What does hover mean?

Definitions for hover
ˈhʌv ər, ˈhɒv-hov·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hover, vibrate, vacillate, oscillateverb

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

    "He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement"

  2. hover, lingerverb

    move to and fro

    "The shy student lingered in the corner"

  3. hoververb

    hang in the air; fly or be suspended above

  4. levitate, hoververb

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

    "The guru claimed that he could levitate"

  5. brood, hover, loom, bulk largeverb

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

    "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"

Wiktionary

  1. hoververb

    To float in the air.

    Etymology: hoveren (frequentative of hoven).

  2. hoververb

    To linger in one place.

    Etymology: hoveren (frequentative of hoven).

  3. hoververb

    To waver, or be uncertain.

    Etymology: hoveren (frequentative of hoven).

  4. hoververb

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

    Etymology: hoveren (frequentative of hoven).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hovernoun

    a cover; a shelter; a protection

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Hoververb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Hoververb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hover

    hov′ėr, v.i. to remain aloft flapping the wings: to wait in suspense: to move about near.—adv. Hov′eringly, in a hovering manner. [Formed from A.S. hof, house.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hover in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hover in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of hover in a Sentence

  1. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Of all the thoughts that hover in your mind, the one you deliberately choose and act upon - changes your LIFE!

  2. Chika Onuegbu:

    ''It is therefore doubtful if President Mohammadu Buhari will be able to deliver his campaign promises to Nigerians if the price of crude oil which accounts for some 90% of Nigeria’s total export revenue and 75% of total consolidated revenue continue to hover around $50 per barrel between now and 2019.'' Chika Onuegbu in his 2015 paper titled “HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF THE IMPACT OF GLOBAL OIL POLITICS ON CRUDE OIL PRICES, INVESTMENTS AND EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS IN THE NIGERIAN OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY”

  3. RayRox360:

    Everyone lies. It's not a sad fact, I don't think. Barely even a fact at all. Just...a reality. Something that was always true and will always continue to be true. It's something we all accept, whether we want to admit it or not. We all lie. Every one of us. And it's not just a one-time thing either. It's constant. We do it over and over again. And why wouldn't we? Parents lie to their kids, teach them how to lie right back to them, breeding a new generation of people born into distortion, born into a world of deceit and falsehood disguised as reality. And what can you expect from them? Can you really expect them to turn out pure and innocent when they're constantly being fed their parents' inventions, their teachers' stories? They pick up on those things. I did, at least. Maybe it was just me, though. It's not something you grow out of. As you get older, you keep on lying. You lie about everything, to everyone, at one point or another. You lie about your career when your parents ask how happy you are staying in your dead-end office cubicle counting down the seconds until you can go home and start the cycle of monotony over again. You lie to your spouse promising you'll love them till the end of time, not realizing that sooner or later, that love will run out. And not just for them, for anyone and anything. It never lasts. Nothing does. You lie to strangers when they ask you what you believe, what you pray to, what you curse when things don't work out, spouting some scripted verse you learned as a child and stapled into your head, reciting lines you don't really understand to people you don't really care about, if only to convince yourself that you really do have a clue, that you aren't just flying blind in a sea of the unknown. And then there are the lies that stand out over all the others. The lies we tell ourselves. There's something different about them, something...bitter. Lies you tell to other people, they breeze in, announce themselves and then float right back out. They never linger in your head for longer than it took to talk to the person, discarding themselves as unimportant the second that person leaves your line of sight, never to be seen or thought of again. But the lies we tell ourselves, they don't leave. They don't breeze right back out. They linger, hover before your eyes, tracing over each and every detail until it's burned in your head, until you can recreate it over and over again with perfect precision, not a single word out of place, until that lie has completely overtaken you, washing away anything and everything until it is all that remains. Until it is nothing but the truth. Those lies are the most powerful...the most dangerous. Because unlike the lies we throw at others, the lies we tell ourselves are so much louder, so much brighter, so much more painful. When you can't live with what's in front of you, so you have to create something else, a new reality for you to live in and accept as truth. Because it is the truth. It's the truth you want. And at the end of the day...what else matters? Certainly not the little fib you woke up telling yourself. After all, what harm can come from one little lie? In hindsight, we both should have known it could never be that simple.

  4. Alex Wong:

    It broke the pattern in the past few days and was able to hover above the level of the previous close, thanks to improved sentiment in the overseas markets following Morgan Stanley's full house buy alert on the global market.

  5. Isaac Watts:

    Do not hover always on the surface of things, nor take up suddenly, with mere appearances but penetrate into the depth of matters, as far as your time and circumstances allow, especially in those things which relate to your profession.

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  • يحومArabic
  • vznášet seCzech
  • hoverDanish
  • zögern, platzieren, schweben, verweilenGerman
  • φτερουγίGreek
  • ŝvebiEsperanto
  • dudar, hesitar, colocar el cursor sobre un enlace, levitar, vacilar, revolotear, flotarSpanish
  • شناورPersian
  • leijua, kohdistaa, kursori, häilyä, olla kahden vaiheilla, leijailla, norkoilla, epäröidäFinnish
  • planer, placer le curseur au-dessus d'un hyperlien, faire du sur-place, hésiter, flotterFrench
  • flotar, dubidarGalician
  • मंडरानाHindi
  • lebegHungarian
  • melayang-layangIndonesian
  • flugetarIdo
  • volteggiare, attardarsi, essere in bilico, indugiare, essere indeciso, passare il cursore sopra, essere sospeso, librarsi, gironzolare, aggirarsi, pencolare, ronzare intorno, esitareItalian
  • לְרַחֵףHebrew
  • ホバーJapanese
  • 호버Korean
  • hoverLatin
  • topakiMāori
  • zwevenDutch
  • oversveve, hoverNorwegian
  • wahać sięPolish
  • hesitar, pairar, voltear, flutuarPortuguese
  • pluti, oscila, plasa cursorul peste link, planareRomanian
  • реять, порхать, парить, вертеться, слоняться, колебаться, нависать, мешкать, витать, болтаться, зависатьRussian
  • лебдети, lebdetiSerbo-Croatian
  • svävaSwedish
  • மிதவைTamil
  • โฉบThai
  • duraksamakTurkish
  • зависатиUkrainian
  • ہورUrdu
  • bay lượnVietnamese
  • כאַווערYiddish
  • 徘徊Chinese

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