hove

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English hoven ‎(to linger, wait, hover, move aside, entertain, cherish, foster), from Old English *hofian ‎(to receive into one's house), from Proto-Germanic *hufōną ‎(to house, lodge), from Proto-Germanic *hufą ‎(hill, height, farm, dwelling), from Proto-Indo-European *keup- ‎(to arch, bend, buckle). Cognate with Old Frisian hovia ‎(to receive into one's home, entertain), Old Dutch hoven ‎(to receive into one's home, entertain). Related to Old English hof ‎(court, house, dwelling). More at hovel.

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hove ‎(third-person singular simple present hoves, present participle hoving, simple past and past participle hoved)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To remain suspended in air, water etc.; to float, to hover.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.7:
      As shee arrived on the roring shore, / In minde to leape into the mighty maine, / A little bote lay hoving her before [].
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To wait, linger.
    • 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book XVIII, chapter x:
      Alle these xv knyghtes were knyghtes of the table round / Soo these with moo other came in to gyders / and bete on bak the kynge of Northumberland and the kynge of Northwalys / whan sir launcelot sawe this as he houed in a lytil leued woode / thenne he sayd vnto syre lauayn / see yonder is a company of good knyghtes
  3. (obsolete, intransitive) To move on or by.
  4. (intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To remain; delay.
  5. (intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To remain stationary (usually on horseback).

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English hoven, alteration (due to hove, hoven, past tense and past participle of heven ‎(to heave)). More at heave.

Verb[edit]

hove ‎(third-person singular simple present hoves, present participle hoving, simple past and past participle hoved)

  1. (transitive, now chiefly dialectal) To raise; lift; hold up.
  2. (intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To rise.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, I.ii:
      Astond he stood, and vp his haire did houe, / And with that suddein horror could no member moue.

Etymology 3[edit]

Inflected forms.

Verb[edit]

hove

  1. (nautical) simple past tense and past participle of heave
  2. (obsolete or dialectal) simple past tense and past participle of heave
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