Definitions for "Hedging"
Strategy reducing the investment risk of a portfolio at the expense of smaller returns.
A financial strategy that reduces the risks from one security or other investment by buying or selling others.... more on: Hedging
Hedging is the practice of purchasing one investment in order to protect the potential loss in another investment.
Keywords:  cautious, wins, bet, wager, guarantee
Hedging, as in ‘hedging one's bet', is to take out a secondary (or more) position(s) with the aim of reducing the chances of a loss, or limiting liability.
The practice of laying off all or part of a bet by making a bet in the opposite direction. For example, you lay a bet of £20 at 4/1 (5.0 using Betfair decimal odds) on Tiger Woods to win the US Masters before the tournament begins. Your liability is £90 if Woods wins. At the start of the final round, he's 7 shots behind the leader and his odds have drifted to 40/1. You look set fair to win £20 but are wary of a late Woods rally. By having a £3 bet on Woods you effectively guarantee yourself a profit regardless of whether Woods wins or loses:- Result Winning bet Losing bet Net Profit Woods loses£20£17 Woods wins£3 x 40/1 = £120£20 @ 4/1 = £80£40
Placing a bet opposite to the original bet so as to reduce the action a bettor has on a sports event
an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement; "when you say `maybe' you are just hedging"
to avoid stating a point too definitely by qualifying it. Examples of ways to hedge: adverbs ( possibly, perhaps) modal verbs ( could, might, may)
Making smalltalk instead of engaging in action.
Keywords:  buds, shrubs, repeated, terminal, trees
the process of creating short busy shrubs or trees by repeated removal of the terminal (end) buds of the plant.
When a bookmaker lays-off a portion of his liabilities, this is termed hedging.