WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
hov•er /ˈhʌvɚ, ˈhɑv-/USA pronunciation v. [no object] to hang fluttering or suspended in the air:a kite hovering over the yard. to remain near someone or something:He kept hovering outside my office. to remain in an uncertain state:to hover between life and death.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

hover /ˈhɒvə/ vb
  1. (intransitive) to remain suspended in one place
  2. (intransitive) (of certain birds, esp hawks) to remain in one place in the air by rapidly beating the wings
  3. (intransitive) to linger uncertainly in a nervous or solicitous way
  4. (intransitive) to be in a state of indecision
  1. the act of hovering
Etymology: 14th Century: hoveren, variant of hoven, of obscure origin

ˈhoverer n

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