an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept
something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement
Cage, John Cage, John Milton Cage Jr.(noun)
United States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992)
the net that is the goal in ice hockey
batting cage, cage(verb)
a movable screen placed behind home base to catch balls during batting practice
cage, cage in(verb)
confine in a cage
"The animal was caged"
an enclosure made of bars, normally to hold animals.
the passenger compartment of a lift
(US derogatory slang) automobile
Something that hinders freedom.
to put into a cage
to keep in a cage
To track individual responses to direct mail.
to restrict someone's movement or creativity
Origin: From cage, from Latin cavea
a box or inclosure, wholly or partly of openwork, in wood or metal, used for confining birds or other animals
a place of confinement for malefactors
an outer framework of timber, inclosing something within it; as, the cage of a staircase
a skeleton frame to limit the motion of a loose piece, as a ball valve
a wirework strainer, used in connection with pumps and pipes
the box, bucket, or inclosed platform of a lift or elevator; a cagelike structure moving in a shaft
the drum on which the rope is wound in a hoisting whim
the catcher's wire mask
to confine in, or as in, a cage; to shut up or confine
Origin: [F. cage, fr. L. cavea cavity, cage, fr. cavus hollow. Cf. Cave, n., Cajole, Gabion.]
Cage is an American heavy metal band from San Diego, California. In early 2010, original bassist Mike Giordano and lead guitarist Anthony Wayne McGuiniss exited the band. CAGE’s newest band members; bassist Steve Brogden and former Brick Bath bassist Pete Stone.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kāj, n. a place of confinement: a box made of wire and wood for holding birds or small animals: (mining) a frame with one or more platforms for cars, used in hoisting in a vertical shaft: the framework supporting a peal of bells.—v.t. to imprison in a cage—p.adj. Caged, confined.—ns. Cage′ling, a bird kept in a cage; Cage′-work, open work like the bars of a cage. [Fr.—L. cavea, a hollow place.]
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'CAGE' in Nouns Frequency: #2497
The numerical value of CAGE in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of CAGE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This is the last bastion of cage confinement in industrial ag.
Marriage is like a cage one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.
Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self.
A great white jumped into my cage when I was diving in South Africa, half its body was in the cage, and it was snapping at me.
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
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Translations for CAGE
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- кафез, кабина, клеткаBulgarian
- engabiar, gàbiaCatalan, Valencian
- encager, cageFrench
- engaiolar, gaiola, xaulaGalician
- gabbia, cabinaItalian
- ケージ, 檻, 篭Japanese
- rekeh, qefesKurdish
- KäfegLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- кабина, кафезMacedonian
- kooi, opsluiten in een kooi, liftkooi, kooienDutch
- gaiola, jaulaPortuguese
- клетка, кабинаRussian
- кавез, kavez, krletka, крлеткаSerbo-Croatian
- cái chuồng, cái lồng, chuồng, lồngVietnamese
- cadje, gayole, tchaiveWalloon
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