hover

A hover craft flies low over the ground or water — it hovers. Hover can also mean waver. Think of someone that can’t decide exactly where to land.

To help remember the meaning of hover, think of it as containing the preposition over: things that hover hang over. A temperature can hover around forty degrees, a grade in a class can hover around a B.

Definitions of hover
  1. verb
    hang in the air; fly or be suspended above
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    types:
    poise
    be motionless, in suspension
    type of:
    fly, wing
    travel through the air; be airborne
  2. verb
    be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity
    synonyms: levitate
    levitate
    cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity
  3. verb
    hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing
    synonyms: brood, bulk large, loom
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    types:
    dominate, eclipse, overshadow
    be greater in significance than
    type of:
    hang
    be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive
  4. verb
    linger or remain near a place
    synonyms: linger
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    type of:
    hesitate, waffle, waver
    pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
  5. verb
    be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
    synonyms: oscillate, vacillate, vibrate
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    types:
    shillyshally
    be uncertain and vague
    type of:
    hesitate, waffle, waver
    pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
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