soar

verb
\ 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

soar

noun

Definition of soar (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from soar

Verb

soarer noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for soar

Synonyms: Verb

arise, ascend, aspire, climb, lift, mount, rise, thrust, up, uprear, uprise, upthrust, upturn

Synonyms: Noun

ascension, ascent, climb, rise, rising

Antonyms: Verb

decline, descend, dip, drop, fall (off), plunge

Antonyms: Noun

descent, dip, dive, drop, fall, nosedive, plunge

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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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The North fired suspected short-range missiles that traveled 420 kilometers (260 miles) and 270 kilometers and soared 50 kilometers high before splashing into waters off the country’s east coast, South Korea’s military said. Andrew Jeong, WSJ, "North Korea Fires Two Suspected Short-Range Missiles," 9 May 2019 My forehand thuds, thuds, thuds into the net, or soars embarrassingly high into the sky. Laura Lippman, Glamour, "The Pleasure of Being Mediocre," 2 May 2019 If renovation crews can find these chunks of Parisian stone and massive oaks, the work of Tallon could provide a digital blueprint for rebuilding the timber roof and soaring spire. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Rebuilding History: How 21st-Century Tech Can Save Medieval Notre Dame," 16 Apr. 2019 In the lobby, where soaring columns of gilt plasterwork are enough to please the eyes, guests will find a work by Timothy Paul Myers. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "The Hotel as Patron of the Arts? In Hong Kong, the Peninsula Takes the Trend to the Next Level," 9 Apr. 2019 By producing and selling locally, Tesla will be able to work around soaring tariffs that have popped up as a result of the trade war between the US and China. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Tesla will live and die by the Gigafactory," 30 Nov. 2018 Thousands protested across Iran in the wake of the decision, as soaring unemployment and poverty prompted demonstrators to torch police vehicles and burn tires. Gregg Re, Fox News, "John Bolton warns Iran 'there will be hell to pay' if aggression continues: 'We will come after you'," 25 Sep. 2018 But the race for 30 large cities, 51 provincial capitals and hundreds of districts were held as Turkey grapples with a weakened currency, a double-digit inflation rate and soaring food prices. Zeynep Bilginsoy, The Seattle Times, "Turkey’s ruling party leads local elections but loses Ankara," 31 Mar. 2019 From there, make your way into the main floor’s expansive hangout areas, with soaring ceilings and a futuristic-style architecture that sets the stage for the magnificence of each respective room. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "Damien Hirst Designs the World’s Most Expensive Hotel Suite in Las Vegas," 4 Mar. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Though dark at the street level, 19 Dutch soars above nearby buildings providing light-filled views on three sides. Josh Barbanel, WSJ, "Developers of a Forgotten New York Alley Leverage History in Residential Influx," 13 June 2018 The company’s profit has risen sharply in the past couple of years, helping its stock price soar, although its market value has fallen again recently. Annie Gasparro, WSJ, "Amazon Targets Unprofitable Items, With a Sharper Focus on the Bottom Line," 16 Dec. 2018 The cost of a year of term insurance soars once people reach their late 70s. Leslie Scism, WSJ, "Universal Life Insurance, a 1980s Sensation, Has Backfired," 19 Sep. 2018 An iced tea company, a Hooters franchisee, and Kodak have all seen their stock soar after announcing blockchain initiatives. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Bitcoin plunges—now down 47 percent from December peak [Updated]," 16 Jan. 2018 Some won't be happy with how much the Elitebook x360's price soars after a few customizations, but increasingly that's the case for both consumer and business devices. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "HP Elitebook x360 1030 review: Small tweaks made to a stylish work 2-in-1," 16 Nov. 2018 Some regions saw a decline in oil rigs as pipeline shortages create logistical problems, but the Williston region of North Dakota saw its oil rig-count soar by four to 56. Dan Molinski, WSJ, "Crude Falls on Dollar’s Rise, Rig Count," 29 Oct. 2018 But the investment would be so big that the price of uranium would have soar to make the numbers work. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, "Quotas Aren’t the Way to Solve America’s Real Uranium Problem," 14 Sep. 2018 Using a mask or leave-in conditioner like Klorane’s olive-extract Leave-In treatment will act as a precautionary measure when the air’s moisture content soars. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "The Definitive Guide to Frizz-Free Hair," 23 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of soar

Verb

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

Noun

1596, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for soar

Verb

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

verb

English Language Learners Definition of soar

: 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

verb
\ 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 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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