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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.

updated on December 21, 2016

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Definitions of soar from WordNet
1
soar (v.)
rise rapidly;
the dollar soared against the yen
Synonyms: soar up / soar upwards / surge / zoom
soar (v.)
fly by means of a hang glider;
Synonyms: hang glide
soar (v.)
fly upwards or high in the sky;
soar (v.)
go or move upward;
The stock market soared after the cease-fire was announced
soar (v.)
fly a plane without an engine;
Synonyms: sailplane
2
soar (n.)
the act of rising upward into the air;
Synonyms: zoom
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