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hov·er

 (hŭv′ər, hŏv′-)
v. hov·ered, hov·er·ing, hov·ers
v.intr.
1. To remain floating, suspended, or fluttering in the air: gulls hovering over the waves.
2. To remain or linger in or near a place: hovering around the speaker's podium.
3. To remain in an uncertain state; waver: hovered between anger and remorse.
4. Computers To position a pointer over an object or area of the screen, causing a pop-up box to appear or other change to occur: Hover over the image to display the filename.
v.tr.
1. To cause to hover: The pilot hovered the helicopter a few feet above the icy river.
2. Computers To position (a pointer) over an object or area of the screen: hovered the cursor over the link.
n.
The act or state of hovering: a helicopter in hover.

[Middle English hoveren, frequentative of hoven.]

hov′er·er n.
hov′er·ing·ly adv.

hover

(ˈhɒvə)
vb
1. (intr) to remain suspended in one place
2. (Zoology) (intr) (of certain birds, esp hawks) to remain in one place in the air by rapidly beating the wings
3. (intr) to linger uncertainly in a nervous or solicitous way
4. (intr) to be in a state of indecision: she was hovering between the two suitors.
5. (Computer Science) (tr) 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
n
the act of hovering
[C14: hoveren, variant of hoven, of obscure origin]
ˈhoverer n
ˈhoveringly adv

hov•er

(ˈhʌv ər, ˈhɒv-)

v. -ered, -er•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to hang fluttering or suspended in the air: a kite hovering over the yard.
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.
n.
4. the act or state of hovering.
[1350–1400; Middle English hoveren, frequentative of hoven to hover, of obscure orig.]
hov′er•er, n.
hov′er•ing•ly, adv.

hover

- Comes from hove, "raise, lift, rise" or "linger, wait."
See also related terms for lift.

Hover

 of trout: a school of trout—Lipton, 1970; of crows.

hover


Past participle: hovered
Gerund: hovering

Imperative
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hover
Present
I hover
you hover
he/she/it hovers
we hover
you hover
they hover
Preterite
I hovered
you hovered
he/she/it hovered
we hovered
you hovered
they hovered
Present Continuous
I am hovering
you are hovering
he/she/it is hovering
we are hovering
you are hovering
they are hovering
Present Perfect
I have hovered
you have hovered
he/she/it has hovered
we have hovered
you have hovered
they have hovered
Past Continuous
I was hovering
you were hovering
he/she/it was hovering
we were hovering
you were hovering
they were hovering
Past Perfect
I had hovered
you had hovered
he/she/it had hovered
we had hovered
you had hovered
they had hovered
Future
I will hover
you will hover
he/she/it will hover
we will hover
you will hover
they will hover
Future Perfect
I will have hovered
you will have hovered
he/she/it will have hovered
we will have hovered
you will have hovered
they will have hovered
Future Continuous
I will be hovering
you will be hovering
he/she/it will be hovering
we will be hovering
you will be hovering
they will be hovering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hovering
you have been hovering
he/she/it has been hovering
we have been hovering
you have been hovering
they have been hovering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hovering
you will have been hovering
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we will have been hovering
you will have been hovering
they will have been hovering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hovering
you had been hovering
he/she/it had been hovering
we had been hovering
you had been hovering
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Conditional
I would hover
you would hover
he/she/it would hover
we would hover
you would hover
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Past Conditional
I would have hovered
you would have hovered
he/she/it would have hovered
we would have hovered
you would have hovered
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hover - be undecided about somethinghover - be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action; "He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement"
hesitate, waffle, waver - pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness; "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"
shillyshally - be uncertain and vague
2.hover - move to and fro; "The shy student lingered in the corner"
hesitate, waffle, waver - pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness; "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"
3.hover - hang in the air; fly or be suspended above
fly, wing - travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly"
poise - be motionless, in suspension; "The bird poised for a few moments before it attacked"
4.hover - be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity; "The guru claimed that he could levitate"
levitate - cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity; "The magician levitated the woman"
5.hover - hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing; "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"
hang - be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive; "This worry hangs on my mind"; "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her"
eclipse, overshadow, dominate - be greater in significance than; "the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness"

hover

verb
1. float, fly, hang, drift, be suspended, flutter, poise Beautiful butterflies hovered above the wild flowers.
2. linger, loiter, wait nearby, hang about or around (informal) Judith was hovering in the doorway.
3. waver, alternate, fluctuate, haver (Brit.), falter, dither (chiefly Brit.), oscillate, vacillate, seesaw, swither (Scot. dialect) We hover between great hopes and great fears.

