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Meaning of hover

hov•er

Pronunciation: (huv'ur, hov'-), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to hang fluttering or suspended in the air: The helicopter hovered over the building.
  2. to keep lingering about; wait near at hand.
  3. to remain in an uncertain or irresolute state; waver: to hover between life and death.
—n.
  1. the act or state of hovering.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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