Pronunciation: (sôr, sōr),[key] —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. 1. an act or instance of soaring.
2. the height attained in soaring.