soar

1 of 2

verb

soared; soaring; soars

intransitive verb

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
soarer noun

soar

2 of 2

noun

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

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 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
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
But in a triumph of modern engineering, the soaring Taipei 101, once the world’s tallest skyscraper, emerged from the island’s latest seismic event undamaged. Oscar Holland, CNN, 4 Apr. 2024 The housing market has slowed substantially due in large part to soaring mortgage rates. Max Zahn, ABC News, 3 Apr. 2024 More:Ford cuts car repair wait times with mobile service amid soaring demand for auto techs More:Ford is getting rid of 1 vehicle feature to save $10M — but many people won’t notice Contact Phoebe Wall Howard: 313-618-1034 or phoward@freepress.com. Detroit Free Press, 3 Apr. 2024 Some estimates put the costs for rebuilding the bridge as high as $800 million and others project that insurance claims for the episode could soar to $4 billion. Lucas Ropek / Gizmodo, Quartz, 2 Apr. 2024 Jack Clark, who in addition to heading policy at OpenAI rival Anthropic writes a good newsletter on AI, Import AI, points out that the seemingly soaring capital intensity of advanced AI has important implications for AI policy. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 2 Apr. 2024 With the release of Cowboy Carter on March 29, the singer is inspiring much more than country music's rise in popularity — western fashion is about to soar, too. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 1 Apr. 2024 Before the storms arrive, Kansas City’s temperatures will soar to nearly 80 degrees, well above 61 degrees for this time of year. Robert A. Cronkleton, Kansas City Star, 1 Apr. 2024 Editors’ Picks Our Bunnies, Ourselves For years, Mr. Erdogan insisted on lowering interest rates to stimulate growth, even when inflation soared above 80 percent in late 2022. Ben Hubbard, New York Times, 1 Apr. 2024
Noun
The company will take over the stock held by Digital World Acquisition, its merger partner, which saw its share price soar on Monday more than 35 percent. Drew Harwell, Washington Post, 25 Mar. 2024 Onana saved efforts from Núñez twice while Mac Allister saw a free kick soar over the bar as Klopp’s team kept its foot on the gas pedal. Sam Joseph, CNN, 17 Mar. 2024 Rival Nvidia, which mints chips with TSMC, became the AI industry’s workhorse and has seen its business soar. Will Knight, WIRED, 21 Feb. 2024 And that spending could drive up prices as demand for goods soars. Bailey Schulz, The Courier-Journal, 18 Jan. 2024 Final Considerations As expectations in the hospitality industry soar, organizations must adapt by prioritizing convenience and a rich customer experience. Kenneth Svendsen, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 There’s a bit of a disconnect between Devoted’s $13 billion valuation, which is much higher than its peers’, and the company’s persistent string of losses that very possibly could increase in 2024, as more seniors in Medicare Advantage broadly get more care and as Devoted’s enrollment soars. Bob Herman Reprints, STAT, 5 Feb. 2024 Let everyone’s creativity soar, and enjoy the beautiful results that the family will create together. Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Vogel cashed in $9 million worth of stock in the wake of layoffs that helped the company’s share price soar. Ryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 18 Jan. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

Verb

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

Verb

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

Noun

1596, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of soar was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Soar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soar. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

soar

1 of 2 verb
ˈsō(ə)r How to pronounce soar (audio)
ˈsȯ(ə)r
1
a
: to fly aloft or about
the plane soared into the sky
b
: to sail or hover in the air often at a great height : glide
an eagle soaring in lazy circles
2
: to rise or increase very noticeably (as in position, value, or price)
admission fees soared

soar

2 of 2 noun
: the act of soaring : upward flight

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