Hovered vs Hoovered – What’s the difference?

Hovered vs Hoovered - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between hovered and hoovered is that hovered is (hover) while hoovered is (hoover).





  • (hover)

  • hover


    Etymology 1

    (etyl) hoveren (frequentative of hove).


    (en verb)

  • To float in the air.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Travels and travails
    , passage=Even without hovering drones, a lurking assassin, a thumping score and a denouement, the real-life story of Edward Snowden, a rogue spy on the run, could be straight out of the cinema. But, as with Hollywood, the subplots and exotic locations may distract from the real message: America’s discomfort and its foes’ glee.}}

  • To linger in one place.
  • * 1883 , (Robert Louis Stevenson), (Treasure Island)
  • The neighborhood, to our ears, seemed haunted by approaching footsteps; and what between the dead body of the captain on the parlor floor, and the thought of that detestable blind beggar hovering near at hand, and ready to return, there were moments when, as the saying goes, I jumped in my skin for terror.
  • To waver, or be uncertain.
  • (computing) To place the cursor over a hyperlink or icon without clicking.
  • Derived terms

    * hoverboat
    * hoverbike
    * hovercar
    * hoverchair
    * hovercraft

    Etymology 2


    (en noun)

  • A cover; a shelter; a protection.
  • (Carew)
    (Charles Kingsley)

    (Webster 1913)





  • (hoover)

  • Hoover


    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)

  • A vacuum cleaner of the Hoover brand.
  • (shared by several famous people including ).
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