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hedge

 (hĕj)
n.
1. A row of closely planted shrubs or low-growing trees forming a fence or boundary.
2. A line of people or objects forming a barrier: a hedge of spectators along the sidewalk.
3.
a. A means of protection or defense, especially against financial loss: a hedge against inflation.
b. A securities transaction that reduces the risk on an existing investment position.
4. An intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement.
5. A word or phrase, such as possibly or I think, that mitigates or weakens the certainty of a statement.
v. hedged, hedg·ing, hedg·es
v.tr.
1. To enclose or bound with or as if with hedges.
2. To hem in, hinder, or restrict with or as if with a hedge.
3. To minimize or protect against the loss of by counterbalancing one transaction, such as a bet, against another.
v.intr.
1. To plant or cultivate hedges.
2. To take compensatory measures so as to counterbalance possible loss.
3. To avoid making a clear, direct response or statement.

[Middle English, from Old English hecg.]

hedg′er n.
hedg′y adj.

hedge

(hɛdʒ)
n
1. (Botany) a row of shrubs, bushes, or trees forming a boundary to a field, garden, etc
2. a barrier or protection against something
3. (Banking & Finance) 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
6. (tr) to enclose or separate with or as if with a hedge
7. (Agriculture) (intr) to make or maintain a hedge, as by cutting and laying
8. (tr; often foll by in, about, or around) to hinder, obstruct, or restrict
9. (intr) to evade decision or action, esp by making noncommittal statements
10. (Gambling, except Cards) (tr) to guard against the risk of loss in (a bet, the paying out of a win, etc), esp by laying bets with other bookmakers
11. (Banking & Finance) (intr) to protect against financial loss through future price fluctuations, as by investing in futures
[Old English hecg; related to Old High German heckia, Middle Dutch hegge; see haw1]
ˈhedger n
ˈhedging n
ˈhedgy adj

hedge

(hɛdʒ)

n., v. hedged, hedg•ing. n.
1. a row of bushes or small trees planted close together, esp. when forming a fence or boundary; hedgerow.
2. any barrier or boundary.
3. an act or means of hedging: to buy gold as a hedge against inflation.
4. a qualifying or noncommittal statement.
v.t.
5. to enclose with or separate by a hedge.
6. to surround and confine or obstruct as if with a hedge: I felt hedged in by the rules.
7. to mitigate a possible loss by counterbalancing (one's bets, investments, etc.).
8. to evade or qualify so as to avoid commitment or allow for contingencies: to hedge a question.
v.i.
9. to avoid commitment, esp. by qualifying or evasive statements.
10. to prevent complete loss of a bet by betting an additional amount against the original bet.
11. to enter transactions intended to protect against financial loss through a compensatory price movement.
[before 900; Middle English, Old English hegge, c. Middle Dutch hegghe, Old High German hegga, hecka hedge, Old Norse heggr bird cherry]
hedg′er, n.
hedg′y, adj. hedg•i•er, hedg•i•est.

hedge


Past participle: hedged
Gerund: hedging

Imperative
hedge
hedge
Present
I hedge
you hedge
he/she/it hedges
we hedge
you hedge
they hedge
Preterite
I hedged
you hedged
he/she/it hedged
we hedged
you hedged
they hedged
Present Continuous
I am hedging
you are hedging
he/she/it is hedging
we are hedging
you are hedging
they are hedging
Present Perfect
I have hedged
you have hedged
he/she/it has hedged
we have hedged
you have hedged
they have hedged
Past Continuous
I was hedging
you were hedging
he/she/it was hedging
we were hedging
you were hedging
they were hedging
Past Perfect
I had hedged
you had hedged
he/she/it had hedged
we had hedged
you had hedged
they had hedged
Future
I will hedge
you will hedge
he/she/it will hedge
we will hedge
you will hedge
they will hedge
Future Perfect
I will have hedged
you will have hedged
he/she/it will have hedged
we will have hedged
you will have hedged
they will have hedged
Future Continuous
I will be hedging
you will be hedging
he/she/it will be hedging
we will be hedging
you will be hedging
they will be hedging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hedging
you have been hedging
he/she/it has been hedging
we have been hedging
you have been hedging
they have been hedging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hedging
you will have been hedging
he/she/it will have been hedging
we will have been hedging
you will have been hedging
they will have been hedging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hedging
you had been hedging
he/she/it had been hedging
we had been hedging
you had been hedging
they had been hedging
Conditional
I would hedge
you would hedge
he/she/it would hedge
we would hedge
you would hedge
they would hedge
Past Conditional
I would have hedged
you would have hedged
he/she/it would have hedged
we would have hedged
you would have hedged
they would have hedged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hedge - a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or busheshedge - a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
fence, fencing - a barrier that serves to enclose an area
privet hedge - hedge of privet plants
shelterbelt, windbreak - hedge or fence of trees designed to lessen the force of the wind and reduce erosion
2.hedge - any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
security, protection - defense against financial failure; financial independence; "his pension gave him security in his old age"; "insurance provided protection against loss of wages due to illness"
3.hedge - an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging"
equivocation, evasion - a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
Verb1.hedge - 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"
beg - dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted; "beg the question"; "beg the point in the discussion"
quibble - evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
avoid - stay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her"
2.hedge - hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge; "The animals were hedged in"
hem in - surround in a restrictive manner; "The building was hemmed in by flowers"
hedge in, hedge - enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges; "hedge the property"
3.hedge - enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges; "hedge the property"
inclose, shut in, close in, enclose - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"
hedge - hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge; "The animals were hedged in"
4.hedge - minimize loss or risk; "diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"; "hedge your bets"
minimize, minimise - make small or insignificant; "Let's minimize the risk"

