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

After decades of soaring cable TV prices, the streaming revolution has finally arrived. Karl Bode, The Verge, "How the new AT&T could bully its way to streaming domination," 18 Dec. 2018 The couple is well-known for supporting each other's soaring careers. Marie Milano, Country Living, "Adam Levine and His Wife Behati Prinsloo's Love Story Is Sweeter Than a Maroon 5 Song," 3 Nov. 2018 Officials said the eruption sent lava soaring as high as 125 feet into the air and stressed that new lava outbreaks remain a high possibility. Amy Lieu, Lucia I. Suarez Sang, Fox News, "Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts, mandatory evacuations ordered for more than 1,000 people," 2 Oct. 2018 Gillum came from more-or-less out of nowhere to massively over-perform his poll numbers and snag the nomination based on soaring turnout. Matthew Yglesias, Vox, "4 winners and one loser from primary elections in Florida, Arizona, and Oklahoma," 29 Aug. 2018 Brunelleschi's design called for an octagonal dome spanning 150 feet and soaring nearly 300 feet in height with no flying buttresses for support. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Italy’s famous dome is cracking, and cosmic rays could help save it," 21 Aug. 2018 But when Görges’s final shot soared long, Williams did not roar with relief or release. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "Serena Williams, Enjoying Every Moment, Is Back in the Wimbledon Final," 12 July 2018 Huawei, Samsung’s main Chinese rival, has soared this year. Tom Warren, The Verge, "Samsung is losing mobile ground to its Chinese rivals," 2 Nov. 2018 The population has soared in the Orlando metro area, which also includes Kissimmee and Sanford, from about 2.1 million in 2010 to about 2.5 million last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Gray Rohrer, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando to get new area code — 689," 10 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 Once the two got together, the song (originally just sung by Michaels) became a duet, which Levine suggests helped the track soar. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "Adam Levine & Julia Michaels Reveal Their Collab 'Help Me Out' Happened Because of Diplo: Exclusive Video," 26 Mar. 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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