from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To rise, fly, or glide high and with little apparent effort.
- intransitive v. To climb swiftly or powerfully.
- intransitive v. To glide in an aircraft while maintaining altitude.
- intransitive v. To ascend suddenly above the normal or usual level: Our spirits soared. See Synonyms at rise.
- n. The act of soaring.
- n. The altitude or scope attained in soaring.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To fly aloft with little effort, as a bird.
- v. To mount upward on wings, or as on wings.
- v. To fly by means of a glider or other unpowered aircraft.
- v. To rise, especially rapidly or unusually high.
- v. To rise in thought, spirits, or imagination; to be exalted in mood.
- n. The act of soaring.
- n. An upward flight.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To fly aloft, as a bird; to mount upward on wings, or as on wings.
- intransitive v. Fig.: To rise in thought, spirits, or imagination; to be exalted in mood.
- intransitive v. To fly by wind power; to glide indefinitely without loss of altitude.
- n. The act of soaring; upward flight.
- adj. See 3d sore.
- adj. See sore, reddish brown.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To mount on wings, or as on wings, through the air; fly aloft, as a bird or other winged creature; specifically, to rise and remain on the wing without visible movements of the pinions.
- To mount or rise aloft; rise, or seem to rise, lightly in the air.
- To float, as at the surface of a liquid.
- To rise mentally, morally, or socially; aspire beyond the commonplace or ordinary level.
- n. The act of soaring, or rising in the air.
- n. The height attained in soaring; the range of one who or that which soars.
- n. See sore.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. fly by means of a hang glider
- v. go or move upward
- v. rise rapidly
- v. fly upwards or high in the sky
- n. the act of rising upward into the air
- v. fly a plane without an engine
Middle English soren, from Old French essorer, from Vulgar Latin *exaurāre : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin aura, air (from Greek, breeze; see aura).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French s'essorer ("to soar"), essorer ("to dry (by exposing to the air)"), from Latin ex ("out") + aura ("the air, a breeze"), from Ancient Greek αὔρα (aura, "breath"). Compare aura, and exhale. (Wiktionary)