Dictionary Results for hedge


1. hedge - noun

· a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes

Synonym(s): hedgerow

Hypernym(s): fence, fencing




2. hedge - noun

· any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change

Synonym(s): hedging

Hypernym(s): security, protection




3. hedge - noun

· an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging"

Synonym(s): hedging

Hypernym(s): evasion, equivocation




4. hedge - verb

· 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(s): fudge, evade, put_off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep

Hypernym(s): avoid




5. hedge - verb

· hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge; "The animals were hedged in"

Hypernym(s): hem_in




6. hedge - verb

· enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges; "hedge the property"

Synonym(s): hedge_in

Hypernym(s): enclose, close_in, inclose, shut_in




7. hedge - verb

· minimize loss or risk; "diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"; "hedge your bets"

Hypernym(s): minimize, minimise





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