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soar

soar

 
 
pronunciation:
sor
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: soared, soaring, soars
definition 1: to fly or glide swiftly, effortlessly, and usu. at a great height.
The hawk soared over the meadow.
 
synonyms:
glide, sail
similar words:
fly, skim, sweep, wing
definition 2: to rise or climb quickly.
The plane soared to an altitude of 30,000 feet.
synonyms:
zoom
antonyms:
plummet
similar words:
ascend, climb, rise, wing
definition 3: to increase rapidly in value or intensity; rise quickly.
Interest rates soared.Her spirits soared upon hearing the news.
synonyms:
skyrocket, zoom
similar words:
accelerate, climb, escalate, rise
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act of soaring.
The soar of the fighter jets dazzled the crowd.
synonyms:
ascent, climb, glide, zoom
derivations: soaringly (adv.), soarer (n.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word sore (as in a wound)? Soar and sore sound alike but have different meanings.