1. To float in the air. A hummingbird hovers by the plant.
2. To linger in one place. The strange man hovered outside the school.
3. To waver, or to be uncertain. He hovered as to whether to tell the truth or not.
4. (computers) To place the cursor over a hyperlink or icon without clicking. He hovered over the icon trying to decide whether to click on it.

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Shown is a helicopter hovering at an airport