Definición de hover en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /ˈhəvər/


[no object]
1Remain in one place in the air: army helicopters hovered overhead
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  • Overhead, a helicopter hovers at such a low height that it only just clears the occasional overpass bridges that appear.
  • Sumner compared it to the difference between a helicopter passing overhead or hovering.
  • Overhead 10 helicopters hovered, cameramen and photographers ready to shoot the action.
be suspended, be poised, hang, levitate, float;
1.1Remain poised uncertainly in one place or between two states: her hand hovered over the console his expression hovered between cynicism and puzzlement
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  • Leanne's hand hovered over a large, blue button on her console, preparing to press it.
  • The ice storm hovered over the Ontario and Quebec area until Jan. 14.
  • Thick, low clouds hovered over Jay's house like fists ready to strike.
1.2(Of a person) wait or linger close at hand in a tentative or uncertain manner: she hovered anxiously in the background
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  • So he hovered close and waited, and in the middle of the third week, his vigilance paid off.
  • As I stammered my way to buying a bag of apples, and my classmates donned other wacky guises, Ralph hovered close by to cast a critical eye and ear over our performances.
  • We hover close enough that I can see the matted clumps in the bear's shaggy, pale brown coat.
linger, loiter, wait (around)
informal hang around/about, stick around
1.3Remain at or near a particular level: inflation will hover around the 4 percent mark
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  • With fuel prices hovering near record high levels, can any carrier turn a profit?
  • The CDC reported deaths as a whole from influenza hovering near epidemic levels.
  • Gas prices continue to hover near record levels, but if you think you're paying too much at the pump that may be the least of your worries.
1.4 Computing Use a mouse or other device to position the cursor over a particular area of a computer screen so as to cause a program to respond (typically by displaying additional information or options), without clicking a button on the device: if you hover over the video, it will play a preview with sound [with object]: you can hover your cursor over any button to see an explanation


[in singular]
An act of remaining in the air in one place.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Parental activity near the nest varied in that the frequency of parental passes and hovers within 1 m of the nest opening increased in the period before fledging.
  • "That is quite unusual," he said, "for an aircraft sitting in a hover."
  • When I first began flying helicopters I was sometimes overwhelmed with the amount of workload needed to maintain control of a helicopter during a hover.



Oraciones de ejemplo
  • But more than that - it's given the hoverers, the aboriginal people and their children, somewhere to go.
  • Some experts are saying that parents have gone too far and are becoming hoverers, lambasting their kids' behaviors at daycare (as seen on a webcam) or on a test score (posted online).
  • I was definitely a hoverer.


Late Middle English: from archaic hove 'hover, linger', of unknown origin.

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División en sílabas: hov·er

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