted up; raised; elevated. With upper lip elate. --Fenton. [1913 Webster] And sovereign law, that State's collected will, O'er thrones and globes, elate, Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill. --Sir W. Jones. [1913 Webster] 2. Having the spirits raised by success, or by hope; flushed or exalted with confidence; elated; exultant. [1913 Webster] O, thoughtless mortals! ever blind to fate, Too soon dejected, and dejected, and too soon elate. --Pope. [1913 Webster] Our nineteenth century is wonderfully set up in its own esteem, wonderfully elate at its progress. --Mrs. H. H. Jackson. Syn: Puffed up; lofty; proud; haughty; exalted; inspirited; transported; delighted; overjoyed. [1913 Webster]