The definition of a hedge is a boundary or fence formed by closely planted bushes or trees.(noun)
An example of hedge is a line of bushes planted close together creating a border.
Hedge is defined as something you do to minimize loss.(verb)
An example of hedge is to buy the stocks of two competing companies so that you will receive an increase in the value of one stock even if the other stock declines in value.
See hedge in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME hegge < OE hecg, akin to Ger hecke < IE base *kagh-, wickerwork, wickerwork pen > ON heggr, L caulae, sheepfold: basic sense “woven fence, enclosure”
See hedge in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English hecg.
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