\ ˈsȯr How to pronounce soar (audio) \
soared; soaring; soars

Definition of soar

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1a : 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



Definition of soar (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Other Words from soar


soarer noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for soar

Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Noun

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Examples of soar in a Sentence

Verb The temperature soared to 100 degrees. Stock prices are beginning to soar. The oil shortage sent prices soaring. The nation's divorce rate has soared. The eagle soared above us. A hang glider soared in the air. The rocket soared into the sky. The ball soared out of the stadium. The mountain soars over 20,000 feet above sea level. Noun the soar of the space shuttle never fails to inspire See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Verb High fire danger returns to this region as well as temperatures soar, dry conditions persist and winds pick up. Greg Norman, Fox News, 16 May 2022 Believe it or not, the height of summer — when temperatures soar into the 90s — is a great time to visit. Leilani Marie Labong, Travel + Leisure, 10 May 2022 That said, a basketball postseason is never roiled by conspiracies of smaller balls or rims that soar above or fall short of 10 feet. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2022 Some individuals buy an NFT in the hope that its value will soar, while others buy them strictly for bragging rights. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 31 Mar. 2022 Which brings us to Matthew Stafford, the ex-Detroit Lions quarterback, the current LA Rams quarterback and the defending Super Bowl winner, who in the past year saw his trajectory soar into the clouds. Mitch Albom, Detroit Free Press, 24 Apr. 2022 The 7-foot-1, 245-pounder saw his stock soar during his first season at Auburn after transferring from North Carolina. Tom Green |, al, 3 Apr. 2022 Hycroft is a penny stock and saw its share price soar Tuesday on the announcement, jumping more than 92% in pre-market trading. Chris Morris, Fortune, 15 Mar. 2022 Manufacturers saw demand soar when more people began working from home. Tim De Chant, Ars Technica, 14 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun On the flip side, Kelsie Dolin and Betty Maxwell proved that some duet partners can help each other soar to new heights. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2022 The city of Chicago plans to make available $12.5 million in prepaid gas and public transit cards as prices at the pump soar, Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced. Chicago Tribune Staff,, 1 Apr. 2022 Linke stopped a pair of shots to each side of her on the first two Point Loma shots and watched another two soar over the bar in the shootout. San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Feb. 2022 Turks are unable to make ends meet as the costs of potatoes, flour and chicken soar. Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2021 Berger, who had seen in-office costs for protective equipment soar, then set a deadline for shots. Christine Spolar, CNN, 18 June 2021 We are easily charmed by the splash in the birdbath, the lift off of wings and the soar into the blue sky. Beth Thames |, al, 23 Nov. 2021 For the record, FanGraphs incorporated pitch framing into its WAR calculations a couple of years ago, which made Posey’s number soar. John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle, 6 Nov. 2021 So dust off those benefits, get creative, and watch your employer brand soar. Robert Glazer, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of soar


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1596, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for soar


Middle English soren, from Middle French essorer, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *exaurare, from Latin ex- + aura air — more at aura

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“Soar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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\ ˈsȯr How to pronounce soar (audio) \
soared; soaring

Kids Definition of soar

1 : to fly or glide through the air often at a great height
2 : to increase quickly Prices were soaring.
3 : to rise quickly My spirits soared.
4 : to rise to a great height Buildings soared above us.

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