Hedge

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Hedge Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
  • an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when you say `maybe'' you are just hedging"
  • any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
  • minimize loss or risk; "diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"; "hedge your bets"
  • 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"
  • enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges; "hedge the property"
  • hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge; "The animals were hedged in"

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  • a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes ,
  • any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change ,
  • an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging"

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Hedge Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A hedge or hedgerow is a close-knit row of shrubs and sometimes tree species. They were usually planted and "trained" to form a barrier. They marked the boundary of an area, and so were a sign of possession.

Livestock farmers use them to prevent cattle straying out of fields. Animals which cannot usually be contained in fields (hill sheep for example) need a man and dog to look after them, which is an expense. Hedges were much more common before modern agriculture. Modern crop farming uses machines to gather the crop, and so hedges have all but disappeared in some areas.

When hedges are first laid, they are usually all of one species. But over hundreds of years, the number of species in a hedge gradually increases, and often includes fully-grown trees. There are many hedges in Europe which have been there for 500 or a thousand years.



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