hover definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • to stay floating, suspended, or fluttering floating around: gulls hovering over the waves.
    • to keep or linger in or near somewhere: hovering across the speaker's podium.
    • To remain in an uncertain condition; waver: hovered between anger and remorse.
    • to hold fluttering in the air, or regarding wing; to stay in-flight or floating about or over a spot or item; to be suspended floating around above some thing.
    • to hold about; to maneuver back and forth near a location, threateningly, watchfully, or irresolutely.
  • noun:
    • The work or condition of hovering: a helicopter in hover.
    • A cover; a shelter; a protection.
    • A protection or shelter.
    • In prosody, a foot consisting of simple accentual place.
    • just like hoverer.
  • verb:
    • To float in the air.
    • To linger in one destination.
    • To waver, or perhaps uncertain.
    • to position the cursor over one of the links or symbol without pressing.
    • be suspended floating around, as though in defiance of gravity
    • move to and fro
    • hang in the air; fly or perhaps suspended above
    • hangover, as of anything threatening, dark, or menacing
    • be undecided about anything; waver between conflicting jobs or classes of action
  • others:
    • maintain ongoing about; wait near at hand; move about waveringly, cautiously, or hesitatingly; head to and fro near or just around a location or an object.
    • To hang fluttering in the air, as a bird or an insect while looking for meals or someplace to alight; linger over or about a location or an object.
    • to stay an indeterminate or irresolute state; stand in anticipation or expectation; waver concerning a choice or an effect: as, a patient hovering between life and death; a mind hovering on verge of insanity.
    • To protect or shelter; cover with all the wings and the body: stated of a brooding fowl: because, a hen with additional birds than she will hover.

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