HyperDic: hedge

English > 7 senses of the word hedge:
NOUNartifacthedge, hedgerowa fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
possessionhedge, hedgingany technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk
communicationhedge, hedgingan intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement
VERBcommunicationhedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestepavoid / avoid or try to avoid / avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
contacthedgehinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge
contacthedge, hedge inenclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges
changehedgeminimize loss or risk
hedge > pronunciation
Soundshheh'jh
Rhymesallege ... wedge: 11 rhymes with ehjh...
English > hedge: 7 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes.
Synonymhedgerow
Narrowerprivet hedgehedge of privet plants
windbreak, shelterbelthedge or fence of trees designed to lessen the force of the wind and reduce erosion / erosion
Broaderfence, fencingA barrier that serves to enclose an area
Spanishseto, seto vivo
Catalanbardissa, tanca viva
English > hedge: 7 senses > noun 2, possession
MeaningAny technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change.
Synonymhedging
Broadersecurity, protectiondefense against financial failure
Spanishcobertura
Catalancobertura
English > hedge: 7 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningAn intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement.
Synonymhedging
Broaderevasion, equivocationA statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
Spanishelusión, evasión, evasiva
Verbshedgeavoid / avoid or try to avoid / avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)
English > hedge: 7 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningavoid / avoid or try to avoid / avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsfudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep
NarrowerbegDodge, avoid answering, or take for granted
quibbleEvade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections
BroaderavoidStay clear from
Spanisheludir, esquivar, evadir, evitar, rehuir
Catalandefugir, eludir, esquivar, evadir, evitar
Nounshedge, hedgingan intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement
hedgera respondent who avoids giving a clear direct answer
English > hedge: 7 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaninghinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The animals were hedged in"
Broaderhem inSurround in a restrictive manner
Similar tohedge, hedge inenclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges
English > hedge: 7 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningenclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"hedge the property"
Synonymhedge in
Broaderenclose, close in, inclose, shut inSurround completely
Similar tohedgehinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge
English > hedge: 7 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningminimize loss or risk.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"
  • "hedge your bets"
Broaderminimize, minimisemake small or insignificant
Spanishequilibrar riesgos, protegerse
Nounshedgersomeone who counterbalances one transaction (as a bet) against another in order to protect against loss

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