soar

verb
\ ˈsȯr \
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

When the school’s directors, Tom and Holly (her real name) Valent, strode out together on stage, applause soared through the crimson and green auditorium. Ann Votaw, Marie Claire, "I Went to the Harvard of Santa Schools to Become Mrs. Claus," 20 Dec. 2018 Less than two months after a booster separation issue with a Soyuz rocket caused a dramatic, high-gravity landing, the Russian vehicle soared back into space on Monday. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Firefly to the Moon, SpaceX makes a splash, H3 nets a customer," 7 Dec. 2018 Sombra's detective work is needed now more than ever as Colombia wrestles with soaring coca production that is testing traditionally close relations with the United States. Manuel Rueda, Fox News, "Extraordinary drug dog worries Colombian cartel," 27 July 2018 Brother and sister eventually go on to enjoy crossover success as R&B artists, forging a friendship with Whitney Houston (impressively incarnated here by Liisi LaFontaine, soaring vocals, elegant demeanor and all). Don Aucoin, BostonGlobe.com, "A spirited but flawed ‘Born For This’," 25 June 2018 The Winnetka Music Festival on Friday and Saturday marked an initiation into summer, with soaring temperatures into the 90s and an estimated 16,000 in attendance for the two-day boutique festival in the downtown Elm Street District. Gina Grillo, chicagotribune.com, "Winnetka Music Festival draws thousands for 'mini Lollapalooza' experience," 19 June 2018 With the desert temperatures soaring and no sign of Erin, her mother -- who had held out hope that their 19-year-old daughter would be found alive -- came to accept that Erin was likely dead, murdered by the man who had stolen her heart. Paul Larosa, CBS News, "Search for missing Marine wife "like finding a needle in a thousand haystacks”," 12 June 2018 Beginning in 2011, with soaring murder rates and narcotics crime spreading across Central America, there was a surge in unaccompanied minors — mostly teens — trying to cross the border. Will Bunch, Philly.com, "1,475 lost kids, the yellow bracelet, and the human stain on American morality | Will Bunch," 27 May 2018 What once seemed like heresy — drinking wine right from, well, a beer can — is now going mainstream with canned wine sales soaring and new brands racing to market. Anne Schamberg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Canned wine? Really? Sales are growing for portable, chillable and down-to-earth drinks," 24 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 In addition to Fountain, whose galvanizing singing soars and roars with fire-and-brimstone intensity, the Blind Boys boast equally gifted vocal dynamos in Jimmy Carter, George Scott and Johnny Fields. George Varga, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Blind Boys' vocal legend Clarence Fountain, dead at 88, remembered in his own inimitable words," 6 June 2018 Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.. Cynthia Nixon continues to deliver the type of in-your-face, progressive realness that helped her fellow New Yorker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez soar to an unlikely win on June 26. refinery29.com, "Cynthia Nixon Takes On President Trump & The White House Over ICE," 9 July 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 \
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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