Hoover vs. Hover

Hoover vs. Hover — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Hoover and Hover

Hooververb

To clean (a surface or material) with a vacuum cleaner

hoovered the rug.

Hoververb

To remain floating, suspended, or fluttering in the air

gulls hovering over the waves.

Hooververb

To remove with a vacuum cleaner. Often used with up

hoovered up the spilled cereal.

Hoververb

To remain or linger in or near a place

hovering around the speaker's podium.

Hooververb

(Slang) To consume entirely; devour. Often used with up or down.

Hoververb

To remain in an uncertain state; waver

hovered between anger and remorse.

Hooververb

(Informal) To use a vacuum cleaner

needs to hoover before the guests arrive.

Hoververb

(Computers) To position a pointer over an object or area of the screen, causing a pop-up box to appear or other change to occur

Hover over the image to display the filename.

Hoovernoun

A vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand.

Hoververb

To cause to hover

The pilot hovered the helicopter a few feet above the icy river.

Hooververb

To clean (a room, etc.) with a vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand.

I need to hoover this room.

Hoververb

(Computers) To position (a pointer) over an object or area of the screen

hovered the cursor over the link.

Hooververb

To use a vacuum cleaner, irrespective of brand.

My husband is upstairs, hoovering.

Hovernoun

The act or state of hovering

a helicopter in hover.

Hooververb

(transitive) To suck in or inhale, as if by a vacuum cleaner.

Hoververb

(intransitive) To float in the air.

The hummingbird hovered by the plant.

Hoovernoun

United States industrialist who manufactured vacuum cleaners (1849-1932)

Hoververb

(intransitive) To linger in one place.

The strange man hovered outside the gents.

Hoovernoun

United States lawyer who was director of the FBI for 48 years (1895-1972)

Hoververb

(intransitive) To waver, or be uncertain.

Filling in the voting form, I hovered between Labour and Liberal Democrat.

Hoovernoun

31st President of the United States; in 1929 the stock market crashed and the economy collapsed and Hoover was defeated for re-election by Franklin Roosevelt (1874-1964)

Hoververb

To place the cursor over a hyperlink or icon without clicking.

A tooltip appears when you hover over this link.

Hoovernoun

a kind of vacuum cleaner

Hovernoun

The act of hovering

Hooververb

clean with a vacuum cleaner;

vacuum the carpets

Hovernoun

A cover; a shelter; a protection.

Hoververb

be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action;

He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement

Hoververb

move to and fro;

The shy student lingered in the corner

Hoververb

hang in the air; fly or be suspended above

Hoververb

be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity;

The guru claimed that he could levitate

Hoververb

hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing;

The terrible vision brooded over her all day long