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Meaning of STRADDLE

Pronunciation:  'stradl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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
  2. [n]  the act of sitting or standing astride
  3. [v]  range or extend over; occupy a certain area; "The plants straddle the entire state"
  4. [v]  be noncommittal
  5. [v]  sit or stand astride of

STRADDLE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: range, span
 Antonyms: go with, side
 See Also: be, call, call option, comprise, constitute, make up, motility, motion, move, movement, option, put, put option, represent, spread-eagle



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Strad"dle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Straddled}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Straddling}.] [Freq. from the root of stride.]
    1. To part the legs wide; to stand or to walk with the legs
       far apart.
    2. To stand with the ends staggered; -- said of the spokes of
       a wagon wheel where they join the hub.
  2. \Strad"dle\, 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
  3. \Strad"dle\, n.
    1. The act of standing, sitting, or walking, with the feet
       far apart.
    2. The position, or the distance between the feet, of one who
       straddles; as, a wide straddle.
    3. 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. [Broker's Cant]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are straddling something, suggests that you are undecided about some issue or choice. You remain uncommitted to any one side for fear of alienating or distancing yourself from the other side.