soar

[ sawr, sohr ]
/ sɔr, soʊr /
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verb (used without object)

noun

an act or instance of soaring.
the height attained in soaring.

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
SYNONYMS FOR soar
1 See fly1.
4 tower; mount.
Related formssoar·er, nounsoar·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for soar

soar

/ (sɔː) /

verb (intr)

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

noun

the act of soaring
the altitude attained by soaring
Derived Formssoarer, nounsoaring, noun, adjective

Word Origin for soar

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

soar


v.

late 14c., from Old French essorer "fly up, soar," from Vulgar Latin *exaurare "rise into the air," from Latin ex- "out" (see ex-) + aura "breeze, air" (see aura). Of mountains, buildings, etc., by 1812; of prices, emotions, etc. from 1929. Related: Soared; soaring.

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