soar

soar
soarer, n.soaringly, adv.
/sawr, sohr/, v.i.
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.
n.
6. an act or instance of soaring.
7. the height attained in soaring.
[1325-75; ME soren < MF essorer < VL *exaurare, equiv. to L ex- EX-1 + aur(a) air + -are inf. suffix]
Syn. 1. See fly1. 4. tower; mount.

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