Fly vs. Soar

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Difference Between Fly and Soar

Flynoun

(zoology) Any insect of the order Diptera; characterized by having two wings (except for some wingless species), also called true flies.

Soarverb

To fly aloft with little effort, as a bird.

Flynoun

(non-technical) Especially, any of the insects of the family Muscidae, such as the common housefly (other families of Diptera include mosquitoes and midges).

Soarverb

To mount upward on wings, or as on wings.

Flynoun

Any similar, but unrelated insect such as dragonfly or butterfly.

Soarverb

To remain aloft by means of a glider or other unpowered aircraft.

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Flynoun

(fishing) A lightweight fishing lure resembling an insect.

Soarverb

To rise, especially rapidly or unusually high.

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

Flynoun

(weightlifting) A chest exercise performed by moving extended arms from the sides to in front of the chest. (also flye)

Soarverb

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

Flynoun

(obsolete) A witch's familiar.

Soarnoun

The act of soaring.

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Flynoun

(obsolete) A parasite.

Soarnoun

An upward flight.

Flynoun

(swimming) The butterfly stroke (plural is normally flys)

Soarnoun

the act of rising upward into the air

Flynoun

A simple dance in which the hands are shaken in the air, popular in the 1960s.

Soarverb

rise rapidly;

the dollar soared against the yes

Flynoun

(obsolete) The action of flying; flight.

Soarverb

fly by means of a hang glider

Flynoun

An act of flying.

We had a quick half-hour fly back into the city.There was a good wind, so I decided to give the kite a fly.

Soarverb

fly upwards or high in the sky

Flynoun

(baseball) A fly ball.

Soarverb

go or move upward;

The stock market soared after the cease-fire was announced

Flynoun

A type of small, fast carriage (sometimes pluralised flys).

Soarverb

fly a plane without an engine

Flynoun

A piece of canvas that covers the opening at the front of a tent.

Flynoun

(often plural) A strip of material (sometimes hiding zippers or buttons) at the front of a pair of trousers, pants, underpants, bootees, etc.

Ha-ha! Your flies are undone!

Flynoun

The free edge of a flag.

Flynoun

The horizontal length of a flag.

Flynoun

(weightlifting) An exercise that involves wide opening and closing of the arms perpendicular to the shoulders.

Flynoun

The part of a vane pointing the direction from which the wind blows.

Flynoun

(nautical) That part of a compass on which the points are marked; the compass card.

Flynoun

Two or more vanes set on a revolving axis, to act as a fanner, or to equalize or impede the motion of machinery by the resistance of the air, as in the striking part of a clock.

Flynoun

A heavy wheel, or cross arms with weights at the ends on a revolving axis, to regulate or equalize the motion of machinery by means of its inertia, where the power communicated, or the resistance to be overcome, is variable, as in the steam engine or the coining press. See flywheel.

Flynoun

(historical) A light horse-drawn carriage that can be hired for transportation.

Flynoun

In a knitting machine, the piece hinged to the needle, which holds the engaged loop in position while the needle is penetrating another loop; a latch.

Flynoun

The pair of arms revolving around the bobbin, in a spinning wheel or spinning frame, to twist the yarn.

Flynoun

(weaving) A shuttle driven through the shed by a blow or jerk.

Flynoun

The person who took the printed sheets from the press.

Flynoun

A vibrating frame with fingers, attached to a power printing press for doing the same work.

Flynoun

One of the upper screens of a stage in a theatre.

Flynoun

(cotton manufacture) waste cotton

Flynoun

A wing.

The bullet barely grazed the wild fowl's fly.

Flyverb

(intransitive) To travel through the air, another gas, or a vacuum, without being in contact with a grounded surface.

Birds of passage fly to warmer regions as it gets colder in winter.The Concorde flew from Paris to New York faster than any other passenger airplane.It takes about eleven hours to fly from Frankfurt to Hongkong.The little fairy flew home on the back of her friend, the giant eagle.

Flyverb

To flee, to escape (from).

Fly, my lord! The enemy are upon us!

Flyverb

To cause to fly travel or float in the air: to transport via air or the like.

Charles Lindbergh flew his airplane The Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic ocean.Why don’t you go outside and fly kites, kids? The wind is just perfect.Birds fly their prey to their nest to feed it to their young.Each day the post flies thousands of letters around the globe.

Flyverb

To be accepted, come about or work out.

Let's see if that idea flies.You know, I just don't think that's going to fly. Why don't you spend your time on something better?

Flyverb

(intransitive) To travel very fast, hasten.

Flyverb

To move suddenly, or with violence; to do an act suddenly or swiftly.

a door flies open;a bomb flies apart

Flyverb

To display (a flag) on a flagpole.

Flyverb

To hunt with a hawk.

Flyverb

To hit a fly ball; to hit a fly ball that is caught for an out. Compare ground (verb) and line (verb).

Jones flied to right in his last at-bat.

Flyadjective

Quick-witted, alert, mentally sharp.

Flyadjective

(slang) Well dressed, smart in appearance; in style, cool.

He's pretty fly.

Flyadjective

(slang) Beautiful; displaying physical beauty.

Flyadjective

Sneaky

Flynoun

two-winged insects characterized by active flight

Flynoun

flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent

Flynoun

an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or buttons concealed by a fold of cloth

Flynoun

(baseball) a hit that flies up in the air

Flynoun

fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect

Flyverb

travel through the air; be airborne;

Man cannot fly

Flyverb

move quickly or suddenly;

He flew about the place

Flyverb

fly a plane

Flyverb

transport by aeroplane;

We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America

Flyverb

cause to fly or float;

fly a kite

Flyverb

be dispersed or disseminated;

Rumors and accusations are flying

Flyverb

change quickly from one emotional state to another;

fly into a rage

Flyverb

pass away rapidly;

Time flies like an arrowTime fleeing beneath him

Flyverb

travel in an airplane;

she is flying to Cincinnati tonightAre we driving or flying?

Flyverb

display in the air or cause to float;

fly a kiteAll nations fly their flags in front of the U.N.

Flyverb

run away quickly;

He threw down his gun and fled

Flyverb

travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft;

Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic

Flyverb

hit a fly

Flyverb

decrease rapidly and disappear;

the money vanished in las Vegasall my stock assets have vaporized

Flyadjective

(British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked