A thicket of bushes, usually thorn bushes; especially, such a thicket planted as a fence between any two portions of land; and also any sort of shrubbery, as evergreens, planted in a line or as a fence; particularly, such a thicket planted round a field to fence it, or in rows to separate the parts of a garden.
To inclose or separate with a hedge; to fence with a thickly set line or thicket of shrubs or small trees; as, to hedge a field or garden.
To obstruct, as a road, with a barrier; to hinder from progress or success; -- sometimes with up and out.
To surround for defense; to guard; to protect; to hem (in).
To surround so as to prevent escape.
To shelter one's self from danger, risk, duty, responsibility, etc., as if by hiding in or behind a hedge; to skulk; to slink; to shirk obligations.
To reduce the risk of a wager by making a bet against the side or chance one has bet on.
To use reservations and qualifications in one's speech so as to avoid committing one's self to anything definite.
There is a simple rule here, a rule of legislation, a rule of business, a rule of life: beyond a certain point, complexity is fraud. You can apply that rule to left-wing social programs, but you can also apply that rule to credit derivatives, hedge funds, all the rest of it. P. J. O'Rourke
It is quite amazing how hard the subconscious works when it is made to understand that this life is not a rehearsal, there is no safety net and no assurance of any final closure. It is also quite appalling to realize how catatonic the imagination can become when we hedge our bets, opt for the safer direction at every fork in the path. John Burdett
The big advantage that we have as a venture capital firm over a hedge fund or a mutual fund is we have a 13-year lockup on our money. And so enterprise can go in and out of fashion four different times, and we can go and invest in one of these companies, and it's okay, because we can stay the course. Marc Andreessen
Though bachelors be the strongest stakes, married men are the best binders, in the hedge of the commonwealth. Thomas Fuller
The free market is at its best when everybody works in a fish bowl and tells you their point of view... The hedge funds and portfolio managers have a right to do this... We've muted the analysts and their presence in the system. Mario Gabelli
hedge in Dutch is haag, heg, steg
hedge in Finnish is pensasaita
hedge in French is haie
hedge in German is Hecke
hedge in Italian is siepe
hedge in Latin is saepe
hedge in Norwegian is innhegne, hekk
hedge in Spanish is seto vivo