What is hover?

  • (verb): Hang in the air; fly or be suspended above.
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "hover":

  • (verb): Be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action.
    Synonyms: vibrate, vacillate, oscillate
  • (verb): Hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing.
    Synonyms: brood, loom, bulk large
  • (verb): Be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity.
    Synonyms: levitate
  • (verb): Move to and fro.
    Synonyms: linger

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 (1899–1979)

    It is not a piece of fine feminine Spitalfields silk—but 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 book—on risk of a lumbago & sciatics.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    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 (1875–1926)