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.

Primary Meanings of hover

1.
v
hang in the air; fly or be suspended above
2.
v
linger or remain near a place
Full Definitions of hover
1

v hang in the air; fly or be suspended above

Types:
poise
be motionless, in suspension
Type of:
fly, wing
travel through the air; be airborne

v 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

v hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing

Synonyms:
brood, bulk large, loom
Types:
dominate, eclipse, overshadow
be greater in significance than
Type of:
hang
be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive
2

v linger or remain near a place

Synonyms:
linger
Type of:
hesitate, waffle, waver
pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness

v be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action

Synonyms:
oscillate, vacillate, vibrate
Types:
shillyshally
be uncertain and vague
Type of:
hesitate, waffle, waver
pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness

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