- to fly upward, as a bird.
- to fly at a great height, without visible movements of the pinions, as a bird.
- to glide along at a height, as an airplane.
- to rise or ascend to a height, as a mountain.
- to rise or aspire to a higher or more exalted level: His hopes soared.
Origin of soar
1325–75; Middle English soren < Middle French essorer < Vulgar Latin *exaurāre, equivalent to Latin ex- ex-1 + aur(a) air + -āre infinitive suffix
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1. See fly1. 4. tower; mount.
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Examples from the Web for soar
While public interest in Ebola continues to dwindle, the epidemic itself continues to soar.The Race for the Ebola Vaccine
January 7, 2015
Banks, who has spent nearly three decades as an educator, has a book on education reform coming out in September entitled “Soar”.Why Middle School Should Be Abolished
David C. Banks
July 12, 2014
He was the point man in the promotion when Evel Knievel swore he'd soar across Snake River Canyon in a sawed-off rocket ship.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull
March 8, 2014
And should the Fed exit, interest rates will soar, and the stock and housing markets will crash.Bad News for People Who Like Bad News
December 20, 2013
Interest rates will soar, home values will plummet, stock markets will crash, and global economies will crater.Crying Wolf on Capitol Hill
October 11, 2013
They soar up to the time when you will be happy with her, Martin.
They soar up to the time when you will be able to claim her, Martin.
If she can not rise to thee on the ladder of reason, she can soar on the wings of affection.The Book of Khalid
And how about our chum Nat; he never had any longing to soar through the air.Pathfinder
Mix soul with soul to cleave the sky,And soar away from star to star!The Liberty Minstrel
George W. Clark
- to rise or fly upwards into the air
- (of a bird, aircraft, etc) to glide while maintaining altitude by the use of ascending air currents
- to rise or increase in volume, size, etcsoaring prices
- the act of soaring
- the altitude attained by soaring
C14: from Old French essorer, from Vulgar Latin exaurāre (unattested) to expose to the breezes, from Latin ex- 1 + aura a breeze
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Word Origin and History for soar
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