Definition of Soaring

1. Noun. The activity of flying a glider.

Exact synonyms: Glide, Gliding, Sailing, Sailplaning
Generic synonyms: Flight, Flying
Specialized synonyms: Hang Gliding, Paragliding, Parasailing
Derivative terms: Glide, Glide, Sailplane, Soar, Soar



2. Adjective. Ascending to a level markedly higher than the usual. "Soaring prices"
Similar to: High

3. Adjective. Of imposing height; especially standing out above others. "Towering icebergs"
Exact synonyms: Eminent, Lofty, Towering
Similar to: High
Derivative terms: Loftiness, Loftiness

Definition of Soaring

1. Verb. (present participle of soar) Mounting on the wing; rising aloft; towering in thought or mind. ¹

2. Noun. The act of mounting on the wing, or of towering in thought or mind; intellectual flight. ¹

3. Adjective. assurgent, ascending ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Soaring

1. the sport of flying in a heavier-than-air craft without power [n -S]

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Literary usage of Soaring

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1. Vehicles of the Air: A Popular Exposition of Modern Aeronautics with Working by Victor Lougheed (1909)
"In the table on Page 162 the soaring birds are designated with stars—*. The most conspicuous features to be discerned in a study of ..."

2. Vehicles of the Air: A Popular Exposition of Modern Aeronautics with Working by Victor Lougheed (1909)
"In the table on Page 162 the soaring birds are designated with stars—*. The most conspicuous features to be discerned in a study of soaring-bird forms are ..."

3. Vehicles of the Air: A Popular Exposition of Modern Aeronautics with Working by Victor Lougheed (1910)
"In the table on Page 162 the soaring birds are designated with stars—*. The most conspicuous features to be discerned in a study of soaring-bird forms are ..."

4. Navaho Legends by Washington Matthews (1897)
"With the dark thunder above you, come to us soaring. 21. With the shapen cloud at your feet, come to us soaring. 22. With the far darkness made of the dark ..."

5. Scientific Papers by John William Strutt Rayleigh (1900)
"THE recent correspondence in Nature upon this subject ought not to close without some reference to a possible explanation of soaring which does not appear ..."

6. Aerodonetics: Constituting the Second Volume of a Complete Work on Aerial Flight by Frederick William Lanchester (1909)
"Dynamic soaring. Mixed Conditions.—In cases such as discussed in the preceding ... A consequence is that soaring in the neighbourhood of an obstacle is ..."

7. Flying Machines: Construction and Operation; a Practical Book which Shows by William James Jackman, Thomas Herbert Russell, Octave Chanute (1910)
"It is the soaring or sailing flight of certain varieties of large birds who transport ... soaring Power of Birds. The writer of this paper published in the ..."

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