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soar

[sawr, sohr] /sɔr, soʊr/
verb (used without object)
1.
to fly upward, as a bird.
2.
to fly at a great height, without visible movements of the pinions, as a bird.
3.
to glide along at a height, as an airplane.
4.
to rise or ascend to a height, as a mountain.
5.
to rise or aspire to a higher or more exalted level:
His hopes soared.
noun
6.
an act or instance of soaring.
7.
the height attained in soaring.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English soren < Middle French essorer < Vulgar Latin *exaurāre, equivalent to Latin ex- ex-1 + aur(a) air + -āre infinitive suffix
Related forms
soarer, noun
soaringly, adverb
Synonyms
1. See fly1 . 4. tower; mount.
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  • Fascinating that qualities of its blood let it soar higher than many of its kin.
British Dictionary definitions for soar

soar

/sɔː/
verb (intransitive)
1.
to rise or fly upwards into the air
2.
(of a bird, aircraft, etc) to glide while maintaining altitude by the use of ascending air currents
3.
to rise or increase in volume, size, etc: soaring prices
noun
4.
the act of soaring
5.
the altitude attained by soaring
Derived Forms
soarer, noun
soaring, noun, adjective
Word Origin
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 soar
v.

late 14c., from Old French essorer "fly up, soar," from Vulgar Latin *exaurare "rise into the air," from Latin ex- "out" (see ex-) + aura "breeze, air" (see aura). Of mountains, buildings, etc., by 1812; of prices, emotions, etc. from 1929. Related: Soared; soaring.

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soar in Technology


1. State, Operator And Result. A general problem-solving production system architecture, intended as a model of human intelligence. Developed by A. Newell in the early 1980s. SOAR was originally implemented in Lisp and OPS5 and is currently implemented in Common Lisp. Version: Soar6.
E-mail: .
["The SOAR Papers", P.S. Rosenbloom et al eds, MIT Press 1993].
(1994-11-04)
2. Smalltalk On A RISC. A RISC microprocessor designed by David Patterson's at Berekeley.
(1994-11-04)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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