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Synonyms for hover
ˈhʌv ər, ˈhɒv-hov·er

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Princeton's WordNet2.8 / 4 votes

  1. hover, vibrate, vacillate, oscillateverb

    be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action

    "He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement"

    Synonyms:
    waver, loom, levitate, fluctuate, bulk large, linger, resonate, brood, thrill, vibrate, tickle, oscillate, vacillate

  2. hover, lingerverb

    move to and fro

    "The shy student lingered in the corner"

    Synonyms:
    loaf, mess about, mill around, levitate, loiter, lallygag, linger, footle, bulk large, dawdle, oscillate, hang around, lollygag, mill about, tarry, vacillate, loom, vibrate, brood, lounge, lurk

  3. hoververb

    hang in the air; fly or be suspended above

    Synonyms:
    loom, levitate, bulk large, linger, brood, vibrate, oscillate, vacillate

  4. levitate, hoververb

    be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity

    "The guru claimed that he could levitate"

    Synonyms:
    loom, levitate, bulk large, linger, brood, vibrate, oscillate, vacillate

  5. brood, hover, loom, bulk largeverb

    hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing

    "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"

    Synonyms:
    levitate, stew, predominate, loom, linger, bulk large, oscillate, sulk, dwell, pout, hatch, cover, hulk, vacillate, grizzle, incubate, vibrate, tower, brood

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. hoververb

    Synonyms:
    flutter

  2. hoververb

    Synonyms:
    hang about, hang over

PPDB, the paraphrase database1.0 / 1 vote

  1. List of paraphrases for "hover":

    hovers, flying, fly, stationary

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How to use hover in a sentence?

  1. Arx Pax CEO Greg Henderson:

    Forklifts require a lot of space, to have the ability [with hover engines] to turn on a dime could really solve the problem of ‘the last inch of logistics’.

  2. William Schaffner:

    Measles is the most highly infectious virus that we know of and can be transmitted fairly readily to susceptible individuals, the measles virus can hover in the air and be infectious for hours afterward.

  3. The IEA:

    With Riyadh showing little inclination to abandon its policy to defend volume rather than price and Iraq striving to at least sustain its record rates, overall OPEC supply looks set to hover around 31.5 million bpd during the coming months.

  4. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    Of all the thoughts that hover in your mind, the one you deliberately choose and act upon - changes your LIFE!

  5. Wyatt Harman:

    They can sit there and hover, they can descend very fast. They can take off very fast.


Translations for hover

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  • يحومArabic
  • vznášet seCzech
  • hoverDanish
  • verweilen, schweben, platzieren, zögernGerman
  • φτερουγίGreek
  • ŝvebiEsperanto
  • hesitar, flotar, revolotear, dudar, vacilar, levitar, colocar el cursor sobre un enlaceSpanish
  • شناورPersian
  • epäröidä, kursori, kohdistaa, norkoilla, häilyä, olla kahden vaiheilla, leijailla, leijuaFinnish
  • faire du sur-place, placer le curseur au-dessus d'un hyperlien, hésiter, planer, flotterFrench
  • flotar, dubidarGalician
  • मंडरानाHindi
  • lebegHungarian
  • melayang-layangIndonesian
  • flugetarIdo
  • passare il cursore sopra, attardarsi, essere sospeso, volteggiare, essere indeciso, esitare, essere in bilico, ronzare intorno, indugiare, pencolare, aggirarsi, gironzolare, librarsiItalian
  • לְרַחֵףHebrew
  • ホバーJapanese
  • 호버Korean
  • hoverLatin
  • topakiMāori
  • zwevenDutch
  • oversveve, hoverNorwegian
  • wahać sięPolish
  • flutuar, voltear, pairar, hesitarPortuguese
  • pluti, oscila, plasa cursorul peste link, planareRomanian
  • слоняться, реять, порхать, парить, зависать, вертеться, колебаться, болтаться, витать, мешкать, нависатьRussian
  • лебдети, lebdetiSerbo-Croatian
  • svävaSwedish
  • மிதவைTamil
  • โฉบThai
  • duraksamakTurkish
  • зависатиUkrainian
  • ہورUrdu
  • bay lượnVietnamese
  • כאַווערYiddish
  • 徘徊Chinese

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