Found 3 items, similar to hedge.
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n 1: a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
2: any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial
risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset
each other if prices change [syn: hedging
3: an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when
you say `maybe' you are just hedging" [syn: hedging
v 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
; “he evaded the questions skillfully”
, put off
2: hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge; “The animals
were hedged in”
3: enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges;
“hedge the property”
[syn: hedge in
4: minimize loss or risk; “diversify your financial portfolio
to hedge price risks”
; “hedge your bets”
English → English
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hedged
; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. 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.
2. To obstruct, as a road, with a barrier; to hinder from
progress or success; -- sometimes with up and out.
I will hedge up thy way with thorns. --Hos. ii. 6.
Lollius Urbius . . . drew another wall . . . to
hedge out incursions from the north. --Milton.
3. To surround for defense; to guard; to protect; to hem
(in). “England, hedged in with the main.”
4. To surround so as to prevent escape.
That is a law to hedge in the cuckoo. --Locke.
5. To protect oneself against excessive loss in an activity
by taking a countervailing action; as, to hedge an
investment denominated in a foreign currency by buying or
selling futures in that currency; to hedge a donation to
one political party by also donating to the opposed
To hedge a bet
, to bet upon both sides; that is, after
having bet on one side, to bet also on the other, thus
guarding against loss. See hedge.
, n. [OE. hegge, AS. hecg; akin to haga an
inclosure, E. haw, AS. hege hedge, E. haybote, D. hegge, OHG.
hegga, G. hecke. [root]12. See Haw
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.
The roughest berry on the rudest hedge. --Shak.
Through the verdant maze
Of sweetbrier hedges I pursue my walk. --Thomson.
Note: Hedge, when used adjectively or in composition, often
means rustic, outlandish, illiterate, poor, or mean;
as, hedge priest; hedgeborn, etc.
, Hedge bindweed
(Bot.), a climbing plant
related to the morning-glory (Convolvulus sepium
, a long-handled billhook.
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Alliaria
, under Garlic
(Bot.), a bitter herb of the genus Gratiola
the leaves of which are emetic and purgative.
, a secret or clandestine marriage,
especially one performed by a hedge priest. [Eng.]
(Bot.), a plant of the genus Sisymbrium
belonging to the Mustard family.
(Bot.), an herb, or under shrub, of the genus
, belonging to the Mint family. It has a
nettlelike appearance, though quite harmless.
(a) The note of a hedge bird.
(b) Low, contemptible writing. [Obs.] --Dryden.
, a poor, illiterate priest. --Shak.
, an open-air school in the shelter of a hedge,
in Ireland; a school for rustics.
(Zo["o]l.), a European warbler (Accentor modularis
) which frequents hedges. Its color is reddish
brown, and ash; the wing coverts are tipped with white.
Called also chanter
, hedge warbler
, an insignificant writer, or a writer of low,
scurrilous stuff. [Obs.] --Swift.
To breast up a hedge
. See under Breast
To hang in the hedge
, to be at a standstill. “While the
business of money hangs in the hedge.”
, v. i.
1. 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.
I myself sometimes, leaving the fear of God on the
left hand and hiding mine honor in my necessity, am
fain to shuffle, to hedge and to lurch. --Shak.
2. (Betting) To reduce the risk of a wager by making a bet
against the side or chance one has bet on.
3. To use reservations and qualifications in one's speech so
as to avoid committing one's self to anything definite.
The Heroic Stanzas read much more like an elaborate
attempt to hedge between the parties than . . . to
gain favor from the Roundheads. --Saintsbury.