[ sawr, sohr ]
/ sɔr, soʊr /
verb (used without object)
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.
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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.
OTHER WORDS FROM soarsoar·er, nounsoar·ing·ly, adverb
Words nearby soar
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Example sentences from the Web for soarer
Be like a eagle, and soar and the soarer you get the more we shall all be gratified!The Complete Works of Artemus Ward|Charles Farrar Browne (AKA Artemus Ward)
British Dictionary definitions for soarer
/ (sɔː) /
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
Derived forms of soarsoarer, 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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