American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of gliding while maintaining altitude, especially the sport of flying a heavier-than-air craft by using ascending currents of air.
- adj. Ascending to a level markedly higher than the usual: soaring fuel costs; the soaring spires of the cathedral.
- v. present participle of soar. Mounting on the wing; rising aloft; towering in thought or mind.
- n. The act of mounting on the wing, or of towering in thought or mind; intellectual flight.
- adj. assurgent, ascending
GNU Webster's 1913
- a. & n. from soar.
- adj. of imposing height; especially standing out above others
- n. the activity of flying a glider
- adj. ascending to a level markedly higher than the usual
“Of equal importance are the unimpeded activity of the whirling currents of sound and their complete filling of the resonating spaces in the back of the throat, the pillars of the fauces, and the head cavities in which the vocalized breath must be kept soaring above the larynx and _soaring undisturbed_.”
“Still soaring from the high of speaking at the American Library ...”
“Palin soaring in the polls and obama crying and whining like he normally does when things don't go his way.”
“Should the federal government reform the health care system to contain soaring, runaway costs and to insure more people?”
“He referred to soaring poverty rates, unemployment and "a sense of anarchy.”
“Long shot of Robin soaring over cityscape on his batwings.”
“Emergency measures to contain soaring food prices and drought in Djibouti”
“Zimbabwe's world record hyperinflation spun further out of control, with charges for mobile phone calls soaring by nearly 1,700 per cent.”
“And that just sends my day fuckin 'soaring, I tell ya.”
“The air breather cried out, its call soaring beyond hearing.”
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