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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hedge  \Hedge\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hedged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hedging}.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  To  obstruct,  as  a  road,  with  a  barrier;  to  hinder  from 
  progress  or  success;  --  sometimes  with  up  and  out 
 
  I  will  hedge  up  thy  way  with  thorns.  --Hos.  ii  6. 
 
  Lollius  Urbius  .  .  .  drew  another  wall  .  .  .  to 
  hedge  out  incursions  from  the  north.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  surround  for  defense;  to  guard;  to  protect;  to  hem 
  (in).  ``England,  hedged  in  with  the  main.''  --Shak. 
 
  4.  To  surround  so  as  to  prevent  escape. 
 
  That  is  a  law  to  hedge  in  the  cuckoo.  --Locke. 
 
  {To  hedge  a  bet},  to  bet  upon  both  sides;  that  is  after 
  having  bet  on  one  side  to  bet  also  on  the  other  thus 
  guarding  against  loss 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hedging 
  n  1:  taking  two  positions  that  will  offset  each  other  if  prices 
  change  and  so  limiting  financial  risk  [syn:  {hedge}] 
  2:  an  intentionally  noncommittal  or  ambiguous  statement  [syn:  {hedge}] 




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