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1. hover

verb. ['ˈhʌvɝ'] hang in the air; fly or be suspended above.

Synonyms

  • fly
  • wing

Antonyms

  • set
  • sit down
  • lie down

Etymology

  • hoveren (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Hover

  • rediscover
  • undercover
  • discover
  • uncover
  • recover
  • plover
  • glover
  • lover
  • gover
  • cover

How do you pronounce hover?

Pronounce hover as ˈhəvər.

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Example sentences of the word hover


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
You can delete an entry by selecting "Delete" when you hover your mouse over a workplace.

2. Predeterminer
In winter, temperatures hover a little above freezing and snow falls only occasionally.

3. Verb, base form
A daytime semi formal dress should hover around the knee or extend to the ankle.

Quotes containing the word hover


1. If you're going to make a science fiction movie, then have a hover craft chase, for God's sake.
- Joss Whedon

2. There's a thin line between genius and bottom-barrel stupidness. I hover delicately on a tightrope between the two, wondering where I'll land if I'll ever fall.
- Suzanne Crowley, The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous

3. The Pompous Psychopomp Its your charge to provide me safe passage to the afterlife,to be a midwife to my dying.Any yet, you hover there, judging me,putting on airs, you supercilious whip-poor-will.You're an embarrassment to nightjars everywhere.Now do your fucking job and take me to hell ~which I guess has already begun,judging by your shitty escort service.
- Beryl Dov

2. hover

verb. ['ˈhʌvɝ'] be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action.

Synonyms

  • vibrate
  • shillyshally
  • oscillate
  • hesitate
  • waver
  • waffle

Antonyms

  • wane
  • decrease
  • lower
  • worsen

Etymology

  • hoveren (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. hover

verb. ['ˈhʌvɝ'] move to and fro.

Synonyms

  • hesitate
  • waver
  • waffle

Antonyms

  • spread
  • go off
  • stop
  • stay

Etymology

  • hoveren (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. hover

verb. ['ˈhʌvɝ'] be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity.

Synonyms

  • go up
  • come up
  • move up
  • rise
  • levitate
  • arise
  • lift

Antonyms

  • go to bed
  • turn in
  • descend
  • recede

Etymology

  • hoveren (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. hover

verb. ['ˈhʌvɝ'] hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing.

Synonyms

  • dominate
  • loom
  • hang
  • overshadow
  • bulk large
  • eclipse

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • devoice
  • arise
  • unfasten

Etymology

  • hoveren (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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