[ sawr-ing, sohr- ]
/ ˈsɔr ɪŋ, ˈsoʊr- /


the sport of flying a sailplane.

Origin of soaring

First recorded in 1895–90; soar + -ing1

Related forms

un·soar·ing, adjective

Definition for soaring (2 of 2)


[ sawr, sohr ]
/ sɔr, soʊr /

verb (used without object)


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


1 See fly1.
4 tower; mount.

Related forms

soar·er, nounsoar·ing·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for soaring


/ (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


the act of soaring
the altitude attained by soaring

Derived Forms

soarer, 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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