More definitions of "hover":
- (verb): Be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action.
Synonyms: vibrate, vacillate, oscillate
- (verb): Be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity.
- (verb): Move to and fro.
Famous quotes containing the word hover:
“When I have reached the shady underground
With but sad hope of coming up again,
I shall implore your ghost to hover round
And guide me to a land of lucky men....”
—Allen Tate (18991979)
“It is not a piece of fine feminine Spitalfields silkbut is of the horrible texture of a fabric that should be woven of ships cables & hausers. A Polar wind blows through it, & birds of prey hover over it. Warn all gentle fastidious people from so much as peeping into the bookon risk of a lumbago & sciatics.”
—Herman Melville (18191891)
“Just as language has no longer anything in common with the thing it names, so the movements of most of the people who live in cities have lost their connexion with the earth; they hang, as it were, in the air, hover in all directions, and find no place where they can settle.”
—Rainer Maria Rilke (18751926)