see also: Soar
  • (RP) enPR: sô, IPA: /sɔː/
  • (America) enPR: sôr, IPA: /sɔɹ/
  • (rhotic, horse-hoarse) enPR: sōr, IPA: /so(ː)ɹ/
  • (nonrhotic, horse-hoarse) IPA: /soə/

soar (soars, present participle soaring; past and past participle soared)

  1. (intransitive) To fly high with little effort, like a bird.
    • 1812, Lord Byron, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage. A Romaunt, London: Printed for John Murray, […]; William Blackwood, Edinburgh; and John Cumming, Dublin; by Thomas Davison, […], OCLC 22697011 ↗, canto I, stanza LII, page 34 ↗:
      When soars Gaul's Vulture, with his wings unfurl'd,
  2. To mount upward on wings, or as on wings.
  3. To remain aloft by means of a glider or other unpowered aircraft.
  4. To rise, especially rapidly or unusually high.
    The pump prices soared into new heights as the strike continued.
  5. (figuratively) To rise in thought, spirits, or imagination; to be exalted in mood.
    • 1673, John Milton, Poems, &c. upon Several Occaſions., London: Printed for Tho. Dring […] , OCLC 1050806759 ↗, page 65 ↗:
      Such where the deep tranſported mind may ſoare / Above the wheeling poles,
    • 1713, Joseph Addison, Cato, published 1712, [Act 2, scene 4]:
      Valour soars above What the world calls misfortune.
Translations Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: воспаря́ть

soar (plural soars)

  1. The act of soaring.
    • this apparent soar of the hooded falcon
  2. An upward flight.
  • French: essor
  • Portuguese: pairada
  • Russian: паре́ние
  • French: envol
  • Russian: взлёт

Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. (geography) A river in England, a tributary to the Trent.

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