What does straddle mean?

Definitions for straddle
ˈstræd lstrad·dle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. straddlenoun

    a noncommittal or equivocal position

  2. straddlenoun

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

  3. straddle, spannoun

    the act of sitting or standing astride

  4. straddleverb

    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. straddleverb

    sit or stand astride of

  6. range, straddleverb

    range or extend over; occupy a certain area

    "The plants straddle the entire state"

  7. straddleverb

    be noncommittal


  1. straddlenoun

    a posture in which one straddles something

  2. straddlenoun

    an investment strategy involving trade in derivatives

  3. straddlenoun

    A voluntary raise made prior to receiving cards by the first player after the blinds.

  4. straddleverb

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

  5. straddleverb

    To form a disorderly sprawl.

  6. straddleverb

    To fire successive artillery shots in front of and behind of a target, especially in order to determine its range.

  7. straddleverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Straddleverb

    to part the legs wide; to stand or to walk with the legs far apart

    Etymology: [Freq. from the root of stride.]

  2. Straddleverb

    to stand with the ends staggered; -- said of the spokes of a wagon wheel where they join the hub

    Etymology: [Freq. from the root of stride.]

  3. Straddleverb

    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

    Etymology: [Freq. from the root of stride.]

  4. Straddlenoun

    the act of standing, sitting, or walking, with the feet far apart

    Etymology: [Freq. from the root of stride.]

  5. Straddlenoun

    the position, or the distance between the feet, of one who straddles; as, a wide straddle

    Etymology: [Freq. from the root of stride.]

  6. Straddlenoun

    a stock option giving the holder the double privilege of a "put" and a "call," i. e., securing to the buyer of the option the right either to demand of the seller at a certain price, within a certain time, certain securities, or to require him to take at the same price, and within the same time, the same securities

    Etymology: [Freq. from the root of stride.]


  1. Straddle

    In finance, a straddle is an investment strategy involving the purchase or sale of particular option derivatives that allows the holder to profit based on how much the price of the underlying security moves, regardless of the direction of price movement. The purchase of particular option derivatives is known as a long straddle, while the sale of the option derivatives is known as a short straddle.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Straddle

    strad′l, v.i. to stride or part the legs wide: to stand or walk with the legs far apart: to seem favourable to both sides in any question that divides opinion into parties, to trim with regard to any controversy.—v.t. to stand or sit astride of.—n. act of straddling: an attempt to fill a non-committal position: a stock-transaction in which the buyer obtains the privilege of either a put or a call: a vertical mine-timber supporting a set.—adv. astride.—adj. Stradd′le-legged, having the legs wide apart. [A freq. from A.S. strǽd, pa.t. of strídan, stride.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of straddle in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of straddle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of straddle in a Sentence

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  • spreizen, grätschenGerman
  • montarse, ahorcajarse, a horcajadasSpanish
  • haarukoidaFinnish
  • se mettre à califourchon, enfourcherFrench
  • srathairIrish
  • पैर फैलाकर बैठना, दोनों ओर टाँगें करके बैठना, बताने के लिये अनिच्छुक होनाHindi
  • scavalcare, sedersi a cavalcioni, divaricareItalian
  • ストラドルJapanese
  • 두 다리를 벌리다Korean
  • voor en achter een doel schieten, zich vrijblijvend opstellen, schrijlings zitten opDutch
  • montarPortuguese
  • сидеть, нога, расставлятьRussian
  • gränsla, grenslaSwedish
  • นั่งคร่อมThai
  • bacaklarını ayırmakTurkish
  • Chinese

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    equally skillful with each hand
    • A. ultimo
    • B. incumbent
    • C. foreordained
    • D. ambidextrous

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