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soar

verb \ ˈsȯr \

Definition of soar

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

Examples of soar in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of 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

noun

Definition of soar

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

Examples of soar in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of soar

1596

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SOAR Defined for English Language Learners

soar

verb

Definition of soar for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SOAR Defined for Kids

soar

verb \ ˈsȯr \

Definition of soar for Students

soared; soaring
1 :to fly or glide through the air often at a great height
  • An eagle soared overhead.
2 :to increase quickly
  • Prices were soaring.
3 :to rise quickly
  • The ball soared out of the park.
  • My spirits soared with the news.
4 :to rise to a great height
  • Buildings soared above us.


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