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Hedge vs. Fence

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The main difference between Hedge and Fence is that the Hedge is a row of shrubs planted for protection and Fence is a freestanding structure preventing movement across a boundary

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  • Hedge (noun)

    A thicket of bushes or other shrubbery, especially one planted as a fence between two portions of land, or to separate the parts of a garden.

    "He trims the hedge once a week."

  • Hedge (noun)

    A barrier (often consisting of a line of persons or objects) to protect someone or something from harm.

  • Hedge (noun)

    A mound of earth, stone- or turf-faced, often topped with bushes, used as a fence between any two portions of land.

  • Hedge (noun)

    A non-committal or intentionally ambiguous statement.

    "weasel word"

  • Hedge (noun)

    Contract or arrangement reducing one's exposure to risk (for example the risk of price movements or interest rate movements).

    "The asset class acts as a hedge."

    "A hedge is an investment position intended to offset potential losses/gains that may be incurred by a companion investment. In simple language, a hedge is used to reduce any substantial losses/gains suffered by an individual or an organization."

  • Hedge (noun)

    Used attributively, with figurative indication of a person's upbringing, or professional activities, taking place by the side of the road; third-rate.

  • Hedge (verb)

    To enclose with a hedge or hedges.

    "to hedge a field or garden"

  • Hedge (verb)

    To obstruct or surround.

  • Hedge (verb)

    To offset the risk associated with.

  • Hedge (verb)

    To avoid verbal commitment.

    "He carefully hedged his statements with weasel words."

  • Hedge (verb)

    To construct or repair a hedge.

  • Hedge (verb)

    To reduce one's exposure to risk.

  • Fence (noun)

    A thin artificial barrier that separates two pieces of land or a house perimeter.

  • Fence (noun)

    Someone who hides or buys and sells stolen goods, a criminal middleman for transactions of stolen goods.

  • Fence (noun)

    Skill in oral debate.

  • Fence (noun)

    The art or practice of fencing.

  • Fence (noun)

    A guard or guide on machinery.

  • Fence (noun)

    A barrier, for example an emotional barrier.

  • Fence (noun)

    A memory barrier.

  • Fence (verb)

    To enclose, contain or separate by building fence.

  • Fence (verb)

    To defend or guard.

  • Fence (verb)

    To engage in the selling or buying of stolen goods.

  • Fence (verb)

    To engage in the sport of fencing.

  • Fence (verb)

    To jump over a fence.

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  • Hedge (noun)

    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 parts of a garden.

  • Hedge

    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.

  • Hedge

    To obstruct, as a road, with a barrier; to hinder from progress or success; - sometimes with up and out.

  • Hedge

    To surround for defense; to guard; to protect; to hem (in).

  • Hedge

    To surround so as to prevent escape.

  • Hedge

    To protect oneself against excessive loss in an activity by taking a countervailing action; as, to hedge an investment denominated in a foreign currency by buying or selling futures in that currency; to hedge a donation to one political party by also donating to the opposed political party.

  • Hedge (verb)

    To shelter one's self from danger, risk, duty, responsibility, etc., as if by hiding in or behind a hedge; to skulk; to slink; to shirk obligations.

  • Hedge (verb)

    To reduce the risk of a wager by making a bet against the side or chance one has bet on.

  • Hedge (verb)

    To use reservations and qualifications in one's speech so as to avoid committing one's self to anything definite.

  • Fence (noun)

    That which fends off attack or danger; a defense; a protection; a cover; security; shield.

  • Fence (noun)

    An inclosure about a field or other space, or about any object; especially, an inclosing structure of wood, iron, or other material, intended to prevent intrusion from without or straying from within.

  • Fence (noun)

    A projection on the bolt, which passes through the tumbler gates in locking and unlocking.

  • Fence (noun)

    Self-defense by the use of the sword; the art and practice of fencing and sword play; hence, skill in debate and repartee. See Fencing.

  • Fence (noun)

    A receiver of stolen goods, or a place where they are received.

  • Fence

    To fend off danger from; to give security to; to protect; to guard.

  • Fence

    To inclose with a fence or other protection; to secure by an inclosure.

  • Fence (verb)

    To make a defense; to guard one's self of anything, as against an attack; to give protection or security, as by a fence.

  • Fence (verb)

    To practice the art of attack and defense with the sword or with the foil, esp. with the smallsword, using the point only.

  • Fence (verb)

    Hence, to fight or dispute in the manner of fencers, that is, by thrusting, guarding, parrying, etc.

Webster Dictionary
  • Hedge (noun)

    a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes

  • Hedge (noun)

    any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change

  • Hedge (noun)

    an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement;

    "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging"

  • Hedge (verb)

    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"

  • Hedge (verb)

    hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge;

    "The animals were hedged in"

  • Hedge (verb)

    enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges;

    "hedge the property"

  • Hedge (verb)

    minimize loss or risk;

    "diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks"

    "hedge your bets"

  • Fence (noun)

    a barrier that serves to enclose an area

  • Fence (noun)

    a dealer in stolen property

  • Fence (verb)

    enclose with a fence;

    "we fenced in our yard"

  • Fence (verb)

    receive stolen goods

  • Fence (verb)

    fight with fencing swords

  • Fence (verb)

    surround with a wall in order to fortify

  • Fence (verb)

    have an argument about something

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