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Hedge vs. Ledge

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Hedgenoun

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.’;

Ledgenoun

A shelf on which articles may be laid; also, that which resembles such a shelf in form or use, as a projecting ridge or part, or a molding or edge in joinery.

Hedgenoun

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

Ledgenoun

(geology) A shelf, ridge, or reef, of rocks.

Hedgenoun

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

Ledgenoun

A layer or stratum.

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Hedgenoun

(pragmatics) A non-committal or intentionally ambiguous statement.

‘weasel word’;

Ledgenoun

A lode; a limited mass of rock bearing valuable mineral.

Hedgenoun

(finance) 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.’;

Ledgenoun

(architecture) A (door or window) lintel.

Hedgenoun

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

Ledgenoun

(architecture) A cornice.

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Hedgeverb

(transitive) To enclose with a hedge or hedges.

‘to hedge a field or garden’;

Ledgenoun

(shipbuilding) A piece of timber to support the deck, placed athwartship between beams.

Hedgeverb

(transitive) To obstruct or surround.

Ledgenoun

(slang) A lege; a legend.

Hedgeverb

To offset the risk associated with.

Ledgenoun

A provincial or territorial legislature building.

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Hedgeverb

(ambitransitive) To avoid verbal commitment.

‘He carefully hedged his statements with weasel words.’;

Ledgenoun

A provincial or territorial legislative assembly.

Hedgeverb

(intransitive) To construct or repair a hedge.

Ledgeverb

(uncommon) To cause to have, or to develop, a ledge (during mining, canal construction, building, etc).

Hedgeverb

To reduce one's exposure to risk.

Ledgenoun

A shelf on which articles may be laid; also, that which resembles such a shelf in form or use, as a projecting ridge or part, or a molding or edge in joinery.

Hedgenoun

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.

‘The roughest berry on the rudest hedge.’; ‘Through the verdant mazeOf sweetbrier hedges I pursue my walk.’;

Ledgenoun

A shelf, ridge, or reef, of rocks.

Hedgeverb

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.

Ledgenoun

A layer or stratum.

‘The lowest ledge or row should be of stone.’;

Hedgeverb

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.’; ‘Lollius Urbius . . . drew another wall . . . to hedge out incursions from the north.’;

Ledgenoun

A lode; a limited mass of rock bearing valuable mineral.

Hedgeverb

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

Ledgenoun

A piece of timber to support the deck, placed athwartship between beams.

Hedgeverb

To surround so as to prevent escape.

‘That is a law to hedge in the cuckoo.’;

Ledgenoun

a projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water

Hedgeverb

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.

Hedgeverb

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.

‘I myself sometimes, leaving the fear of God on the left hand and hiding mine honor in my necessity, am fain to shuffle, to hedge and to lurch.’;

Hedgeverb

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

Hedgeverb

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

‘The Heroic Stanzas read much more like an elaborate attempt to hedge between the parties than . . . to gain favor from the Roundheads.’;

Hedgenoun

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

Hedgenoun

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

Hedgenoun

an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement;

‘when you say `maybe' you are just hedging’;

Hedgeverb

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’;

Hedgeverb

hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge;

‘The animals were hedged in’;

Hedgeverb

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

‘hedge the property’;

Hedgeverb

minimize loss or risk;

‘diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks’; ‘hedge your bets’;

Hedge

A hedge or hedgerow is a line of closely spaced shrubs and sometimes trees, planted and trained to form a barrier or to mark the boundary of an area, such as between neighbouring properties. Hedges used to separate a road from adjoining fields or one field from another, and of sufficient age to incorporate larger trees, are known as hedgerows.

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