Hov·er, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hovered p. pr. & vb. n. Hovering.]
1. To hang fluttering in the air, or on the wing; to remain in flight or floating about or over a place or object; to be suspended in the air above something.
Great flights of birds are hovering about the bridge, and settling on it. --Addison.
A hovering mist came swimming o'er his sight. --Dryden.
2. To hang about; to move to and fro near a place, threateningly, watchfully, or irresolutely.
Agricola having sent his navy to hover on the coast. --Milton.
Hovering o'er the paper with her quill. --Shak.