hov·er / ˈhəvər/ • v. [intr.] remain in one place in the air: army helicopters hovered overhead. ∎ remain poised in one place, typically with slight but undirected movement: her hand hovered over the console. ∎ (of a person) wait or linger close at hand in a tentative or uncertain manner: she hovered anxiously in the background. ∎ remain at or near a particular level: inflation will hover around the 4 percent mark. ∎ remain in a state that is between two specified states or kinds of things: his expression hovered between cynicism and puzzlement. • n. [in sing.] an act of remaining in the air in one place. DERIVATIVES: hov·er·er n.
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