- 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
1. See fly1. 4. tower; mount.
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- 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 soarer
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