Definition of Straddle in English :

Define Straddle in English

Straddle meaning in English

Meaning of Straddle in English

Pronunciation of Straddle in English

Straddle pronunciation in English

Pronounce Straddle in English


see synonyms of straddle


1. straddle

a noncommittal or equivocal position

2. straddle

a gymnastic exercise performed with a leg on either side of the parallel bars

3. span, straddle

the act of sitting or standing astride

4. straddle

the option to buy or sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date; consists of an equal number of put and call options


5. straddle

sit or stand astride of

6. range, straddle

range or extend over; occupy a certain area

Example Sentences:
'The plants straddle the entire state'

7. straddle

be noncommittal

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of straddle
1. (transitive)
to have one leg, part, or support on each side of
2. (transitive) US and Canadian informal
to be in favour of both sides of (something)
3. (intransitive)
to stand, walk, or sit with the legs apart
4. (transitive)
to spread (the legs) apart
5. military
to fire a number of shots slightly beyond and slightly short of (a target) to determine the correct range
6. (intransitive)
(in poker, of the second player after the dealer) to double the ante before looking at one's cards
the act or position of straddling
a noncommittal attitude or stand
9. business
a contract or option permitting its purchaser to either sell or buy securities or commodities within a specified period of time at specified prices. It is a combination of a put and a call option
Compare spread (sense 24c)
10. athletics
a high-jumping technique in which the body is parallel with the bar and the legs straddle it at the highest point of the jump
(in poker) the stake put up after the ante in poker by the second player after the dealer
12. Irish
a wooden frame placed on a horse's back to which panniers are attached

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see synonyms of straddle
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈstraddled or ˈstraddling
to place oneself with a leg on either side of; stand or sit astride of
to spread (the legs) wide apart
3.  US
to take or appear to take both sides of (an issue); avoid committing oneself on
verb intransitive
to sit, stand, or walk with the legs wide apart
to be spread apart
said of the legs
6.  US
to straddle an issue, argument, etc.; refuse to commit oneself; hedge
the act or position of straddling
the distance straddled
9.  US
a refusal to commit oneself definitely to either side of an issue, argument, etc.
10.  US
in securities and commodities trading, the holding of two options, a put and a call, as on the same stock, each option having the same specified price and expiration date: a straddle allows an investor to profit from, or protect against, swings in the price of the stock
a salvo of artillery rounds, in which some fall on opposite sides of the target, indicating a hit on or near the target

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of straddle
v. strad·dled, strad·dling, strad·dles
a. To stand or sit with a leg on each side of; bestride: straddle a horse.
b. To be on both sides of; extend over or across: a car straddling the centerline.
2. To appear to favor both sides of (an issue).
3. To fire shots behind and in front of (a target) in order to determine the range.
1. To walk, stand, or sit with the legs wide apart, especially to sit astride.
2. To spread out in a disorderly way; sprawl.
3. To appear to favor both sides of an issue.
4. To place a bet in poker before the cards are dealt that is twice the amount of the big blind when one is immediately to the left of the big blind.
1. The act or posture of sitting astride.
2. An equivocal or a noncommittal position.
3. The simultaneous purchase or sale of a call option and a put option with the same strike price and expiration date as a means of speculating on the degree of price change in the underlying asset.
4. The bet made when straddling in poker.

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