[ sawr, sohr ]
See synonyms for: soarsoaredsoaring on

verb (used without object)
  1. to fly upward, as a bird.

  2. to fly at a great height, without visible movements of the pinions, as a bird.

  1. to glide along at a height, as an airplane.

  2. to rise or ascend to a height, as a mountain.

  3. to rise or aspire to a higher or more exalted level: His hopes soared.

  1. an act or instance of soaring.

  2. the height attained in soaring.

Origin of soar

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English soren, from Middle French essorer, from unattested Vulgar Latin exaurāre, equivalent to Latin ex- ex-1 + aur(a) “air” + -āre infinitive suffix

synonym study For soar

1. See fly2.

Other words for soar

Other words from soar

  • soarer, noun
  • soar·ing·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use soar in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for soar


/ (sɔː) /

  1. to rise or fly upwards into the air

  2. (of a bird, aircraft, etc) to glide while maintaining altitude by the use of ascending air currents

  1. to rise or increase in volume, size, etc: soaring prices

  1. the act of soaring

  2. the altitude attained by soaring

Origin of soar

C14: from Old French essorer, from Vulgar Latin exaurāre (unattested) to expose to the breezes, from Latin ex- 1 + aura a breeze

Derived forms of soar

  • soarer, noun
  • soaring, noun, adjective

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