- 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 of soarMiddle 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 + aura, air: see aura
- soaring range or height
- the act of soaring
intransitive verbsoared, soar·ing, soars
- a. To rise or fly into the air: The startled hawk soared away.b. To maintain altitude without moving the wings or using an engine; glide.
- To increase or improve suddenly above the normal or usual level: Sales soared. Our spirits soared. See Synonyms at rise.
- The act of soaring.
- The altitude or scope attained in soaring.
Origin of soarMiddle English soren, from Old French essorer, from Vulgar Latin *exaurāre : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin aura, air (from Greek aurā, breeze; see aura).
(third-person singular simple present soars, present participle soaring, simple past and past participle soared)
- to fly aloft with little effort, as a bird.
- When soars Gaul's vulture with his wings unfurled. Byron.
- to mount upward on wings, or as on wings.
- to fly by means of a glider or other unpowered aircraft.
- to rise, especially rapidly or unusually high.
- The pump prices soared into new heights as the strike continued.
- (figuratively) To rise in thought, spirits, or imagination; to be exalted in mood.
- Where the deep transported mind may soar. John Milton.
- Valor soars above What the world calls misfortune. Joseph Addison
- The act of soaring.
- This apparent soar of the hooded falcon. Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
- An upward flight.
From French s'essorer (â€œto soarâ€), essorer (â€œto dry (by exposing to the air)â€), from Latin ex (â€œoutâ€) + aura (â€œthe air, a breezeâ€), from Ancient Greek Î±á½”ÏÎ± (aura, â€œbreathâ€). Compare aura, and exhale.