The current version of the vocabulary builder covers over 2720 words & is useful for students preparing for academic English examinations such as SAT, GRE, GMAT, etc. Now you can also listen to the pronunciation of words. - Refer a Friend.|
hover (verb) stay about a place.
When you hover about a place, you stay about the place nervously or with the uncertainty whether to go or to stay there. When a bird, insect or a helicopter hovers about a place, it stays flying about the place without moving away. Waiting at a place shyly or nervously is hovering.
- The lonely adventurer lying injured on the sands of the desert was frightened to notice vultures hovering above him, waiting to prey on him.
- Henry hovered at the door of the office uncertain whether to stay or leave as he was not clear about what the boss had said to him.