verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of hover
synonym study for hover
OTHER WORDS FROM hoverhov·er·er, nounhov·er·ing·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for hover
Two consecutive declines have taken it from 38 percent in 2010—where it has hovered for decades—to 31 percent today.
“He hovered over my daughter and in every aspect of her life, he tried to insert himself,” Lynne Spears testified about Lutfi.Britney Spears Civil Trial Ends in Win for Singer and Her Family|Maria Elena Fernandez|November 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Her husband, Marcus, hovered closely behind her onstage—in her camera shot, so to speak.
We hovered a dozen feet behind them, straining to overhear without being too obvious about it.
And since 1998, eighth graders have hovered around the same levels.
Then at once they reached and hovered upon the imminent verge of sleep—but an intruder came, now, that would not "down."The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Well above the cliff wall they hovered, and were able to see below the round bowl of the valley prison.Star Hunter|Andre Alice Norton
But at one hundred feet aloft the fliers braked their headlong flight, hovered motionlessly in echelon formation.Slaves of Mercury|Nat Schachner
And it must be admitted that Mr. Tilletts, who had hovered in the background of her mind, did seem a rather remote possibility.Angela's Business|Henry Sydnor Harrison
She hovered round her, raising the pillow that propped up her head, and showing her all kinds of attention.Therese Raquin|Emile Zola