Soar

[s_ˈɔː], [sˈɔː], [sˈɔː]

Definitions of soar:

  1.   fly upwards or high in the sky
  2.   A lofty flight.
  3.   To mount up on the wing; to fly aloft; to rise high in thought or imagination; to be sublime, as the poet or orator.
  4.   See 3d Sore.
  5.   To fly aloft, as a bird; to mount upward on wings, or as on wings.
  6.   rise rapidly; " the dollar soared against the yes"
  7.   go or move upward; " The stock market soared after the cease- fire was announced"
  8.   fly by means of a hang glider
  9.   To fly aloft; to rise high; to mount; to tower in imagination; to rise in ambition or heroism; to rise aloft.
  10.   rise rapidly, as of a current or voltage
  11.   See Sore, reddish brown.
  12.   The act of soaring; upward flight.
  13.   To float aloft through the air on wings, as a bird.
  14.   Fig.: To rise in thought, spirits, or imagination; to be exalted in mood.
  15.   A towering flight.
  16.   fly a plane without an engine
  17.   To fly high in the air, as a bird; mount upwards with wings; rise high in thought.
  18.   the act of rising upward into the air
  19.   To fly by wind power; to glide indefinitely without loss of altitude.
  20.   To mount on the wing; rise to a height.
  21.   To rise in thought; aspire.
  22.   To mount into the air: to fly aloft: to rise to a height.

Antonyms for soar:

descent, dive, shrink, settle, lessen, abate, let up, fall away, perch, dip, touch down, descend, taper off, decrease, de-escalate, drop, decline, fall, sinking, ratchet, remit, downfall, recede, roost, comedown, wane, subside, nosedive, taper, nose dive, plummet, plummeting, skid, phase down, crater, downgrade, dwindle, diminish, relent, plop, down, plunge.


Quotes for soar:

  1. Don't quack like a duck, soar like an eagle. – Ken Blanchard
  2. Imagination allows us to escape the predictable. It enables us to reply to the common wisdom that we cannot soar by saying, "Just watch!" – Bill Bradley
  3. Ambition can creep as well as soar – Edmund Burke
  4. Well is it known that ambition can creep as well as soar – Edmund Burke
  5. Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment. – Arthur Helps
  6. One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar – Helen Keller
  7. If I have freedom in my love, And in my soul am free, - Angels alone that soar above, Enjoy such liberty. – Richard Lovelace
  8. Be wise; soar not too high to fall; but stoop to rise. – Philip Massinger
  9. Truth is not a matter of fact but a state of harmony with progress and hope. Enveloped only in its wings will we ever soar to the promise of our greater selves. – Bryant H. McGill
  10. As hurricanes Katrina and Rita raged through the southeastern United States last summer, much of America's energy infrastructure based in the Gulf of Mexico was damaged or destroyed causing gas prices to soar – Rick Renzi
  11. Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar – William Wordsworth

Usage examples for soar:

  1. They do not soar in one spot like a Sky- Lark, as Jerdon says, but rise to the height of from 30 to 50 yards, fly rapidly right and left, over perhaps one fourth of a mile, and then suddenly drop on to the top of some little bush or other convenient post, and there continue their song. ” – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  2. “ " I'll stand the chest behind it," said Soar between the door and the wall, so that only one can enter at a time." ” – The Quest of the Sacred Slipper by Sax Rohmer
  3. She had often proved that when the body is wearied the soul gains greater power to soar – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  4. So the struck eagle, stretch'd upon the plain, No more through rolling clouds to soar again, View'd his own feather on the fatal dart, And wing'd the shaft that quiver'd in his heart. ” – The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White With a Memoir by Sir Harris Nicolas by Henry Kirke White
  5. Her weakness was such that she could do no more than awake, and that feebly, while she professed herself totally unable to arise, to expand, to soar to haunt, or to perform any of those exercises which are proper to her profession. ” – On Nothing & Kindred Subjects by Hilaire Belloc
  6. Thy love the power of thought bestowed, To Thee my thoughts would soar Thy mercy o'er my life has flowed, That mercy I adore. ” –  by
  7. But with his man, Soar he had been in solitary occupation for a week. ” – The Quest of the Sacred Slipper by Sax Rohmer
  8. Here, number is no longer the means that mind employs in order to soar in time and space; it becomes a symbol and material for fanciful construction. ” – Essay on the Creative Imagination by Th. Ribot
  9. Come of as good family as there was in England, and the grandson of a duke, he still was eager for power, determined to get on, ingenious in searching for that opportunity which even the most distinguished talent must have, if it is to soar high above the capable average. ” – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  10. The young eagle quickly learned to soar far higher than the hawk could do, and ere long began to 'sweep the skies alone. ” – Knights of Art Stories of the Italian Painters by Amy Steedman
  11. “ There's no reason why you shouldn't let him soar – Mr. Waddington of Wyck by May Sinclair
  12. “ " Those quiet, ambitious chaps always soar high. ” – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  13. If life be long, I will be glad That I may long obey; If short, yet why should I be sad To soar to endless day? ” – Poems with Power to Strengthen the Soul by Various
  14. But her imagination was not strong enough to soar to the altitude of the lies which Lizzie was now telling. ” – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  15. Though I scarcely think that even her ambition flew as high as you are encouraging it to soar – The Princess Virginia by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  16. “ " Nay, my boy; I never let my imagination soar half so high as all that," quickly answered the professor. ” – The Lost City by Joseph E. Badger, Jr.
  17. So if they blow us up on the way over, we can soar hand in hand, old chum! ” – Shelled by an Unseen Foe by James Fiske
  18. By so much that he started higher, he must soar higher, go farther. ” – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  19. “ " And that's what made them soar chuckled Griswold. ” – Frank Merriwell's Races by Burt L. Standish
  20. Oh, for the sky- lark's wing to soar to thee! ” – Heart Utterances at Various Periods of a Chequered Life. by Eliza Paul Kirkbride Gurney

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