soar Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the act of rising upward into the air
  2. verb rise rapidly
    soar up; surge; zoom; soar upwards.
    • the dollar soared against the yen
  3. verb fly by means of a hang glider
    hang glide.
  4. verb fly upwards or high in the sky
  5. verb go or move upward
    • The stock market soared after the cease-fire was announced
  6. verb fly a plane without an engine


Soar intransitive verb
F. s'essorer to soar, essorer to dry (by exposing to the air), fr. L. ex out + aura the air, a breeze; akin to Gr. .
imperfect & past participle Soared present participle & verbal noun Soaring
  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. Fig.: 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.
Soar noun
  1. The act of soaring; upward flight.
    This apparent soar of the hooded falcon. Coleridge.
Soar adjective
  1. See 3d Sore. Obs.
Soar adjective
  1. See Sore, reddish brown.

Webster 1913