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

By Sunday temperatures will be well above normal with interior temperatures soaring over This weekend will be the hottest temps so far this season. Mark Gomez, The Mercury News, "Bay Area forecast: Hot days on the horizon, with 100 degrees possible Monday," 7 June 2019 Here are just some of them: Though small in number, employment at Connecticut’s craft breweries is soaring, the state Department of Labor reported this week. Mikala Kane, courant.com, "This week’s good news: Employment soars at the state’s craft breweries and Pratt & Whitney workers make care packages for troops," 7 June 2019 Toyota revealed at redesigned Highlander SUV at the New York Auto Show in April, and the Honda Pilot has been soaring in popularity. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Death of the minivan? As Americans buy more SUVs, is the minivan headed for the junkyard?," 7 June 2019 After watching his 2-2 pitch to DeJong soar over the left-field wall, Lorenzen immediately put his glove over his mouth. Bobby Nightengale, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Reds split series against St. Louis Cardinals after Paul DeJong's go-ahead HR," 6 June 2019 The 40-year-old Thanathorn, who had seen his popularity soar among many of Thailand's young voters, was nominated as the pro-democracy camp's choice for prime minister. Helen Regan, CNN, "Thailand's junta chief elected as country's next prime minister," 6 June 2019 The Golden State’s success depends in part on achieving its goals without sending energy prices soaring. Sammy Roth, latimes.com, "California has too much solar power. That might be good for ratepayers," 5 June 2019 Trump then, in Al Czervik style, sees no reason not to point out these obvious contradictions between Merkel’s soaring humanitarian rhetoric and Berlin’s often quite selfish and provocative commercial, political, and financial policies. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "Is Germany Becoming Germany — Again?," 4 June 2019 American higher education faces many difficulties, not least soaring costs and the decline of academic freedom. Philip Hamburger, WSJ, "Stop Feeding College Bureaucratic Bloat," 2 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The Martinez native and De La Salle-Concord alum saw his slugging percentage soar from .382 as a sophomore to .631 as a junior at UC Santa Barbara. Henry Schulman, SFChronicle.com, "How the Giants’ first draft under Farhan Zaidi, Michael Holmes played out," 10 June 2019 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

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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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