\ 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



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

Synonyms & Antonyms for soar

Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Verb

Antonyms: 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 If the horror genre is a launching pad, Stanley Kubrick gracefully soared off it with The Shining. Kyle Smith, National Review, "The Nightmare Fuel in Doctor Sleep," 8 Nov. 2019 Stocks soared again on Thursday after the Chinese government said Beijing and the Trump administration had agreed to remove some tariffs as part of any deal. New York Times, "U.S. and China Agree to Roll Back Some Tariffs if Deal Is Struck," 7 Nov. 2019 Production soared, a key to the United States becoming the world's largest oil producer. Chris Isidore, CNN, "Midland, Texas: America's ultimate boomtown," 6 Nov. 2019 Its market capitalization soared to just under $10 billion after becoming a public company in 2015. Michelle Chapman,, "Google, buying Fitbit for $2.1 billion, ‘doesn’t want to be left out’ on wearables," 1 Nov. 2019 The company's market capitalization soared to nearly $10 billion after becoming a public company in 2015. Sarah Min, CBS News, "Google is buying Fitbit for $2.1 billion," 1 Nov. 2019 When rumors of a potential buyout by Google surfaced earlier this week, Fitbit stock soared almost 30%. Author: Matt O'brien, Anchorage Daily News, "One big step: Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion," 1 Nov. 2019 Mr Edwards’s vote soared in areas around cities (New Orleans, Baton Rouge) and crashed in the rural rest of the state. The Economist, "Can conservative Democrats still compete in the Deep South?," 31 Oct. 2019 Some of those kicks scored; others soared wide or short. cleveland, "Girls join Cleveland Heights football team as kickers," 30 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Higher oil prices, which would come as the price of pork soars, are the last thing the country needs. Julia Horowitz, CNN, "Oil shock hits a global economy that's already on shaky ground," 16 Sep. 2019 As the cost of living soars and salaries remain stagnant, San Francisco has struggled to recruit and maintain enough mental health care workers, including case managers and caregivers. Dominic Fracassa,, "SF counts 4,000 homeless, addicted and mentally ill, but timeline for help still unclear," 4 Sep. 2019 The heart pumps faster to cool the body when its core temperature soars toward the red zone of 104 degrees and beyond — and likely death without fast medical intervention. Washington Post, "As temperatures rise, overdoses and hospital visits increase," 4 Sep. 2019 The effect is that the home soars above the 15-acre wetland meadow with a series of landings and balconies. Anna Bahney, CNN, "These luxury beach homes are made to cozy up to nature," 24 Aug. 2019 From a brutally hysterical send-up of Say Yes to the Dress to parody songs to scintillating, bawdy wordplay delivered with an endearing, straight-faced naïveté, Ready to Be Committed soars past entertainment and into the realm of theatrical art. Joe Lynch, Billboard, "Why BenDeLaCreme Is Indulging Wedding Fantasies While Questioning the Institution," 2 July 2019 The rookie stood at home plate and watched his first pinch hit homer soar, then tossed his bat high toward the home dugout. Jake Seiner,, "Lifelong Yankees fan Mike Ford lifts New York past A’s with walk-off homer," 1 Sep. 2019 And when spring arrives and Russia opens itself to him, the narrative soars. Nina Maclaughlin,, "A big boost for Ciera Burch, and a new leaf for Copper Dog Books," 15 Aug. 2019 As the city’s population soars, the need for more housing has also increased. Sarah Ravani,, "Berkeley becomes first U.S. city to ban natural gas in new homes," 17 July 2019

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First Known Use of soar


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


1596, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for soar


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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13 Nov 2019

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

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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


\ 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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