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Meaning of HOVER

Pronunciation:  'huvur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  move to and fro; "The shy student lingered in the corner"
  2. [v]  hang in the air; fly or be suspended above
  3. [v]  be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity; "The guru claimed that he could levitate"
  4. [v]  be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action; "He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement"
  5. [v]  hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing; "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"

HOVER is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: brood, bulk large, levitate, linger, loom, oscillate, vacillate, vibrate
 See Also: arise, come up, fly, go up, hang, hesitate, lift, move up, poise, rise, shillyshally, uprise, waffle, waver, wing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hov"er\, n. [Etymol. doubtful.]
    A cover; a shelter; a protection. [Archaic] --Carew. --C.
  2. \Hov"er\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hovered}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Hovering}.] [OE. hoveren, and hoven, prob. orig., to abide,
    linger, and fr. AS. hof house; cf. OFries. hovia to receive
    into one's house. See {Hovel}.]
    1. To hang fluttering in the air, or on the wing; to remain
       in flight or floating about or over a place or object; to
       be suspended in the air above something.
             Great flights of birds are hovering about the
             bridge, and settling on it.           --Addison.
             A hovering mist came swimming o'er his sight.
    2. To hang about; to move to and fro near a place,
       threateningly, watchfully, or irresolutely.
             Agricola having sent his navy to hover on the coast.
             Hovering o'er the paper with her quill. --Shak.
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