Hove vs Hote - What's the difference?

hove | hote |

As verbs the difference between hove and hote

is that 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) while hote is (obsolete) to command; to enjoin.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) . More at (l).

Alternative forms

* (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.
  • *:
  • 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
  • To move (on) or (by).
  • To remain; delay.
  • To remain stationary (usually on horseback).
  • Etymology 2

    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.

    Etymology 3

    Inflected forms.


  • (nautical) (heave)
  • (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.




  • (obsolete) To command; to enjoin.
  • (obsolete) To promise.
  • (obsolete) To be called, be named.