Hove definitions

hōv
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(intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To remain; delay.
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(intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To remain stationary (usually on horseback).
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(now chiefly dialectal) To raise; lift; hold up.
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(intransitive, now chiefly dialectal) To rise.
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(nautical) Simple past tense and past participle of heave.
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Origin of hove

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.