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soar

[sawr, sohr]
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:
1325–75; Middle English soren < Middle French essorer < Vulgar Latin *exaurāre, equivalent to Latin ex- ex-1 + aur(a) air + -āre infinitive suffix

soarer, noun
soaringly, adverb


1. See fly1. 4. tower; mount.
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soar (sɔː)
 
vb
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
 
n
4.  the act of soaring
5.  the altitude attained by soaring
 
[C14: from Old French essorer, from Vulgar Latin exaurāre (unattested) to expose to the breezes, from Latin ex-1 + aura a breeze]
 
'soarer
 
n
 
'soaring
 
n, —adj

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soar
late 14c., from O.Fr. essorer "fly up, soar," from V.L. *exaurare "rise into the air," from L. ex- "out" + aura "breeze, air."
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Example sentences
It combines the thrill of soaring through the air with the aesthetic pleasures
  of a bird's-eye view.
Soaring summer temperatures can take a toll on many garden plants.
The soaring timbered ceiling had disappeared under tiles fitted with
  fluorescent lights.
It has a habit of occasionally soaring into the air and descending in loops and
  spirals.
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