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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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Brent crude oil futures for delivery in September hovered at $111.
It circled and hovered a few times before flying off, and as I said it was flying very low, which I thought was strange because even at aircraft displays they have to gain permission to perform in the airspace.
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.
ACTON - As a sheriff's helicopter hovered over the football field of Vasquez High School, a golden hawk circled nearby, watching.
After several hours of trying various lures without success, he saw "lunker" bass leaping out of the water around him to attack dragonflies that hovered just a few inches above the surface.
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.