Hove vs Hode - What's the difference?
As a verb hove
is to remain suspended in air, water etc; to float, to hover or hove
can be (transitive|now|chiefly|dialectal) to raise; lift; hold up or hove
can be (nautical) (heave
As a noun hode is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) . More at (l).
* (l), (l), (l) (Scotland)
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.
To wait, linger.
To move (on) or (by).
To remain; delay.
To remain stationary (usually on horseback).
- 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
From (etyl) hoven, alteration (due to hove, hoven, past tense and past participle of ). More at (l).
(transitive, now, chiefly, dialectal) To raise; lift; hold up.
(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.
(obsolete, or, dialectal) (heave)
* 1884 , (Mark Twain), (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), Chapter VIII:
- Pretty soon he gapped and stretched himself and hove off the blanket, and it was Miss Watson's Jim! I bet I was glad to see him.
* (l), (l), (l)
(obsolete) To ordain; consecrate; admit to a religious order.