verb (used with object), hedged, hedg·ing.
verb (used without object), hedged, hedg·ing.
- hedda gabler,
- hedge apple,
- hedge fund,
- hedge garlic,
- hedge hyssop,
- hedge laying
Origin of hedge
Examples from the Web for hedge
Dunham makes fun of herself only so that she can then hedge and embrace an authoritative role.
In 1998, when the hedge fund Long Term Capital Management blew up, the New York Fed helped organize a $3.65 billion bailout.The Incredible 'Wussiness' Of The Fed Vs Goldman Sachs—Caught On Tape|Daniel Gross|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Diversification” is a hedge fund wife eschewing a Lily Pulitzer tote bag in favor of one made by Sloane Ranger or Jonathan Adler.The Hell of the Hamptons: Why the Exclusive Hotspot Is a Mind-Numbing Drag|Robert Gold|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I used to work at an elite Manhattan hedge fund that recruited almost exclusively from the Ivy League and its equivalents.The Ivy League Provides the Best Trade Schools Around|Nick Romeo|August 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But he is clearly focused on big picture social and political issues than he is on running money in his hedge fund.Don’t Count Rupert Murdoch Out Yet: Why The Magnate Hasn’t Given Up on Time Warner|Daniel Gross|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
George told his story, with the result that we made our way to the "Sheeps' Close" and hid behind the hedge.The Birthright|Joseph Hocking
Jonas muttered something to himself, when he saw him sitting up beneath the hedge, looking vacantly around.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit|Charles Dickens
The latter was but some sixty yards away when he leaped a hedge into a narrow lane.Colonel Thorndyke's Secret|G. A. Henty
The voices came from the other side of the hedge, on the opposite side of the lane.A Final Reckoning|G. A. Henty
Cutting the switch he slid out of the car and ducked over a hedge.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin|Al Avery
Word Origin for hedge
Old English hecg, originally any fence, living or artificial, from West Germanic *khagja (cf. Middle Dutch hegge, Dutch heg, Old High German hegga, German Hecke "hedge"), from PIE *kagh- "to catch, seize; wickerwork, fence" (cf. Latin caulae "a sheepfold, enclosure," Gaulish caio "circumvallation," Welsh cae "fence, hedge"). Related to Old English haga "enclosure, hedge" (see haw). Figurative sense of "boundary, barrier" is from mid-14c. Prefixed to any word, it "notes something mean, vile, of the lowest class" [Johnson], from contemptuous attributive sense of "plying one's trade under a hedge" (hedge-priest, hedge-lawyer, hedge-wench, etc.), a usage attested from 1530s.
late 14c., "make a hedge," also "surround with a barricade or palisade;" from hedge (n.). The sense of "dodge, evade" is first recorded 1590s. That of "insure oneself against loss," as in a bet, by playing something on the other side is from 1670s, originally with in; probably from an earlier use of hedge in meaning "secure (a debt) by including it in a larger one which has better security" (1610s). Related: Hedged; hedging. The noun in the wagering sense is from 1736.