Hypertext Webster Gateway: "soaring"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Soar \Soar\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Soared}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Soaring}.] [F. s'essorer to soar, essorer to dry (by
exposing to the air), fr. L. ex out + aura the air, a breeze;
akin to Gr. ?????.]
1. To fly aloft, as a bird; to mount upward on wings, or as
on wings. --Chaucer.

When soars Gaul's vulture with his wings unfurled.

2. Fig.: To rise in thought, spirits, or imagination; to be
exalted in mood.

Where the deep transported mind may soar. --Milton.

Valor soars above What the world calls misfortune.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Soaring \Soar"ing\,
a. & n. from {Soar}. -- {Soar"ing*ly}, adv.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: ascending to a level markedly higher than the usual;
"soaring prices"
2: moving to great heights with little apparent effort; "a
soaring eagle"
3: of imposing height; especially standing out above others;
"an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires
of the cathedral"; "towering iceburgs" [syn: {eminent}, {lofty},
n : the activity of flying a glider [syn: {glide}, {gliding}, {sailplaning},

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