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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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Rowling, Chamber of Secrets> Waiters hovered about.
The H-60 hovered abeam the cruiser until the small boat began to head aft to pick up the boarding team.
Richard Gurr expertly hovered the familiar green and gold department helicopter over the field, turning it 90 degrees at a time and balancing on one skid, then the other, before putting it down and stepping out to address the 600 spectators, mostly students who thought the helicopter was ``cool.
A graceful, asymmetrical shadow hovered on the outside of the scrim like a design on silk; inside, fixed to the wall, Magnolia Flower proffered a single, arcing branch, one blossom already partially blown, another on the verge of opening.
The BA609 hovered at an altitude of 50 feet, performed left and right peddle turns, both forward and aft flight maneuvers, four take-offs and landings, nacelle position changes and stability testing for 36 minutes before setting down.
The object hovered over the river for about 20 seconds before moving towards south Liverpool and then travelling upwards towards the sky until it went out of sight.
KURRAM AGENCY, 19 March , 2009 (Frontier Star) -- US unmanned drones on Thursday hovered over lower and upper Kurram agency, causing panic among the residents, private TV channel reported.