What does straddle mean?

Definitions for straddleˈstræd l

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word straddle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. straddle(noun)

    a noncommittal or equivocal position

  2. straddle(noun)

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

  3. straddle, span(noun)

    the act of sitting or standing astride

  4. straddle(verb)

    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(verb)

    sit or stand astride of

  6. range, straddle(verb)

    range or extend over; occupy a certain area

    "The plants straddle the entire state"

  7. straddle(verb)

    be noncommittal


  1. straddle(Noun)

    a posture in which one straddles something

  2. straddle(Noun)

    an investment strategy involving trade in derivatives

  3. straddle(Noun)

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

  4. straddle(Verb)

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

  5. straddle(Verb)

    To form a disorderly sprawl.

  6. straddle(Verb)

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

  7. straddle(Verb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Straddle(verb)

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

  2. Straddle(verb)

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

  3. Straddle(verb)

    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

  4. Straddle(noun)

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

  5. Straddle(noun)

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

  6. Straddle(noun)

    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

  7. Origin: [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.]


  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

Images & Illustrations of straddle

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Translations for straddle

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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
  • bacaklarını ayırmakTurkish
  • Chinese

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