Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “hedge”

See all translations

hedge

noun [C]  /hedʒ/ us  

hedge noun [C] (BUSHES)

a line of bushes or small trees planted close together, esp. along the edge of a yard or road

hedge noun [C] (PROTECTION)

a means of protection, control, or limitation: She invested in foreign companies as a hedge against inflation.

hedge

verb [I/T]  /hedʒ/ us  

hedge verb [I/T] (LIMIT)

to limit something severely: [T] Congressmen were warned against hedging their support for the missile program. To hedge is also to try to avoid giving an answer or taking any action: [I] Officials continued to hedge on exactly when the program would begin.
(Definition of hedge from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of hedge?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “hedge” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More