hedge

[ hej ]
/ hɛdʒ /

noun

verb (used with object), hedged, hedg·ing.

verb (used without object), hedged, hedg·ing.


Nearby words

  1. hedda gabler,
  2. heddle,
  3. hedenbergite,
  4. heder,
  5. hedera,
  6. hedge apple,
  7. hedge fund,
  8. hedge garlic,
  9. hedge hyssop,
  10. hedge laying

Origin of hedge

before 900; Middle English, Old English hegge; cognate with Dutch heg, German Hecke hedge, Old Norse heggr bird cherry

Related formshedge·less, adjectiveun·hedge, verb (used with object), un·hedged, un·hedg·ing.un·hedged, adjectivewell-hedged, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for hedge

hedge

/ (hɛdʒ) /

noun

verb

Derived Formshedger, nounhedging, nounhedgy, adjective

Word Origin for hedge

Old English hecg; related to Old High German heckia, Middle Dutch hegge; see haw 1

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