(noun, verb)


1. a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes

Similar word(s): hedgerow

Definition categories: man–made, fence, fencing

2. any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change

Similar word(s): hedging

Definition categories: possession, protection, security

3. an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement

Similar word(s): hedging

Definition categories: communication, equivocation, evasion

Sentences with hedge as a noun:

- He trims the hedge once a week.

- The asset class acts as a hedge.

- A hedge is an investment position intended to offset potential losses/gains that may be incurred by a companion investment. In simple language, a hedge is used to reduce any substantial losses/gains suffered by an individual or an organization.


1. avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues)

Similar word(s): circumvent, dodge, duck, elude, evade, fudge, parry, sidestep, skirt

Definition categories: communication, avoid

2. hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge

- The animals were hedged in

Definition categories: contact

3. enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges

- hedge the property

Definition categories: contact, enclose, inclose

4. minimize loss or risk

- diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks

- hedge your bets

Definition categories: change, minimise, minimize

Sentences with hedge as a verb:

- to hedge a field or garden

- He carefully hedged his statements with weasel words.