Definitions for "Soaring"
A common form of flight is soaring, and it is exhibited by many accipters (small hawks) and other birds of prey. Turkey vultures and bald eagles are especially well-known for this behavior, especially because they are so large and easily noticeable against a bright blue sky. Thermals in the air are used by birds for soaring, which probably makes it an energy-saving activity for such large animals.
moving to great heights with little apparent effort; "a soaring eagle"
of imposing height; especially standing out above others; "an eminent peak"; "lofty mountains"; "the soaring spires of the cathedral"; "towering iceburgs"
the activity of flying a glider
A type of flight that is sustained without the flapping of wings and is therefore aided by some form of air movement, such as thermals or updrafts. Purple Martins commonly engage in soaring flight as they forage extremely high in the air for flying insects. It is a very graceful behavior for martin landlords to watch.
staying aloft by finding and maneuvering within rising air.
SOARING Magazine is a membership benefit of the Soaring Society of America published monthly.
ascending to a level markedly higher than the usual; "soaring prices"
a. & n. from Soar.