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Definition of "hover" []

  • To remain floating, suspended, or fluttering in the air: gulls hovering over the waves. (verb-intransitive)
  • To remain or linger in or near a place: hovering around the speaker's podium. (verb-intransitive)
  • To remain in an uncertain state; waver: hovered between anger and remorse. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act or state of hovering: a helicopter in hover. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hover" in a sentence
  • "The Dative of Reference denotes the person _to whom a statement refers, of whom it is true_, or _to whom it is of interest; _ as, -- mihi ante oculōs versāris, _you hover before my eyes_ (lit. _hover before the eyes to me_); illī sevēritās amōrem nōn dēminuit, _in his case severity did not diminish love_ (lit. _to him severity did not diminish_); interclūdere inimīcīs commeātum, _to cut of the supplies of the enemy."
  • "Barring some weird event, we'll basically see John McCain hover at around 43% until the election and Obama moving between 44 and 49."
  • "The bolding-on-hover is gone, and I added in a picture of some older designs of the site for comparison."