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Definition of Hedging

Babylon English

surround with a hedge; put up a boundary, enclose; evade, avoid; avoid making a direct answer or statement
Hedging Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Hedge
  
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Ffithelliad = n. a platting the upper row of rods in hedging
Ffithellu = v. to plat the top row in hedging
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
(synonym) hedge
(hypernym) security, protection
2. an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging"
(synonym) hedge
(hypernym) evasion, equivocation
(derivation) hedge, fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep

Noun
1. a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
(synonym) hedgerow
(hypernym) fence, fencing
(hyponym) privet hedge
2. any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
(synonym) hedging
(hypernym) security, protection
3. an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging"
(synonym) hedging
(hypernym) evasion, equivocation
(derivation) fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep

Verb
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 responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
(synonym) fudge, evade, put off, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, dodge, duck, sidestep
(hypernym) avoid
(hyponym) quibble
(derivation) hedging
2. hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge; "The animals were hedged in"
(hypernym) hem in
(verb-group) hedge in
3. enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges; "hedge the property"
(synonym) hedge in
(hypernym) enclose, inclose, shut in
4. minimize loss or risk; "diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"; "hedge your bets"
(hypernym) minimize, minimise
(derivation) hedger
Hedging Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
buying one security and selling another in such a way as to produce a riskless portfolio- hence 'hedging your bets'.
Copyright © 2001, Ray Wright
Mutual Fund Glossary
Strategy of investing in one or more securities to protect yourself from potential losses in other investments.
A Guide to Futures and Options Market Terminology : English-English
Transferring the risk of loss due to adverse price movement through the purchase or sale of contracts in the futures markets. The position in the futures market is a substitute for the future purchase or sale of the physical commodity in the cash market. If the commodity will be bought, the futures contract is purchased (long hedge); if the commodity will be sold, the futures contract is sold (short hedge).
Hedging Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
UK Post Codes and Counties
County:  Somerset
Post Code: TA7
Hedging Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
EIA Energy Glossary
The buying and selling of futures contracts so as to protect energy traders from unexpected or adverse price fluctuations.
Source: Energy Information Administration, 2006
Hedging Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Hedge may refer to:
  • Hedge or hedgerow, line of closely spaced shrubs planted to act as a barrier
  • Hedge (finance), investment made to limit loss
  • Hedge (linguistics), intentionally non-committal or ambiguous sentence fragments
  • Maclura pomifera, Osage orange tree is often called a hedge in the United States

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Hedging Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
Buying or selling earlier and more than really needed in order to protect the company against price increases or shortages of commodities or components to realize profits when prices fluctuate.
Hedging Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Gamblers Glossary
Placing bets on the opposite side in order to cut losses or guarantee winning a minimal amount of money.