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hedge 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/hej/,
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hedges, plural;
  1. Surround or bound with a hedge
    • - a garden hedged with yews
  2. Enclose

  3. Limit or qualify (something) by conditions or exceptions
    • - experts usually hedge their predictions, just in case
  4. Avoid making a definite decision, statement, or commitment
    • - she hedged around the one question she wanted to ask
  5. Protect (one's investment or an investor) against loss by making balancing or compensating contracts or transactions
    • - the company hedged its investment position on the futures market
Noun
  1. A fence or boundary formed by closely growing bushes or shrubs
    • - she was standing barefoot in a corner of the lawn, trimming the hedge
  2. A contract entered into or asset held as a protection against possible financial loss
    • - inflation hedges such as real estate and gold
  3. A word or phrase used to allow for additional possibilities or to avoid overprecise commitment, for example, etc., often, usually, or sometimes


  1. a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
  2. 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"
  3. any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
  4. hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge; "The animals were hedged in"
  5. an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging"
  6. minimize loss or risk; "diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"; "hedge your bets"
  7. A hedge or hedgerow is a line of closely spaced shrubs and tree species, planted and trained in such a way as to form a barrier or to mark the boundary of an area. ...
  8. This is a list of characters from The Old Kingdom Trilogy, a set of novels by Australian author Garth Nix. The series comprises three novels: Sabriel (1995), Lirael (2001) and Abhorsen (2003). ...
  9. In finance, a hedge is a position established in one market in an attempt to offset exposure to price fluctuations in some opposite position in another market with the goal of minimizing one's exposure to unwanted risk. ...
  10. A hedge is a mitigating device used to lessen the impact of an utterance. Typically, they are adjectives or adverbs, but can also consist of clauses. It could be regarded as a form of euphemism.
  11. (The Hedges) The Hedges is a historic home and Adirondack Great Camp located at Blue Mountain Lake in Hamilton County, New York. The property consists of 30 buildings and structures and many related site features. From about 1890 to 1920, it was the seasonal home of Hiram B. ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. (hedged) Offset by another financial asset
  14. (Hedged) Refers to a security or financial exposure that has been neutralized with the help of a financial contract that creates an equal and opposite exposure.
  15. (Hedges) A row of bushes or small trees planted close together especially when forming a fence or boundary.  “Hedges” were a constant project with 18^th century American landowners. ...
  16. (Hedges) Bushes that line the perimeter of the University and protect us from the outside world. Also found in the quad. See “hedge-jumping.”
  17. (Hedges) Can be used to protect against damage to the value of bonds for various reasons. Derivatives such as swaps and options, are forms of hedges.
  18. (Hedges) Phrases like "sort of," "kind of," "it seems like"
  19. (Hedges) To dream of hedges of evergreens, denotes joy and profit. Bare hedges, foretells distress and unwise dealings. If a young woman dreams of walking beside a green hedge with her lover, it foretells that her marriage will soon be consummated. ...
  20. (hedges) Fields created as a result of parliamentary enclosure from the 18th century were usually demarcated usually by hawthorn hedges. Hawthorn, known as quickset, could be planted as cuttings and expected to grow into an impenetrable hedge relatively quickly. ...
  21. (hedges) protect an entity against the risk of adverse price or interest-rate movements on its assets, liabilities, or anticipated transactions. A hedge reduces risk by counterbalancing losses with gains on separate positions.
  22. (Hedging) A bet made by a cautious bookie on a horse on which he has accepted large bets – in order to cut his losses if the horse wins (also known as a "lay-off bet").
  23. (Hedging) Reducing exposure to risk of loss resulting from fluctuations in exchange rates, commodity prices, interest rates, etc.
  24. (Hedging) The practice of undertaking one investment activity in order to protect against loss in another, e.g. selling short to nullify a previous purchase, or buying long to offset a previous short sale. While hedges reduce potential losses, they also tend to reduce potential profits. ...
  25. (Hedging) maintaining a market position which secures the existing open positions in the opposite direction.