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.
hedge (Verb) — Avoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues). ex. "They tend to hedge their responsibilities"
hedge (Verb) — Hinder or restrict with or as if with a hedge. ex. "The animals were hedged in"
hedge (Verb) — Enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges. ex. "hedge the property"
hedge (Verb) — Minimize loss or risk. ex. "diversify your financial portfolio to hedge price risks" ex. "hedge your bets"