Definition of Straddle

1. Noun. A noncommittal or equivocal position.

Generic synonyms: Perspective, Position, View



2. Verb. Sit or stand astride of.
Generic synonyms: Be

3. Noun. A gymnastic exercise performed with a leg on either side of the parallel bars.
Generic synonyms: Gymnastic Exercise

4. Verb. Range or extend over; occupy a certain area. "The plants straddle the entire state"
Exact synonyms: Range
Generic synonyms: Be, Comprise, Constitute, Make Up, Represent
Specialized synonyms: Spread-eagle
Derivative terms: Range

5. Noun. The act of sitting or standing astride.
Exact synonyms: Span
Terms within: Call, Call Option, Put, Put Option
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement

6. Verb. Be noncommittal.

7. Noun. 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.
Generic synonyms: Option

Definition of Straddle

1. v. i. To part the legs wide; to stand or to walk with the legs far apart.

2. v. t. To place one leg on one side and the other on the other side of; to stand or sit astride of; as, to straddle a fence or a horse.

3. n. The act of standing, sitting, or walking, with the feet far apart.

Definition of Straddle

1. Verb. To sit or stand with a leg on each side of something. ¹

2. Verb. To form a disorderly sprawl. ¹

3. Verb. (military) To fire successive artillery shots in front of and behind of a target, especially in order to determine its range. ¹

4. Verb. (poker) To place a voluntary raise prior to receiving cards (only by the first player after the blinds). ¹

5. Noun. a posture in which one straddles something ¹

6. Noun. (finance) an investment strategy involving trade in derivatives ¹

7. Noun. (poker) A voluntary raise made prior to receiving cards by the first player after the blinds. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Straddle

1. to sit, stand, or walk with the legs wide apart [v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Straddle

stowre
stowres
stows
strabism
strabismic
strabismometer
strabismometers
strabisms
strabismus
strabismuses
strabotomy
stracchino
stracciatella
stracciatellas
straczekite
straddle (current term)
straddle carrier
straddle carriers
straddled
straddler
straddlers
straddles
straddling
stradiot
stradiots
strads
strae
straes
strafe
strafed

Literary usage of Straddle

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1. Gymnastic Teaching by William Skarstrom (1921)
"straddle vault. Buck. Half squat half straddle mount left and right, ... straddle vault for height. Jump from left and right foot to standing position (on ..."

2. Gymnastic Teaching by William Skarstrom (1921)
"straddle vault. Buck. Half squat half straddle mount left ... straddle vault for height. Jump from left and right foot to standing position (on both feet) ..."

3. The Works of Tobias Smollett by Tobias George Smollett, William Ernest Henley (1899)
"... which I press upon him—I make a present of a Diamond Ring to Lord straddle—Impart my Good Fortune to Strap and Banter, who disabuses me, ..."

4. American Machinists' Handbook and Dictionary of Shop Terms: A Reference Book by Fred Herbert Colvin, Frank Arthur Stanley (1908)
"SIDE OR straddle MILLS Angular Cutter for Milling Teeth in straddle Milling Cutters. ... straddle ..."

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