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Hedge meaning

hedge - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
  2. 2. minimize loss or risk; " diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"; " hedge your bets"
  3. 3. enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges; " hedge the property"
  4. 4. hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge; " The animals were hedged in"
  5. 5. A thicket of bushes, usually thorn bushes; especially, such a thicket planted as a fence between any two portions of land; and also any sort of shrubbery, as evergreens, planted in a line or as a fence; particularly, such a thicket planted round a field to fence it, or in rows to separate the parts of a garden.
  6. 6. To inclose or separate with a hedge; to fence with a thickly set line or thicket of shrubs or small trees; as, to hedge a field or garden.
  7. 7. To surround for defense; to guard; to protect; to hem ( in).
  8. 8. To surround so as to prevent escape.
  9. 9. To shelter one's self from danger, risk, duty, responsibility, etc., as if by hiding in or behind a hedge; to skulk; to slink; to shirk obligations.
  10. 10. To reduce the risk of a wager by making a bet against the side or chance one has bet on.
  11. 11. To use reservations and qualifications in one's speech so as to avoid committing one's self to anything definite.
  12. 12. To obstruct, as a road, with a barrier; to hinder from progress or success; - sometimes with up and out.
  13. 13. A fence of growing bushes.
  14. 14. To inclose with a hedge; surround; guard.

hedge - examples of usage

  1. " Now we have to find our way through a hedge," said Mary. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Fifteen shillings a week," she repeated, coming out on the other side of the hedge, and running her fingers through her hair to rid herself of a bramble which had attached itself to her. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. When they had crossed the next hedge she said to him: " Yes, Ralph, it's time you made a break. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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