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Definition of Hedge

Hedge

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To obstruct, as a road, with a barrier; to hinder from progress or success; -- sometimes with up and out.
  4. To surround for defense; to guard; to protect; to hem (in).
  5. To surround so as to prevent escape.
  6. 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.
  7. To reduce the risk of a wager by making a bet against the side or chance one has bet on.
  8. To use reservations and qualifications in one's speech so as to avoid committing one's self to anything definite.

Hedge Quotations

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

Hedge funds, private equity and venture capital funds have played an important role in providing liquidity to our financial system and improving the efficiency of capital markets. But as their role has grown, so have the risks they pose.
Jack Reed

Dozens of America's wealthiest taxpayers - including hedge fund legend Michael Steinhardt, super trial lawyer Guy Saperstein, and Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry's fame - have appealed to President Obama not to renew the Bush tax cuts for anyone earning more than $1 million a year.
Joe Conason

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

Overwinding happens when hedge funds destroy companies by attempting to leverage derivatives against otherwise productive long-term assets.
Douglas Rushkoff
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Hedge Translations

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
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