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Definition 1: the act of sitting or standing astride - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for straddle in the sense of this definition

(straddle is a kind of ...) 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"

(straddle is a part of ...) the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date

(straddle is a part of ...) the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting act]

(straddle is a kind of ...) 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

Definition 3: a gymnastic exercise performed with a leg on either side of the parallel bars - [noun denoting act]

(straddle is a kind of ...) (gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus)

Definition 4: a noncommittal or equivocal position - [noun denoting cognition]

(straddle is a kind of ...) a way of regarding situations or topics etc.

"consider what follows from the positivist view"

Definition 5: be noncommittal - [verb of stative]

Definition 6: sit or stand astride of - [verb of stative]

(straddle is a kind of ...) occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere

"Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back" "What is behind this behavior?"

Definition 7: range or extend over; occupy a certain area - [verb of stative]

Samples where straddle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The plants straddle the entire state

Synonyms for straddle in the sense of this definition

(straddle is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of straddle ) stretch over

"His residences spread-eagle the entire county"

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