What does the word elation mean?

Usage examples for elation

  1. He could not account for the strange, curious elation that possessed him, especially when Jacqueline would take Ney's horse and ride at his side, perhaps for an hour, when the sun was not too hot. – The Missourian by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
  2. There was great elation in his manner. – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  3. A feeling of elation possessed him. – The Main Chance by Meredith Nicholson