What does soar mean?

Definitions for soar
sɔr, soʊrsoar

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word soar.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. soar, zoomverb

    the act of rising upward into the air

  2. soar, soar up, soar upwards, surge, zoomverb

    rise rapidly

    "the dollar soared against the yen"

  3. hang glide, soarverb

    fly by means of a hang glider

  4. soarverb

    fly upwards or high in the sky

  5. soarverb

    go or move upward

    "The stock market soared after the cease-fire was announced"

  6. sailplane, soarverb

    fly a plane without an engine


  1. soarnoun

    The act of soaring.

    This apparent soar of the hooded falcon. Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

  2. soarnoun

    An upward flight.

  3. soarverb

    To fly aloft with little effort, as a bird.

    When soars Gaul's vulture with his wings unfurled. Byron.

  4. soarverb

    To mount upward on wings, or as on wings.

  5. soarverb

    To fly by means of a glider or other unpowered aircraft.

  6. soarverb

    To rise, especially rapidly or unusually high.

    The pump prices soared into new heights as the strike continued.

  7. soarverb

    To rise in thought, spirits, or imagination; to be exalted in mood.

  8. Etymology: From s'essorer, essorer, from ex + aura, from αὔρα. Compare aura, and exhale.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Soarnoun

    Towering flight.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Within soar
    Of tow’ring eagles, to all the fowls he seems
    A phœnix. John Milton.

  2. To Soarverb

    Etymology: sorare, Italian.

    Feather’d soon and fledg’d,
    They summ’d their pens, and soaring th’ air sublime,
    With clang despis’d the ground. John Milton.

    ’Tis but a base ignoble mind
    That mounts no higher than a bird can soar. William Shakespeare.

    How high a pitch his resolution soars. William Shakespeare.

    Valour soars above
    What the world calls misfortune and afflictions. Addison.

    Who aspires must down as low
    As high he soar’d. John Milton.

    Flames rise and sink by fits; at last they soar
    In one bright blaze, and then descend no more. Dryden.

    When swallows fleet soar high, and sport in air,
    He told us that the welkin would be clear. John Gay.


  1. soar

    To soar means to fly or rise high in the air, often rapidly or effortlessly. It also refers to an increase in quantity, degree, or amount. Moreover, it can mean reaching great heights in terms of success, emotions, or aspirations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Soarverb

    to fly aloft, as a bird; to mount upward on wings, or as on wings

  2. Soarverb

    fig.: To rise in thought, spirits, or imagination; to be exalted in mood

  3. Soarnoun

    the act of soaring; upward flight

  4. Soaradjective

    see 3d Sore

  5. Soaradjective

    see Sore, reddish brown

  6. Etymology: [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. .]


  1. Soar

    Soar is a cognitive architecture, created by John Laird, Allen Newell, and Paul Rosenbloom at Carnegie Mellon University, now maintained by John Laird's research group at the University of Michigan. It is both a view of what cognition is and an implementation of that view through a computer programming architecture for Artificial Intelligence. Since its beginnings in 1983 and its presentation in a paper in 1987, it has been widely used by AI researchers to model different aspects of human behavior.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Soar

    sōr, v.i. to mount into the air: to fly aloft: to rise to a height, also mentally or morally.—n. act of soaring: the height reached in soaring.—adjs. Soar′ant (her.), flying aloft; Soar′ing.—adv. Soar′ingly, having an upward direction. [O. Fr. essorer, to expose to air—L. ex, out of, aura, air.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SOAR

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Soar is ranked #154907 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Soar surname appeared 105 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Soar.

    86.6% or 91 total occurrences were White.
    6.6% or 7 total occurrences were Asian.

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Anagrams for soar »

  1. Rosa

  2. sora

  3. Sora

  4. SORA

  5. oars

  6. asor

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of soar in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of soar in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of soar in a Sentence

  1. M.K. Ataturk:

    Human kind is made up of two sexes, women and men. Is it possible that a mass is improved by the improvement of only one part and the other part is ignored? Is it possible that if half of a mass is tied to earth with chains and the other half can soar into skies?

  2. Helen Keller:

    One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

  3. William Wordsworth:

    Wisdom is ofttimes nearer when we stoop Than when we soar.

  4. John Alejandro King, a.k.a. The Covert Comic, www.covertcomic.com:

    You'll never know how high you can soar until you climb inside the cannon.

  5. Austin Police Department:

    The lack of cadet classes at APD over the last couple of years has contributed to an officer staffing shortage, in order to prioritize the Department’s ability to respond to 911 phone calls and keep the community safe, APD has had to reallocate some personnel from our support units back to patrol. The Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration Unit (SOAR) is one of the units affected by these staffing challenges and lost 3 officers who were re-assigned to patrol in the process. These officers’ duties and tasks while assigned to SOAR were to perform sex offender compliance checks, and to track down and arrest those with outstanding warrants. With the absence of these officers in the SOAR unit to assist with these tasks, the unit has limited capacity to perform these functions. There are currently 1 sergeant, 3 detectives, 1 full time civilian, and 2 part time civilians who now work in this unit.

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  • stoupatCzech
  • svæveDanish
  • hochragen, aufstreben, schweben, steigen, hochschnellenGerman
  • πτήσηGreek
  • remontarse, elevarse, planearSpanish
  • ylös, liitää, liito, liidellä, nousta, ampaista, liitely, lentää, nousu, kohotaFinnish
  • monter en flèche, monter, planer, s'élever, grimper en flècheFrench
  • ऊंची उड़ान भरनाHindi
  • սավառնելArmenian
  • librarsiItalian
  • 滑空, 翔る, 舞い上がる, 舞う, 聳えるJapanese
  • 날기Korean
  • بڵندبوونKurdish
  • fuerisLatin
  • opstijgen, scheren, zwevenDutch
  • wzlatywać, szybowaćPolish
  • planarPortuguese
  • летать, взлёт, взлетать, витать, вспрянуть, лететь, планировать, подъём, воспарить, взмыть, полёт, парить, взлететь, воспарять, взмывать, парениеRussian
  • skjuta i höjden, stigaSwedish
  • எழுTamil
  • ทะยานThai
  • паритиUkrainian
  • bay lênVietnamese
  • 翱翔Chinese

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