Definition of soar in English:
- The Greek fans oohed as it soared through the air, then roared when it was caught.
- In the distance, beyond a shallow bend, a football soared into the air.
- She hoped that his heart soared into the starry sky beside hers.
- Their broad wings allow them to soar, gull-like, flapping with strong, slow wing-beats.
- The buzzard, soaring at a great height, suddenly finds itself caught up in a current of air against which it is impossible to battle.
- Sometimes they soar at a considerable height, but when fishing they fly fairly low or even very close to the surface.
- Opium production has soared to record levels, and farmers continue to be reluctant to plant crops that pay buttons by comparison.
- I scrabbled around in my bag, my panic levels soaring.
- Prices have nearly doubled in the past year, soaring to their highest levels since 1988.
- Example sentences
- Frigatebirds are noted soarers, spending much of the day riding the winds and roosting at night on trees or cliffs.
- With large, broad wings, they are excellent aerial soarers and gliders.
- But one suspects that the really big pterosaurs were dynamic soarers and spent an awful lot of time on the wing.
- Example sentences
- When ‘The Divine Husband’ isn't an exercise in clever variations on trivial themes, it is engaging and soaringly lyrical.
- There are bigger household names from this era than hers, but none with a sound this soaringly satisfying.
- The song is certainly not without merit, in particular its soaringly memorable chorus and some nice guitar figures towards the end.
Late Middle English: shortening of Old French essorer, based on Latin ex- 'out of' + aura 'breeze'.
Soar is a shortening of Old French essorer, ‘to rise into the air’ based on the Latin elements ex- ‘out of, from’ and aura ‘breeze’.
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