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verb [no object]
remain in one place in the air:army helicopters hovered overhead remain poised uncertainly in one place or between two states:her hand hovered over the console his expression hovered between cynicism and puzzlement (of a person) wait or linger close at hand in a tentative or uncertain manner:she hovered anxiously in the background remain at or near a particular level:inflation will hover around the 4 percent mark
noun [in singular]
an act of remaining in the air in one place.