hedge

noun
1. guard, cover, protection, compensation, shield, safeguard, counterbalance, insurance cover Gold is traditionally a hedge against inflation.
verb
1. prevaricate, evade, sidestep, duck, dodge, flannel (Brit. informal), waffle (informal, chiefly Brit.), quibble, beg the question, pussyfoot (informal), equivocate, temporize, be noncommittal When asked about his involvement, he hedged.
2. enclose, edge, border, surround, fence sweeping lawns hedged with floribundas
hedge against something protect against, insure against, guard against, safeguard against, shield against, cover against, fortify against You can hedge against redundancy or illness with insurance.
hedge someone in hamper, restrict, handicap, hamstring, hinder, hem in He was hedged in by his own shyness.
hedge something in surround, enclose, encompass, encircle, ring, fence in, girdle, hem in a steep and rocky footpath hedged in by the shadowy green forest
hedge something or someone about or around restrict, confine, hinder, hem in, hem around, hem about The offer was hedged around by conditions.

hedge

noun
The use or an instance of equivocal language:
Informal: waffle.
verb
1. To shut in on all sides:
2. To surround and advance upon:
3. To use evasive or deliberately vague language:
Informal: pussyfoot, waffle.
4. To avoid fulfilling or answering completely:
Translations
سِياج من شُجيْراتسِيَّاجٌ مِنَ الشُجَيراتِيَتَمَلَّص من الجوابيُسَيِّج، يُحَوِّط
živý plotohraditvytáčet se
hækomgærdetøveundvige
setocercar (con un seto)contestar con evasivas
pensasaita
živica
nem vall színtsövénnyel bekerítsövény
girîa meî limgerîikoma sér hjá aî svaralimgerîi
垣根
생울타리
apsodinti gyvatvoreežysgyvatvorėišsisukinėti
dzīvžogsizvairītiesnožogot ar dzīvžogu
živa meja
häck
แนวพุ่มไม้
çalı çitçitçit ile kuşatmakkaçamaklı cevap vermekkıvırtmak
hàng rào

hedge

[hedʒ]
A. N
1. (Hort, Agr) → seto m (vivo)
2. (fig) → protección f (Fin) → cobertura f
as a hedge against inflationcomo protección contra la inflación
B. VT
1. (Agr) → cercar con un seto
2. (fig) to be hedged withestar erizado de
to hedge one's betshacer apuestas compensatorias
C. VI
1. (= be evasive) → contestar con evasivas
stop hedging!¡dilo sin sofismas!
2. (Fin) to hedge against inflationcubrirse contra la inflación
D. CPD hedge clippers NPLtijeras fpl de podar
hedge sparrow Nacentor m (común)
hedge about VT + ADV to be hedged about withestar erizado de
hedge around VT + ADV = hedge about
hedge off VT + ADVseparar con un seto

hedge

[ˈhɛdʒ]
n
[garden] → haie f
a privet hedge → une haie de troènes
(FINANCE)protection f
a hedge against inflation → une protection contre l'inflation
vi (= be evasive) → se dérober
vt
to hedge one's bets (= play safe) → se couvrir; (financially)répartir les risques
hedge in
vtentourer d'une haiehedge fund nfonds m spéculatif hedge fund managerhedge fund manager ngestionnaire mf de fonds spéculatif

