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Meaning & Definition of Hedge in English

English

Hedge

/hɛʤ/

noun

1. A fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes

    synonym:
  • hedge
  • ,
  • hedgerow

2. Any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk

  • For example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
    synonym:
  • hedge
  • ,
  • hedging

3. An intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement

  • "When you say `maybe' you are just hedging"
    synonym:
  • hedge
  • ,
  • hedging

verb

1. Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

  • "He dodged the issue"
  • "She skirted the problem"
  • "They tend to evade their responsibilities"
  • "He evaded the questions skillfully"
    synonym:
  • hedge
  • ,
  • fudge
  • ,
  • evade
  • ,
  • put off
  • ,
  • circumvent
  • ,
  • parry
  • ,
  • elude
  • ,
  • skirt
  • ,
  • dodge
  • ,
  • duck
  • ,
  • sidestep

2. Hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge

  • "The animals were hedged in"
    synonym:
  • hedge

3. Enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges

  • "Hedge the property"
    synonym:
  • hedge
  • ,
  • hedge in

4. Minimize loss or risk

  • "Diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"
  • "Hedge your bets"
    synonym:
  • hedge