• WordNet 3.6
    • n elater any of various widely distributed beetles
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Elater (Bot) An elastic spiral filament for dispersing the spores, as in some liverworts.
    • Elater (Zoöl) Any beetle of the family Elateridæ, having the habit, when laid on the back, of giving a sudden upward spring, by a quick movement of the articulation between the abdomen and thorax; -- called also click beetle spring beetle, and snapping beetle.
    • n Elater One who, or that which, elates.
    • n Elater (Chem) The active principle of elaterium, being found in the juice of the wild or squirting cucumber (Ecballium agreste, formerly Motordica Elaterium) and other related species. It is extracted as a bitter, white, crystalline substance, which is a violent purgative.
    • Elater (Zoöl) The caudal spring used by Podura and related insects for leaping. See Collembola.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n elater One who or that which elates.
    • n elater Elasticity; especially, the expansibility of a gas.
    • n elater [NL.] In botany: One of the four clubshaped filaments of Equisetaceæ, attached at one point to a spore, formed by the splitting of the outer coat of the spore. They are strongly hygroscopic, and aid in the dispersion of the spores, also keeping a small group together, as they leave the sporangium. See cut under Equisetaceæ.
    • n elater One of the long and slender fusiform cells of Hepaticæ having one or more spiral thickenings within. They loosen the spores in the capsule at the time of their dispersion.
    • n elater One of the similar free filaments of Myxomycetes forming part of the capillitium, and frequently having spiral thickenings. They are sometimes furnished with spines. Their characters are useful in distinguishing species.
    • n elater [NL.] In entomology: [capitalized] The typical genus of the family Elateridæ, founded by Linnæus in 1767. It comprises over 100 species, of which nearly 50 inhabit North America. They are mostly found in temperate regions, on leaves and flowers, or oftener under bark. They are distinguished from members of related genera by the filiform fourth tarsal joint, oblong-oval scutellum, small regularly convex head, and the sinuate single-toothed dilatation of the hind coxæ.
    • n elater One of the Elateridæ; a click-beetle.
    • n elater One of the elastic bristles at the end of the abdomen of the Poduridæ. A. S. Packard. See spring.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Elater an elastic filament in certain liverworts and scale-mosses: a skip-jack beetle
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  • Alexander Pope
    “Never elated when someone's oppressed, never dejected when another one's blessed.”
  • Agnes Repplier
    “It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us. It is the elation that comes of swift contact with tingling currents of thought.”
  • Vernon Howard
    “Can you think of anything more permanently elating than to know that you are on the right road at last?”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. driver, fr. to drive
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. elātus, pa.p. of efferree, out, ferre, to carry.


In literature:

Laura flits out of the room much elated.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Elated by success, the entire conquest of Canada was now determined upon by the English.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
But now, even a dream of freedom and friends is gratifying, and I cannot help feeling elated by it.
"The American Family Robinson" by D. W. Belisle
One can imagine the elation of my friends as they sat around that little table at Garraway's.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
Joe felt a lift of elation.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
With this I started for home, highly elated with my success.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
Harley's feelings, as he saw, were mingled, a strange compound of elation and apprehension.
"The Candidate" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
She was naturally, therefore, elated at the result.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
I was at once more frightened and more elated than I believed it possible for any girl to be.
"Betty Vivian" by L. T. Meade
Poor Darvell, half elated and half troubled, knew but little of the cause of this new vehemence.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
Every one of them felt a thrill of excitement, even elation.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The Ministers were elated in an extraordinary manner by this evidence of Hownam's.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
He kept far ahead of his comrades, elated and fiercely glad, every nerve strung with expectation.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Gerard felt quite hopeful, quite elated.
"The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley" by Bertram Mitford
But Warren thoroughly understood and appreciated it; and was more elate than ever, inwardly.
"A Secret of the Lebombo" by Bertram Mitford
Many people are elated with their quitting Boston.
"Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution" by John Adams
I sprang down the course in pursuit, elated to see that I had driven even with the pro.
"The Idyl of Twin Fires" by Walter Prichard Eaton
As time went on, he became more and more elated and sure of himself.
"The Westerners" by Stewart Edward White
Mariana went home with throbs of elation in her heart.
"Phases of an Inferior Planet" by Ellen Glasgow
In high elation, with new interest in life, we set to work.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman

In poetry:

