Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.


intr.v. soared, soar·ing, soars
a. To rise or fly into the air: The startled hawk soared away.
b. To maintain altitude without moving the wings or using an engine; glide.
2. To increase or improve suddenly above the normal or usual level: Sales soared. Our spirits soared. See Synonyms at rise.
1. The act of soaring.
2. The altitude or scope attained in soaring.

[Middle English soren, from Old French essorer, from Vulgar Latin *exaurāre : Latin ex-, ex- + Latin aura, air (from Greek aurā, breeze; see aura).]

soar′er n.
soar′ing·ly adv.


in a soaring manner
References in classic literature ?
But as he read it, a death- like pallor stole over his face, and an expression of deep-seated wrath, illumined by the many-colored fire which gleamed so brightly, soaringly around the scene, produced a terrible spectacle, which every one would have shuddered at, could they only have read into his heart, now torn by the most stormy and most bitter passions.
A pregnant Sweet Plantado-Tiongson fully and soaringly belted out 'Meadowlark' from 'The Baker's Wife'; Carla Guevara-Laforteza's 'Woman' from 'The Pirate Queen' was a master class in vocal technique; and Audie Gemora once more demonstrated his unparalleled skill at musical phrasing and enunciation with Kerrigan and Lowdermilk's 'One Last Prayer.
Although handsomely mounted and soaringly scored by Hans Zimmer and Lome Balfe, "A.
The continual rainfall through out the country has prompted an improvement to the key reservoirs levels that supply water in and around the country suggesting a slight inflow in comparison with the last report which indicated soaringly low dam levels.
Undeniably heavy, but soaringly beautiful at the same time, the song is one of the best things he's ever written and a clear reminder how much the wayward singer still has to offer.
And Schaufer responded soaringly to the Bergian and Straussian implications of Carl Ruggles' Vox Clamans in Deserto, homespun American despite its influences, Oliver Knussen conducting authoritatively.
Though I respect the detailed workings out through the book of routes through the major themes, it was only here, right at the end of the main section of the book, when I was reminded of RS Thomas's soaringly faithful
Soaringly melodic power rock from the American band that's been around the best part of a quarter of a century.
The Sixteen have always had an ensemble sound that some may find a bit hard-edged, and like the Tallis Scholars they favor a colorful blend rather than a creamy and homogeneous one, but the conviction with which they interpret this repertoire is unsurpassed and their sound is often soaringly lovely.
The soaringly inspirational 'sigma' is sung in Gaelic: "I search for the sign/ that will set my soul free/ My heart must be pure/ So that I can find peace.
He was, by turns, soaringly visceral and overblown and quietly reined-in and contained.