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soar·ing

 (sôr′ĭng)
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soaring - the activity of flying a glidersoaring - the activity of flying a glider  
flying, flight - an instance of traveling by air; "flying was still an exciting adventure for him"
hang gliding - gliding in a hang glider
paragliding, parasailing - gliding in a parasail
Adj.1.soaring - ascending to a level markedly higher than the usual; "soaring prices"
high - greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "a high temperature"; "a high price"; "the high point of his career"; "high risks"; "has high hopes"; "the river is high"; "he has a high opinion of himself"
2.soaring - of imposing height; especially standing out above others; "an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the cathedral"; "towering icebergs"
high - (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high'); "a high mountain"; "high ceilings"; "high buildings"; "a high forehead"; "a high incline"; "a foot high"

soaring

adjective
Imposingly high:
Translations

soaring

[ˈsɔːrɪŋ] ADJ [flight] → planeador, que vuela; [building] → altísimo; [prices] → en alza, en aumento; [hopes, imagination] → expansivo; [ambition] → inmenso

soaring

adj
bird, planeaufsteigend, in die Luft steigend; towerhoch aufragend; imagination, ideas, ambitionhochfliegend; popularity, reputationschnell zunehmend; pricesin die Höhe schnellend; inflationunaufhaltsam; unemploymenthochschnellend; pride, hopeswachsend; I watched the lark’s soaring flightich sah, wie sich die Lerche in die Lüfte schwang; the soaring crime ratedie schnell zunehmende Verbrechensrate
(liter) voice, musicsich erhebend

soaring

[ˈsɔːrɪŋ] adj (flight) → altissimo/a; (building) → slanciato/a; (prices) → alle stelle; (hopes, imagination) → ardito/a
soaring inflation → inflazione f galoppante
References in classic literature ?
The soaring hawk is not more certain of the dove than I am this moment of you, did I choose to send a bullet to your heart
They performed the dizziest feats of arithmetic, soaring quite out of MY feeble range, and perpetrated, in higher spirits than ever, geographical and historical jokes.
The weather began to clear while we were driving up a valley called the Kienthal, and presently a vast black cloud-bank in front of us dissolved away and uncurtained the grand proportions and the soaring loftiness of the Blumis Alp.
Under the inspiration of her soaring complacency the departed graces of her earlier days returned to her, and her bearing took to itself a dignity and state that might have passed for queenly if her surroundings had been a little more in keeping with it.
But, my dear Sir, though estranged (by the force of circumstances over which I have had no control) from the personal society of the friend and companion of my youth, I have not been unmindful of his soaring flight.
Devotion borrows Music's tone, And Music took Devotion's wing; And, like the bird that hails the sun, They soar to heaven, and soaring sing.
Half-stunned as I was with all that had happened to me, I rose to my feet, thinking as I did so of what had befallen the ten young men, and watching the horse which was soaring into the clouds.
After the victory over Dolbear, the Bell stock went soaring skywards; and the higher it went, the greater were the number of infringers and blowers of stock bubbles.
When heavenward, holy Friendship, thou didst go Soaring to seek thy home beyond the sky, And take thy seat among the saints on high, It was thy will to leave on earth below Thy semblance, and upon it to bestow Thy veil, wherewith at times hypocrisy, Parading in thy shape, deceives the eye, And makes its vileness bright as virtue show.
But Ulysses gave a great cry, and gathering himself together swooped down like a soaring eagle.
The warm winds whispered it days ago, and we are learning the sweetest songs, to welcome her when she shall come," sang the lark, soaring away as the music gushed from his little throat.
If he sang of a mountain, the eyes of all mankind beheld a mightier grandeur reposing on its breast, or soaring to its summit, than had before been seen there.