hover

verb
1. To remain stationary over a place or object:
2. To move quickly, lightly, and irregularly like a bird in flight:
Translations
يَتَلَكَّأ، يَتَأرجَحيَحوميُرَفْرِف
točit seváhatvznášet se
kredse omvakle
epäröidäkohdistaakursorileijaillaleijua
lóg
flögraí lausu loftihringsóla kringumvelkjast í vafa
slankiotisvyruotitransporto priemonė su oro pagalve
grozīties apkārtlidinātiessvārstīties
lebdeti
dolanıp durmakhavada uçup durmakkararsız olmaktereddüt etmek

hover

[ˈhɒvəʳ]
A. VI
1. [bird] → planear, cernerse
2. (fig) [person] → rondar
a couple of waiters were hovering near our tableun par de camareros rondaban cerca de nuestra mesa
she was hovering in the doorwayandaba rondando por la entrada
he was hovering between life and deathse debatía entre la vida y la muerte
B. CPD hover fly Nmosca f de las flores
hover about VI + ADV, VI + PREP = hover around
hover around
A. VI + ADVrondar
B. VI + PREP to hover around sbrondar a algn, girar en torno a algn

hover

[ˈhɒvər]
vi
(in the air) [hawk] → planer; [helicopter] → être en vol stationnaire
(= be hesitant) [person] → hésiter
vt
to hover the mouse over sth (COMPUTING)faire passer le pointeur au dessus de qch

hover

vi
(helicopter, insect)schweben; (bird)schweben, stehen
(fig) a smile hovered on her lipsein Lächeln lag auf ihren Lippen; she hovered on the verge of deathsie war dem Tode nahe; to hover on the brink of disasteram Rande des Ruins stehen; danger was hovering all around themringsum lauerte Gefahr; he hovered between two alternativeser schwankte zwischen zwei Alternativen; he was hovering between life and deather schwebte zwischen Leben und Tod; the exchange rate is hovering around 110 yen to the dollarder Wechselkurs bewegt sich um die 110 Yen für den Dollar
(fig: = stand around) → herumstehen; to hover over somebodyjdm nicht von der Seite weichen; don’t hover over megeh endlich weg; a waiter hovered at his elbow, waiting to refill his glassein Kellner schwebte herum und wartete nur darauf, nachzuschenken

hover

:
hovercraft
hoverport
nAnlegestelle ffür Luftkissenboote
hovertrain
nLuftkissenzug m

hover

[ˈhɒvəʳ] vi (bird) → librarsi; (helicopter) → volare a punto fisso
a smile hovered on her lips → un sorriso indugiava sulle sue labbra
to hover on the brink of disaster → essere sull'orlo del disastro
hover about hover around vi + advstare or girare intorno
to hover round sb → aggirarsi intorno a qn

hover

(ˈhovə) , ((American) ˈha-) verb
1. (of a bird, insect etc) to remain in the air without moving in any direction.
2. to move around while still remaining near a person etc. I wish she'd stop hovering round me and go away.
3. (with between) to be undecided. She hovered between leaving and staying.
ˈhovercraft noun
a vehicle which is able to move over land or water, supported by a cushion of air.
References in classic literature ?
I will not deny, however, but the horses cowered when I passed them, as though they scented the wolves; and a wolf is a beast that is apt to hover about an Indian ambushment, craving the offals of the deer the savages kill.
Pearl's inevitable tendency to hover about the enigma of the scarlet letter seemed an innate quality of her being.
Let him be left to feel his way in the dark; let darkness commensurate with his crime hover over him; and let him feel that at every step he takes, in pursuit of the flying bondman, he is running the frightful risk of having his hot brains dashed out by an invisible agency.
I have said that the company were all gone; but I ought to have excepted Uriah, whom I don't include in that denomination, and who had never ceased to hover near us.
Like dragon-flies the hansoms hover With jewelled eyes to catch the lover;"
By the eternal dungeon, could I but grapple with these horrors that hover round me, as I have done with mortal dangers, heaven or hell should never say that I shrunk from the conflict
This made us not very solicitous about their menaces; but finding that they continued to hover about our habitation, and being wearied with their clamours, we thought it might be a good expedient to fright them away by firing four muskets towards them, in such a manner that they might hear the bullets hiss about two feet over their heads.
It was of white marble, in shape something like a winged sphinx, but the wings, instead of being carried vertically at the sides, were spread so that it seemed to hover.
The nervous excitement of which we speak pursued Valentine even in her sleep, or rather in that state of somnolence which succeeded her waking hours; it was then, in the silence of night, in the dim light shed from the alabaster lamp on the chimney-piece, that she saw the shadows pass and repass which hover over the bed of sickness, and fan the fever with their trembling wings.
They know the routes and resorts of the trappers; where to waylay them on their journeys; where to find them in the hunting seasons, and where to hover about them in winter quarters.
Antonio says that if I go to the city this fall, he will hover near me on the road to guard the friend of Julia; and that he will eagerly avail himself of my presence to seek her society.
Raoul perceived, from a distance, the two little turrets, the dove-cote in the elms, and the flights of pigeons, which wheeled incessantly around that brick cone, seemingly without power to quit it, like the sweet memories which hover round a spirit at peace.