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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
hedge /hɛdʒ/USA pronunciation n., v., hedged, hedg•ing.

n. [countable]
  • Botanya row of bushes or small trees forming a fence or boundary.
  • an act or means of protecting oneself against unexpected occurrences:bought gold as a hedge against inflation.
  • a statement that does not commit the speaker too deeply or does not answer a question directly.

  • v. 
  • [+ object] to enclose with or separate by a hedge:They hedged their garden.
  • [+ object] to confine or restrict as if with a hedge:felt hedged in by all the rules.
  • [+ object] to protect or lessen the bad effects of a possible loss by favoring or supporting more than one side:hedged his investments by buying many different stocks.
  • [no object] to refuse to answer a question directly.
  • hedg•er, n. [countable]


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    hedge /hɛdʒ/ n
    1. a row of shrubs, bushes, or trees forming a boundary to a field, garden, etc
    2. a barrier or protection against something
    3. the act or a method of reducing the risk of financial loss on an investment, bet, etc
    4. a cautious or evasive statement
    5. (modifier; often in combination) low, inferior, or illiterate: a hedge lawyer
    vb
    1. (transitive) to enclose or separate with or as if with a hedge
    2. (intransitive) to make or maintain a hedge, as by cutting and laying
    3. (tr; often followed by in, about, or around) to hinder, obstruct, or restrict
    4. (intransitive) to evade decision or action, esp by making noncommittal statements
    5. (transitive) to guard against the risk of loss in (a bet, the paying out of a win, etc), esp by laying bets with other bookmakers
    6. (intransitive) to protect against financial loss through future price fluctuations, as by investing in futures
    Etymology: Old English hecg; related to Old High German heckia, Middle Dutch hegge; see haw1

    ˈhedger n ˈhedging n ˈhedgy adj




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