A hawk soars.



  • To fly high with little effort, like a bird.
  • To mount upward on wings, or as on wings, especially by gliding while employing rising air currents.
  • To remain aloft by means of a glider or other unpowered aircraft.
  • To rise, especially rapidly or unusually high.
  • To rise in thought, spirits, or imagination; to be exalted in mood.



  • From Middle English soren, from Old French essorer ("to fly up, soar"), from Vulgar Latin *exaurare ("to rise into the air"), from Latin ex ("out") + aura, from Ancient Greek αὔρα ("breath"). Compare aura, and exhale.

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