Hover



[huhv-er, hov-] /ˈhʌv ər, ˈhɒv-/

verb (used without object)
1.
to hang fluttering or suspended in the air:
The helicopter hovered over the building.
2.
to keep lingering about; wait near at hand.
3.
to remain in an uncertain or irresolute state; waver:
to hover between life and death.
noun
4.
the act or state of hovering.
/ˈhɒvə/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to remain suspended in one place
2.
(intransitive) (of certain birds, esp hawks) to remain in one place in the air by rapidly beating the wings
3.
(intransitive) to linger uncertainly in a nervous or solicitous way
4.
(intransitive) to be in a state of indecision: she was hovering between the two suitors
5.
(transitive) (computing) to hold (the mouse pointer) over a defined area on a web page without clicking, in order to cause a menu, information box, etc to appear
noun
6.
the act of hovering
v.

c.1400, hoveren, frequentative of hoven “hover, tarry, linger;” see hove (1). Related: Hovered; hovering. As a noun from 1510s.

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