A vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand.
To clean (a room, etc.) with a vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand.
“I need to hoover this room.”
To use a vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand.
“My husband is upstairs, hoovering.”
To suck in or inhale, as if by a vacuum cleaner.
To float in the air.
“The hummingbird hovered by the plant.”
To linger in one place.
“The strange man hovered outside the gents.”
To waver, or be uncertain.
“Filling in the voting form, I hovered between Labour and Liberal Democrat.”
To place the cursor over a hyperlink or icon without clicking.
“A tooltip appears when you hover over this link.”
The act of hovering
A cover; a shelter; a protection.
a vacuum cleaner, properly one made by the Hoover company.
a US city in north central Alabama, south of Birmingham; population 71,020 (est. 2008).
clean (something) with a vacuum cleaner
“he was hoovering the stairs”
suck something up with or as if with a vacuum cleaner
“hoover up all the dust”
consume something quickly and eagerly
“he hoovered up three slices of cake”
remain in one place in the air
“Army helicopters hovered overhead”
remain poised uncertainly in one place or between two states
“her hand hovered over the console”
“his expression hovered between cynicism and puzzlement”
linger close at hand, especially in a hesitant or uncertain manner
“she hovered anxiously in the background”
remain at or near a particular level
“inflation will hover around the 4 per cent mark”
use a mouse or other device to position the cursor over a particular area of a computer screen so as to cause a program to respond (typically by displaying additional information or options), without clicking a button on the device
“you can hover your cursor over any button to see an explanation”
“if you hover over the video, it will play a preview with sound”
an act of remaining in the air in one place
“keep the model in a stable hover”