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hover

hov·er

hover

 
pronunciation:
huh vr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: hovered, hovering, hovers
definition 1: to stay suspended in the air, often by rapid fluttering, spinning, or the like.
The clouds hovered overhead.
 
similar words:
drift, float, flutter, hang, waft
definition 2: to stay very near, often so as to watch closely or protectively.
He hovers over his children.
similar words:
baby, hang around, mollycoddle, overprotect, protect
definition 3: to be in an undecided or uncertain position.
She was hovering between life and death.
synonyms:
waver
similar words:
falter, oscillate, seesaw, totter, vacillate
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an act, instance, or process of hovering.
similar words:
drift, floating, fluttering, waft
derivations: hoveringly (adv.), hoverer (n.)