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hov·er

hover

 
 
pronunciation:
huh vr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: hovers, hovering, hovered
definition 1: to stay suspended in the air, often by rapid fluttering, spinning, or the like.
The helicopter hovered overhead.The hummingbird hovered for several moments before flitting away.
 
similar words:
drift, float, flutter, hang, waft
definition 2: to stay very near, often so as to watch closely or protectively (usu. fol. by "over").
She hovers over her children, trying to protect them from the world.I can't concentrate on what I'm doing with you hovering over me!
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 when we arrived at the hospital.
synonyms:
waver
similar words:
falter, oscillate, seesaw, totter, vacillate
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part of speech: noun
definition: an act, instance, or process of hovering.
The hover of a hummingbird is fascinating to watch.
similar words:
drift, floating, fluttering, waft
derivations: hoveringly (adv.), hoverer (n.)