Definitions for CAGEkeɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cagekeɪdʒ(n.; v.)caged, cag•ing.

  1. (n.)a boxlike enclosure with wires, bars, or the like, for confining birds or animals.

  2. a prison.

  3. a cagelike enclosure for a cashier or bank teller.

  4. an elevator car.

  5. a similar enclosure for raising and lowering workers in a mine shaft.

    Category: Mining

  6. any skeleton framework, esp. in construction.

  7. a movable mesh backstop used for baseball batting practice.

    Category: Sport

  8. a frame with a net attached to it, forming the goal in ice hockey and field hockey.

    Category: Sport

  9. (v.t.)to put or confine in or as if in a cage.

Origin of cage:

1175–1225; ME < OF < L cavea birdcage, der. of cavus hollow



  1. John, 1912–92, U.S. composer.

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cage, coop(noun)

    an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept

  2. cage(noun)

    something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement

  3. Cage, John Cage, John Milton Cage Jr.(noun)

    United States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992)

  4. cage(noun)

    the net that is the goal in ice hockey

  5. batting cage, cage(verb)

    a movable screen placed behind home base to catch balls during batting practice

  6. cage, cage in(verb)

    confine in a cage

    "The animal was caged"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cage(noun)ɪdʒ

    a container with bars for an animal to live in


  1. cage(Noun)

    an enclosure made of bars, normally to hold animals.

  2. cage(Noun)

    the passenger compartment of a lift

  3. cage(Noun)

    the goal.

  4. cage(Noun)

    (US derogatory slang) automobile

  5. cage(Noun)

    Something that hinders freedom.

  6. cage(Verb)

    to put into a cage

  7. cage(Verb)

    to keep in a cage

  8. cage(Verb)

    To track individual responses to direct mail.

  9. cage(Verb)

    to restrict someone's movement or creativity

  10. Origin: From cage, from Latin cavea

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cage(noun)

    a box or inclosure, wholly or partly of openwork, in wood or metal, used for confining birds or other animals

  2. Cage(noun)

    a place of confinement for malefactors

  3. Cage(noun)

    an outer framework of timber, inclosing something within it; as, the cage of a staircase

  4. Cage(noun)

    a skeleton frame to limit the motion of a loose piece, as a ball valve

  5. Cage(noun)

    a wirework strainer, used in connection with pumps and pipes

  6. Cage(noun)

    the box, bucket, or inclosed platform of a lift or elevator; a cagelike structure moving in a shaft

  7. Cage(noun)

    the drum on which the rope is wound in a hoisting whim

  8. Cage(noun)

    the catcher's wire mask

  9. Cage(verb)

    to confine in, or as in, a cage; to shut up or confine


  1. Cage

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'CAGE' in Nouns Frequency: #2497

Translations for CAGE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a box of wood, wire etc for holding birds or animals

The lion has escaped from its cage; a bird-cage.

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