Quite elated appear, take enough of good cheer,
But more, like a pestilence, shun :
True bliss never think in meat, or in drink,
To find — but in Jesus alone.
"Another Invitation, Or Exhortation To Worship Christ Jesus" by Rees Prichard
Yes; may my tongue disdain a vassal's care;
My lyre resound no prostituted lay;
More warm to merit, more elate to wear
The cap of Freedom than the crown of bay.
"Elegy XXIII. Reflections Suggested" by William Shenstone
Between two lengthening rows of smiles,
One sweetly shy, one proud, elate,
Two loves passed down the long, wide aisles,
Will they ever forget the low, white gate?
"Lines (Two Loves)" by Abram Joseph Ryan
To the sad mother, who, in speechless grief,
Mourn'd o'er her infant's unprotected state,
Benignant charity affords relief,
And bids her bosom glow, with joy elate.
"Lines: Written On Seeing The Children of The Naval Asylum" by Thomas Gent
Right loud the bugle's hallali elate
Rang forth of merry dingles round the tors;
And deftest hand was he from foreign wars,
But soon he hailed the home-bred yeoman mate.
"Forest History" by George Meredith
Happiness, to some, elation;
Is, to others, mere stagnation.
Days of passive somnolence,
At its wildest, indolence.
Hours of empty quietness,
No delight, and no distress.
"Happiness" by Amy Lowell

In news:

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Amid the elation inside Libya, and much self-congratulations in the United States and NATO, news of the overthrow and execution of Muammar Qaddafi by Libyan rebels has overshadowed events that are far less promising and welcome.
The frozen birds are rolling in and staff at the Denver Rescue Mission are elated by the community's compassion.
After years of waiting, victims' family members were elated to hear that the Oakland County Child Killer Case would go in front of a jury.

In science:

Otherwise, the system would fluctuate between the two pure phases by an, for macroscopic systems even macroscopic, energy ∆E ∼ Elat of the order of the latent heat. I.e. the convexity of S (E ) is the generic signal of a phase transition of first order and of phaseseparation.
Heat can flow from cold to hot in Microcanonical Thermodynamics of finite systems. The microscopic origin of condensation and phase separations
Obviously they are well-de fined and preserve any inclusion r elation.
Generalization of Harish-Chandra's basic theorem for Riemannian symmetric spaces of non-compact type
The corr elator then decays with distance as a power law governed by the intersection exponent ζL .
Conformal Random Geometry
Cioffi, “Spatially-corr elated jamming in Gaussian multiple access and broadcast channels,” Proc.
Jamming in Fixed-Rate Wireless Systems with Power Constraints - Part I: Fast Fading Channels
A strict partial order is an irre flexive, transitive (and thus asymmetric) binary r elation. A weak order is a negatively transitive strict partial order. A total order is a connected strict partial order.
Semantics and Evaluation of Top-k Queries in Probabilistic Databases
Magnifications, impact parameters and time-scales for the r elative peak fluxes adopted in Fig. 4.
Parameter degeneracies and (un)predictability of gravitational microlensing events
It is a pleasure to acknowlege many stimulating and useful discussions about the relativistic theory of elaticity with J.
Static elastic deformations in general relativity
The integral γ -ray flux above 1 TeV is plotted as a function of time (in days) r elative to periastron.
The Status of VHE Gamma-Ray Astronomy
Consider the corr elator (B.6), but with |x − y| ≫ ac , so that the contact term in D−1 n does not contribute, and the kernels Q at the two ends of D−1 n do not overlap.
Rooted staggered fermions: good, bad or ugly?
For a homogeneous and isotropic fluid the Ornstein-Zernike r elation is given by h(r) = c(r) + ρ Z h(r′ ) c(|r − r′ |)dr′ , where h(r) is the total correlation function (which is g(r) less the mean field contribution of 1).
Computers and Liquid State Statistical Mechanics
These classifications can be r elated to the physical mechanisms undergone within the supernova and in the star’s pre-supernova phase.
Radio Supernovae
It offers possible significant conceptual extensions of general r elativity at short distances/high energies, and gives another arena in which one can conceptually/physically modify the classical theory.
New ideas about multiplication of tensorial distributions
I I . R ELAT ED WORK A large body of work in classical group testing has focused on combinatorial design, i.e., construction of contact matrices that satisfy a disjunctness property (the exact definition will be provided in Section IV).
Group Testing with Probabilistic Tests: Theory, Design and Application
I I . R ELAT ED WORK The problem of expertise presentation can be thought of as user summarization and presentation, which has been studied in various contexts of user modeling, mainly in user profiling, personalization, recommendation systems etc.
User Taglines: Alternative Presentations of Expertise and Interest in Social Media
Equation (7.16) makes it explicit that more QSO fields n eed to be observed in order to establish the signi ficance of the QSO-galaxy corr elations if (i) the QSO number count function is shallow (a close to unity), and (ii) the galaxy bias factor b is small.
Weak Gravitational Lensing