What does the word hover mean?

Usage examples for hover

  1. Why hire a lodging in a house unknown For one whose tenderest thoughts all hover round your own? – Cowper by Goldwin Smith
  2. Accordingly it was resolved to turn back eastward until we had arrived in the twilight space separating day and night, and then hover over the planet at that point, allowing it to turn beneath us so that, as we looked down, we should see in succession the entire circuit of the globe of Mars while it rolled under our eyes. – Edison's Conquest of Mars by Garrett Putman Serviss
  3. At most, a few, more irritated than the rest, come at intervals and hover before my face, confronting me at a distance of a couple of inches, and then fly away, after a few moments of this curious inspection. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre