AskDefine | Define soar

Dictionary Definition

soar n : the act of rising upward into the air [syn: zoom]

Verb

1 rise rapidly; "the dollar soared against the yes" [syn: soar up, soar upwards, surge, zoom]
2 fly by means of a hang glider [syn: hang glide]
3 fly upwards or high in the sky
4 go or move upward; "The stock market soared after the cease-fire was announced"
5 fly a plane without an engine [syn: sailplane]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From etyl fr s'essorer, essorer, from etyl la ex + aura; akin to Greek αὔρα. Compare aura, and exhale.

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To fly aloft, as a bird; to mount upward on wings, or as on wings. Chaucer.
    When soars Gaul's vulture with his wings unfurled. Byron.
  2. To rise in thought, spirits, or imagination; to be exalted in mood.
    Where the deep transported mind may soar. Milton.
    Valor soars above What the world calls misfortune. Addison.

Translations

To fly aloft; to mount upward on wings
To rise in thought, spirits, or imagination; to be exalted in mood

Noun

  1. The act of soaring; upward flight.
    This apparent soar of the hooded falcon. Coleridge.

Translations

The act of soaring; upward flight

References

Portuguese

Etymology

Latin sonare

Verb

soar
  1. make a sound

Extensive Definition

Soar may refer to:
soar in German: SOAR
soar in French: Soar

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

advance, aeroplane, airlift, airplane, arise, ascend, aspire, back, back up, balloon, be airborne, become airborne, budge, bulk, bulk large, buss the clouds, change, change place, circle, claw skyward, climb, cruise, descend, drift, ebb, escalate, exceed, ferry, flit, float, flow, fly, fly aloft, gain altitude, get over, glide, go, go around, go round, go sideways, gyrate, hang, hop, hover, hydroplane, increase, jet, kite, leave the ground, lift, loom, loom large, mount, move, move over, navigate, outsoar, outstrip, overtop, plane, plunge, poise, progress, rear, regress, retrogress, rise, rise above, rocket, rotate, run, sail, sailplane, seaplane, shift, shoot, shoot up, sink, spin, spire, stand on tiptoe, stand out, stir, stream, subside, take off, take the air, take wing, tower, tower above, transcend, travel, up, uprear, uprise, volplane, wane, whirl, wing, zoom
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