Definition of Hedged in English :

Define Hedged in English

Hedged meaning in English

Meaning of Hedged in English

Pronunciation of Hedged in English

Hedged pronunciation in English

Pronounce Hedged in English


see synonyms of hedged


1. hedged, weasel-worded

evasively worded in order to avoid an unqualified statement

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of hedged
a row of shrubs, bushes, or trees forming a boundary to a field, garden, etc
a barrier or protection against something
the act or a method of reducing the risk of financial loss on an investment, bet, etc
a cautious or evasive statement
5. (modifier; often in combination)
low, inferior, or illiterate
a hedge lawyer
6. (transitive)
to enclose or separate with or as if with a hedge
7. (intransitive)
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. (intransitive)
to evade decision or action, esp by making noncommittal statements
10. (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
11. (intransitive)
to protect against financial loss through future price fluctuations, as by investing in futures

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see synonyms of hedged
a row of closely planted shrubs, bushes, or trees forming a boundary or fence
anything serving as a fence or barrier; restriction or defense
the act or an instance of hedging
of, in, or near a hedge
low, disreputable, irregular, etc.
verb transitiveWord forms: hedged or ˈhedging
to place a hedge around or along; border or bound with a hedge
to hinder or guard as by surrounding with a barrier
often with in
to try to avoid or lessen loss in connection with (a bet, risk, etc.) by making counterbalancing bets, investments, etc.
verb intransitive
to hide or protect oneself, as if behind a hedge
to hide behind words; refuse to commit oneself or give a direct answer
to try to avoid or lessen loss by making counterbalancing bets, investments, etc.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of hedged
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.
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
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.
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.

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