Hedge vs Eschew - What's the difference?

hedge | eschew |


As verbs the difference between hedge and eschew

is that hedge is to enclose with a hedge or hedges while eschew is (formal) to avoid; to shun, to shy away from.

As a noun hedge

is 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.

hedge

English

Noun

(wikipedia hedge) (en noun)
  • 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.
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  • *:But then I had the [massive] flintlock by me for protection. ¶, and a 'bead' could be drawn upon Molly, the dairymaid, kissing the fogger behind the hedge , little dreaming that the deadly tube was levelled at them.
  • A mound of earth, stone- or turf-faced, often topped with bushes, used as a fence between any two portions of land.
  • A non-committal or intentionally ambiguous statement.
  • (lb) Contract or arrangement reducing one's exposure to risk (for example the risk of price movements or interest rate movements).
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  • Used attributively, with figurative indication of a person's upbringing, or professional activities, taking place by the side of the road; third-rate.
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  • *:Attalus made him so dead-drunke that insensibly and without feeling he might prostitute his beauty as the body of a common hedge -harlot, to Mulettiers, Groomes and many of the abject servants of his house.
  • *1749 , (Henry Fielding), , Folio Society 1973, p.639:
  • *:He then traced them from place to place, till at last he found two of them drinking together, with a third person, at a hedge -tavern near Aldersgate.
  • *{{quote-book, 1899, (Henry Rider Haggard), title= A Farmer's Year: Being His Commonplace Book for 1898, page=222
  • , passage=This particular wheelwright is only a hedge carpenter, without even a shop of his own,

    Derived terms

    * hedge fund * hedgehog * hedgerow * hedgy

    Verb

    (hedg)
  • To enclose with a hedge or hedges.
  • to hedge a field or garden
  • To obstruct with a hedge or hedges.
  • * Bible, Hos. ii. 6
  • I will hedge up thy way with thorns.
  • * Milton
  • Lollius Urbius to hedge out incursions from the north.
  • (finance) To offset the risk associated with.
  • To avoid verbal commitment.
  • He carefully hedged his statements with weasel words.
  • To construct or repair a hedge.
  • (finance) To reduce one's exposure to risk.
  • Derived terms

    * hedge one's bets * hedgy

    eschew

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (formal) To avoid; to shun, to shy away from.
  • Usage notes

    * The verb is not normally applied to the avoidance or shunning of a person or physical object, but rather, only to the avoidance or shunning of an idea, concept, or other intangible.

    Quotations

    {{timeline , 1500s=1599 , 1900s=1927 , 2010s=2014}} * *: What cannot be eschew’d must be embrac’d. * 1927 , *: He could afford no servants, and would admit but few visitors to his absolute solitude; eschewing close friendships and receiving his rare acquaintances in one of the three ground-floor rooms which he kept in order. * '>citation

    Derived terms

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