If you're elated you aren't just happy — you're over the moon, absolutely excited, and bursting with pride. Like the way you feel after winning a scholarship to your first-choice college or mastering a back handspring.
You might be elated to hear you got that dream job, and your whole family might be elated when your favorite baseball team wins the World Series. Feeling elated is all about being so extremely proud and overjoyed, and usually happens as a result of an accomplishment. So if you've just achieved something big, feel free to be elated — and enjoy your time on cloud nine.