hedge

nHecke f; (fig: = protection) → Schutz m; to be a hedge against somethingein Schutz(wall) mgegen etw sein
viausweichen, kneifen (inf)(at bei); to hedge on a questioneiner Frage ausweichen; to hedge on a promisenichts versprechen wollen; the president continues to hedge on whether to …der Präsident lässt es weiterhin offen, ob …; stop hedging and say what you thinkweich nicht immer aus, sag, was du denkst!; to hedge against somethingsich vor etw (dat)schützen
vt
investmentabsichern; to hedge one’s bets (lit, fig)sich absichern, auf Nummer sicher gehen (inf)
field, garden(mit einer Hecke) umgeben

hedge

:
hedgehop
vitief fliegen
hedgerow
nHecke f, → Knick m (N Ger)
hedge sparrow
hedge trimmer
nElektroheckenschere f

hedge

[hɛdʒ]
1. nsiepe f (fig) → difesa
as a hedge against inflation → per cautelarsi contro l'inflazione
2. vt (Agr) → recintare con una siepe
to be hedged about or around or in with (restricted) → essere limitato/a da, essere vincolato/a da
to hedge one's bets (fig) → cercare di non compromettersi
3. vitergiversare, essere elusivo/a

hedge

(hedʒ) noun
a line of bushes etc planted so closely together that their branches form a solid mass, grown round the edges of gardens, fields etc.
verb
1. to avoid giving a clear answer to a question.
2. (with in or off) to enclose (an area of land) with a hedge.
ˈhedgehog noun
a small brown prickly-backed animal.
ˈhedgerow (-rou) noun
a row of bushes forming a hedge, especially in the country.

hedge

سِيَّاجٌ مِنَ الشُجَيراتِ živý plot hæk Hecke θαμνοφράκτης seto pensasaita haie živica siepe 垣根 생울타리 heg hekk żywopłot cerca viva, sebe живая изгородь häck แนวพุ่มไม้ çit hàng rào 树篱
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But there must be no alleys with hedges, at either end of this great enclosure; not at the hither end, for letting your prospect upon this fair hedge from the green; nor at the further end, for letting your prospect from the hedge, through the arches upon the heath.
Then they examined the prizes, gathered up their things, and went off to the brook, where Martin swallowed huge draughts of water to get rid of the taste; and they visited the sedge-bird's nest, and from thence struck across the country in high glee, beating the hedges and brakes as they went along; and Arthur at last, to his intense delight, was allowed to climb a small hedgerow oak for a magpie's nest with Tom, who kept all round him like a mother, and showed him where to hold and how to throw his weight; and though he was in a great fright, didn't show it, and was applauded by all for his lissomness.
Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves, and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn, that season of peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the mind of taste and tenderness, that season which had drawn from every poet, worthy of being read, some attempt at description, or some lines of feeling.
Behind him the hills are open, the sun blazes down upon fields so large as to give an unenclosed character to the landscape, the lanes are white, the hedges low and plashed, the atmosphere colourless.
The further he rode, the happier he became, and plans for the land rose to his mind each better than the last; to plant all his fields with hedges along the southern borders, so that the snow should not lie under them; to divide them up into six fields of arable and three of pasture and hay; to build a cattle yard at the further end of the estate, and to dig a pond and to construct movable pens for the cattle as a means of manuring the land.
Over the hedge on one side we looked into a plowed field, and on the other we looked over a gate at our master's house, which stood by the roadside; at the top of the meadow was a grove of fir trees, and at the bottom a running brook overhung by a steep bank.
Behind the wall is a hedge; behind the hedge are seen the tops of trees in rather straggling order.
Of a sudden we heard voices behind the tree--the fine full tones of the unembarrassed English, speaking to their equals--that tore through the hedge like sleet through rafters.
A high wall, at the angle of which was the pavilion, ran along one side of this lane, and on the other was a little garden connected with a poor cottage which was protected by a hedge from passers-by.
However, I was so enamoured of this place, that I spent much of my time there for the whole of the remaining part of the month of July; and though upon second thoughts, I resolved not to remove, yet I built me a little kind of a bower, and surrounded it at a distance with a strong fence, being a double hedge, as high as I could reach, well staked and filled between with brushwood; and here I lay very secure, sometimes two or three nights together; always going over it with a ladder; so that I fancied now I had my country house and my sea- coast house; and this work took me up to the beginning of August.
The Ass replied that passing through a hedge he had trod with his foot upon a sharp thorn.
At the far end of the meadow was the towering lilac hedge, skirting the lane that led to Judge Pillier's house, and the scent of its heavy blossoms met them like a soft and tender embrace of welcome.