• (British) IPA: /ˈhɒ.və(ɹ)/
  • (America, formerly also UK) IPA: /ˈhʌ.vɚ/

hover (hovers, present participle hovering; past and past participle hovered)

  1. (intransitive) To float in the air.
    The hummingbird hovered by the plant.
  2. (intransitive) To linger or hang in one place, especially in an uncertain manner.
    • 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      The neighborhood, to our ears, seemed haunted by approaching footsteps; and what between the dead body of the captain on the parlor floor, and the thought of that detestable blind beggar hovering near at hand, and ready to return, there were moments when, as the saying goes, I jumped in my skin for terror.
    The strange man hovered outside the gents.
    The visitor hovered at the door, seemingly unwilling to enter.
    His pen hovered above the paper.
  3. (intransitive) To waver, or be uncertain.
    Filling in the voting form, I hovered between Labour and Liberal Democrat.
  4. (computing, intransitive) To place the cursor over a hyperlink or icon without clicking.
    A tooltip appears when you hover over this link.
Translations Translations Translations Translations Noun

hover (plural hovers)

  1. The act of hovering

hover (plural hovers)

  1. A cover; a shelter; a protection.

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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