Definitions for hoverˈhʌv ər, ˈhɒv-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hover, vibrate, vacillate, oscillate(verb)

    be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action

    "He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement"

  2. hover, linger(verb)

    move to and fro

    "The shy student lingered in the corner"

  3. hover(verb)

    hang in the air; fly or be suspended above

  4. levitate, hover(verb)

    be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity

    "The guru claimed that he could levitate"

  5. brood, hover, loom, bulk large(verb)

    hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing

    "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"


  1. hover(Verb)

    To float in the air.

  2. hover(Verb)

    To linger in one place.

  3. hover(Verb)

    To waver, or be uncertain.

  4. hover(Verb)

    To place the cursor over a hyperlink or icon without clicking.

  5. Origin: hoveren (frequentative of hoven).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hover(noun)

    a cover; a shelter; a protection

  2. Hover(verb)

    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

  3. Hover(verb)

    to hang about; to move to and fro near a place, threateningly, watchfully, or irresolutely

  4. Origin: [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.]

Translations for hover

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • zögern, platzieren, schweben, verweilenGerman
  • φτερουγίGreek
  • ŝvebiEsperanto
  • dudar, hesitar, colocar el cursor sobre un enlace, levitar, vacilar, revolotearSpanish
  • leijua, kohdistaa, kursori, häilyä, olla kahden vaiheilla, leijailla, norkoilla, epäröidäFinnish
  • planer, placer le curseur au-dessus d'un hyperlien, faire du sur-place, hésiterFrench
  • flotar, dubidarGalician
  • flugetarIdo
  • volteggiare, attardarsi, essere in bilico, indugiare, essere indeciso, passare il cursore sopra, essere sospeso, librarsi, gironzolare, aggirarsi, pencolare, ronzare intorno, esitareItalian
  • hoverLatin
  • topakiMāori
  • oversveveNorwegian
  • hesitar, pairar, voltearPortuguese
  • pluti, oscila, plasa cursorul peste linkRomanian
  • реять, порхать, парить, вертеться, слоняться, колебаться, нависать, мешкать, витать, болтатьсяRussian
  • лебдети, lebdetiSerbo-Croatian
  • svävaSwedish

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