hover hov·er vi

hover hov·er vi
['hɒvə(r)]
(bird) librarsi, (helicopter) volare a punto fisso

a smile hovered on her lips — un sorriso indugiava sulle sue labbra

to hover on the brink of disaster — essere sull'orlo del disastro


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  • hov´er|ing|ly — hov|er «HUHV uhr, HOV », verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to stay in or near one place in the air; hang fluttering or suspended in air: »The helicopter hovered over the spot where the lost men had been seen. 2. to stay in or near one place; wait nearby: »The …   Useful english dictionary

  • hov´er|er — hov|er «HUHV uhr, HOV », verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to stay in or near one place in the air; hang fluttering or suspended in air: »The helicopter hovered over the spot where the lost men had been seen. 2. to stay in or near one place; wait nearby: »The …   Useful english dictionary

  • hov|er — «HUHV uhr, HOV », verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to stay in or near one place in the air; hang fluttering or suspended in air: »The helicopter hovered over the spot where the lost men had been seen. 2. to stay in or near one place; wait nearby: »The dogs… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hover — Hov er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Hovered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hovering}.] [OE. hoveren, and hoven, prob. orig., to abide, linger, and fr. AS. hof house; cf. OFries. hovia to receive into one s house. See {Hovel}.] 1. To hang fluttering in the air, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hover — Hov er, n. [Etymol. doubtful.] A cover; a shelter; a protection. [Archaic] Carew. C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hover — hov•er [[t]ˈhʌv ər, ˈhɒv [/t]] v. ered, er•ing, n. v.i. 1) to hang fluttering or suspended in the air: a kite hovering over the yard[/ex] 2) to keep lingering about; wait near at hand 3) to remain in an uncertain or irresolute state; waver: to… …   From formal English to slang

  • hover — hov|er [ havər ] verb intransitive * 1. ) if a bird, insect, or aircraft hovers, it keeps itself in the same position in the air: An army helicopter hovered overhead. 2. ) to stay somewhere because you are waiting to do something or because you… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hover — hov|er [ˈhɔvə US ˈhʌvər, ˈha: ] v [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: hove [i] to float in the air or on water (13 17 centuries)] 1.) if a bird, insect, or ↑helicopter hovers, it stays in one place in the air hover over/above ▪ flies hovering above the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Hover-hawk — Hov er hawk , n. (Zo[ o]l.) The kestrel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hover-bed — hovˈer bed noun A bed that supports a patient on a cushion of warm air • • • Main Entry: ↑hover …   Useful english dictionary

  • hover — hov·er …   English syllables

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