The act of gliding while maintaining altitude, especially the sport of flying a heavier-than-air craft by using ascending currents of air.
Ascending to a level markedly higher than the usual: soaring fuel costs; the soaring spires of the cathedral.
- Present participle of soar. Mounting on the wing; rising aloft; towering in thought or mind.
- The act of mounting on the wing, or of towering in thought or mind; intellectual flight.