soar


1soar

intransitive verb \ˈsr\

: to increase very quickly in amount or price

: to fly or sail often at a great height by floating on air currents

: to rise quickly upward to a great height

Full Definition of SOAR

1
a :  to fly aloft or about
b (1) :  to sail or hover in the air often at a great height :  glide
(2) of a glider :  to fly without engine power and without loss of altitude
2
:  to rise or increase dramatically (as in position, value, or price) <stocks soared>
3
:  to ascend to a higher or more exalted level <makes my spirits soar>
4
:  to rise to majestic stature
soar·er noun

Examples of SOAR

  1. The temperature soared to 100 degrees.
  2. Stock prices are beginning to soar.
  3. The oil shortage sent prices soaring.
  4. The nation's divorce rate has soared.
  5. The eagle soared above us.
  6. A hang glider soared in the air.
  7. The rocket soared into the sky.
  8. The ball soared out of the stadium.
  9. The mountain soars over 20,000 feet above sea level.

Origin of SOAR

Middle English soren, from Middle French essorer, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *exaurare, from Latin ex- + aura air — more at aura
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms

airway, apron, corridor, dirigible, fishtail, flat-hat, vector

2soar

noun

Definition of SOAR

1
:  the range, distance, or height attained in soaring
2
:  the act of soaring :  upward flight

Examples of SOAR

  1. <the soar of the space shuttle never fails to inspire>

First Known Use of SOAR

1596

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms

airway, apron, corridor, dirigible, fishtail, flat-hat, vector

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