[ ih-ley-tid ]
/ ɪˈleɪ tɪd /


very happy or proud; jubilant; in high spirits: an elated winner of a contest.

Origin of elated

First recorded in 1605–15; elate + -ed2

Related forms

e·lat·ed·ly, adverbe·lat·ed·ness, nounsu·per·e·lat·ed, adjectiveun·e·lat·ed, adjective

Definition for elated (2 of 2)


[ ih-leyt ]
/ ɪˈleɪt /

verb (used with object), e·lat·ed, e·lat·ing.

to make very happy or proud: news to elate the hearer.


Origin of elate

1350–1400; Middle English elat proud, exalted < Latin ēlātus carried away, lifted up (past participle of efferre), equivalent to ē- e-1 + lā- carry, lift (see translate) + -tus past participle suffix

Related forms

o·ver·e·late, verb (used with object), o·ver·e·lat·ed, o·ver·e·lat·ing.un·e·lat·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for elated (1 of 2)


/ (ɪˈleɪtɪd) /


full of high spirits, exhilaration, pride or optimism; very happy

Derived Forms

elatedly, adverbelatedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for elated (2 of 2)


/ (ɪˈleɪt) /


(tr) to fill with high spirits, exhilaration, pride or optimism

Word Origin for elate

C16: from Latin ēlāt- stem of past participle of efferre to bear away, from ferre to carry
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