from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a. & n. from soar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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


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