Etymology
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hover (v.)

c. 1400, hoveren, frequentative of hoven "hover, tarry, linger;" see hove (v.1). Related: Hovered; hovering. As a noun from 1510s.

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Definitions of hover

hover (v.)
be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action;
Synonyms: vibrate / vacillate / oscillate
hover (v.)
move to and fro;
Synonyms: linger
hover (v.)
hang in the air; fly or be suspended above;
hover (v.)
be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity;
Synonyms: levitate
hover (v.)
hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing;
Synonyms: brood / loom / bulk large
From wordnet.princeton.edu