- To soar is to go above normal levels, or to coast through the air.
- An example of soar is when prices rapidly rise.
- An example of soar is when a bird coasts through the air.
- to rise or fly high into the air
- to fly, sail, or glide along high in the air
- to glide along without engine power, maintaining or gaining altitude on currents of air: said of an aircraft, esp. a glider
- to rise above the usual or ordinary level or bounds; be elevated: soaring prices, soaring spirits
Origin: Middle English soren from Old French essorer, to expose (wings) to the air, hence soar, as a falcon from Vulgar Latin an unverified form exaurare from Classical Latin ex-, out plush aura, air: see aura
- soaring range or height
- the act of soaring
- soarer noun
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intransitive verb soared, soar·ing, soars
- To rise, fly, or glide high and with little apparent effort.
- To climb swiftly or powerfully.
- To glide in an aircraft while maintaining altitude.
- To ascend suddenly above the normal or usual level: Our spirits soared. See Synonyms at rise.
- The act of soaring.
- The altitude or scope attained in soaring.
Origin: Middle English soren, from Old French essorer, from Vulgar Latin *exaurāre : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin aura, air (from Greek, breeze; see aura).
- soarˈer noun
- soarˈing·ly adverb