Pronunciation: (huv'ur, hov'-), [key]
1. to hang fluttering or suspended in the air: The helicopter hovered over the building.
2. to keep lingering about; wait near at hand.
3. to remain in an uncertain or irresolute state; waver: to hover between life and death.
the act or state of hovering.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.