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hover

(1) To move the mouse pointer over an object and hold it there. Pronounced "huh-ver." See mouse over.

(2) (Hover!) A video game from Microsoft that came with Windows 95. Hover! has been available for subsequent versions of Windows.

hover

A flight by a helicopter in which no movement relative to the ground takes place. The helicopter may in fact have some velocity to counter the effect of the wind.
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The shadow of the Saxon hero-king still walks there fitfully, reviewing the scenes of his youth and love-time, and is met by the gloomier shadow of the dreadful heathen Dane, who was stabbed in the midst of his warriors by the sword of an invisible avenger, and who rises on autumn evenings like a white mist from his tumulus on the hill, and hovers in the court of the old hall by the river-side, the spot where he was thus miraculously slain in the days before the old hall was built.
Like dragon-flies the hansoms hover With jewelled eyes to catch the lover;"
Antonio says that if I go to the city this fall, he will hover near me on the road to guard the friend of Julia; and that he will eagerly avail himself of my presence to seek her society.
I have hover looked at that story since, so great was the shame and anguish that I suffered from it, and yet I do not think it was badly conceived, or attempted upon lines that were mistaken.
She came right round and seemed to hover over those queer sort of outbuildings there are at Market Burnham.
On the other hand Paul Hover, who had been literally a conquered man, manifested the strongest repugnance to submit to the violent liberties that were taken with his person and property.
So strong, indeed, and so very natural was the inclination, that she would most probably have put it in execution, but for the often repeated though whispered remonstrances of Paul Hover.
The hummingbird, whose attack angle is very aggressive as it hovers to libate over flowers, creates a tornado-like vortex that prevents stalling.
Through a $17 million agreement with DARPA's Tactical Technology Office, Boeing intends to continue developing its technology for an aircraft that takes off and lands vertically, hovers and efficiently flies at speeds up to 400 knots.
Judging by the size and distance of the dome it apparently hovers over, it would likely be not much bigger than a limousine.
Tokyo stocks open lower, Nikkei hovers around 10,000
The hover height of 60 cm (just outside the ground effect for this configuration) allowed testing of the vane control system, proving its as yet limited ability to perform high-precision hovers in gusty wind conditions.