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Definitions of Hover

Pronunciation : Hov"er
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [Etymol. doubtful.]
Definition : Defn: A cover; a shelter; a protection. [Archaic] Carew. C. Kingsley.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Hov"er
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OE. hoveren, and hoven, prob. orig., to abide, linger, and fr. AS. hof house; cf. OFries. hovia to receive into one's house. See Hovel.]
Definition : 1. To hang fluttering in the air, or on the wing; to remain in flight or floating about or over a place or object; to be suspended in the air above something. Great flights of birds are hovering about the bridge, and settling on it. Addison. A hovering mist came swimming o'er his sight. Dryden.

2. To hang about; to move to and fro near a place, threateningly, watchfully, or irresolutely. Agricola having sent his navy to hover on the coast. Milton. Hovering o'er the paper with her quill. Shak.

i. [imp. & p. p. Hovered; p. pr. & vb. n. Hovering.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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