Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun straddle

4 senses of straddle

Sense 1
straddle -- (a noncommittal or equivocal position)
       => position, view, perspective -- (a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view")

Sense 2
straddle -- (a gymnastic exercise performed with a leg on either side of the parallel bars)
       => gymnastic exercise -- ((gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus))

Sense 3
straddle, span -- (the act of sitting or standing astride)
       => motion, movement, move, motility -- (a change of position that does not entail a change of location; "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"; "movement is a sign of life"; "an impatient move of his hand"; "gastrointestinal motility")

Sense 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)
       => option -- (the right to buy or sell property at an agreed price; the right is purchased and if it is not exercised by a stated date the money is forfeited)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb straddle

3 senses of straddle

Sense 1
straddle -- (sit or stand astride of)
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")

Sense 2
range, straddle -- (range or extend over; occupy a certain area; "The plants straddle the entire state")
       => constitute, represent, make up, comprise, be -- (form or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army")

Sense 3
straddle -- (be noncommittal)

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