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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soarer 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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The director turned into a squirrel fan girl watching Ulysses soar on a big screen for the first time. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, "How 'Flora & Ulysses' transformed a squirrel into a superhero while 'keeping it squirrel'," 19 Feb. 2021 For all the devastation among small businesses and low-income jobs, the stock market is near record highs and the biggest tech companies are seeing earnings soar. Roland Li, San Francisco Chronicle, "Downtown San Francisco is reeling. More remote work could add to the pain," 15 Feb. 2021 The increase in construction costs can put a pinch on builders who sell a house before starting work and see costs soar during the build. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Soaring lumber costs hammer D-FW homebuilders," 12 Feb. 2021 The bulls have a point in arguing that earnings will jump way beyond the 2019 record this year, and soar from there. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "4 metrics show the stock market is now wildly overvalued—by as much as 33%," 8 Feb. 2021 Death Penalty Action, which organized protests outside the U.S. penitentiary in Terre Haute during the executions, saw numbers of those donating, signing petitions or requesting information soar from 20,000 to 600,000 over the past six months. Michael Tarm, Star Tribune, "Big challenge: Biden is pressed to end federal death penalty," 7 Feb. 2021 Death Penalty Action, which organized protests outside the US penitentiary in Terre Haute during the executions, saw numbers of those donating, signing petitions or requesting information soar from 20,000 to 600,000 over the past six months. BostonGlobe.com, "Big challenge: Biden is pressed to end federal death penalty," 7 Feb. 2021 Death Penalty Action, which organized protests outside the U.S. penitentiary in Terre Haute during the executions, saw numbers of those donating, signing petitions or requesting information soar from 20,000 to 600,000 over the past six months. Arkansas Online, "Big challenge: Biden is pressed to end federal death penalty," 7 Feb. 2021 On Saturday, Utah overcame the immense pressure of opening with a fall on the 4-inch wide apparatus to soar past Washington 197.475-193.3 in the Huntsman Center. Lya Wodraska | Special To The Tribune, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah’s gymnastics team beams past Washington," 30 Jan. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The fact that most people aren't invested in stocks beyond what's in their retirement funds and the fact that many people increasingly feel like pawns taken advantage of by Wall Street contribute to the air of glee around GameStop's soar. Whizy Kim, refinery29.com, "Why Everyone Is Talking About GameStop Stocks — Or Is It Stonks?," 28 Jan. 2021 Not the soar of Amanda Gorman’s poem, or the thunderous power of Lady Gaga using a golden microphone to belt the national anthem. Washington Post, "American democracy finally passes the Bechdel test," 20 Jan. 2021 TikTok is what made this 17-year-old singer's April release soar, a definite sign of the times. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "The 63 Best Songs of 2020 That Made Our Lives a Little Easier," 17 Dec. 2020 Companies that focus specifically on customer communication—like Twilio—have lately seen demand for both their services and stock soar. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "Why Facebook just made one of its biggest acquisitions yet," 1 Dec. 2020 Quarterback play followed the same soar-sag script, with Jake Bentley comfortable as a QB could be, throwing and running for touchdowns in that first half and, then, In the second, seizing up, unable to move the attack. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Gordon Monson: Utah football is on a wobbly descent, suffering before it can ascend to something better in the days ahead," 29 Nov. 2020 In recent weeks, Louisiana has seen the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 soar, with little sign of abating. Sam Karlin, NOLA.com, "As coronavirus cases surge, here's why the New Orleans Convention Center remains in 'warm status'," 1 Dec. 2020 Countries like Spain saw their ability to borrow collapse and the interest rates on their debt soar. Arkansas Online, "PAUL KRUGMAN: Trump Wars II: The Loser Strikes Back," 28 Nov. 2020 As Utah’s coronavirus case counts soar and hospitals warn that rationing care is all but inevitable, health experts say that state officials for weeks have rejected their recommendations for more severe restrictions to prevent further spread. Bethany Rodgers, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah health experts say state officials are ignoring their advice for stopping COVID-19 surge," 8 Nov. 2020

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

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24 Feb 2021

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“Soar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soar. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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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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