Definitions for cagekeɪdʒ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cagekeɪdʒ(n.; v.)caged, cag•ing.
(n.)a boxlike enclosure with wires, bars, or the like, for confining birds or animals.
a cagelike enclosure for a cashier or bank teller.
an elevator car.
a similar enclosure for raising and lowering workers in a mine shaft.
any skeleton framework, esp. in construction.
a movable mesh backstop used for baseball batting practice.
a frame with a net attached to it, forming the goal in ice hockey and field hockey.
(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
John, 1912–92, U.S. composer.
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a container with bars for an animal to live in
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
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.
- hok; kouAfrikaans
- gaiolaPortuguese (BR)
- der KäfigGerman
- krletka, kavezCroatian
- kalitka, ketrecHungarian
- narvas, narvelisLithuanian
- būris; krātiņš; sprostsLatvian
- cuşcă; colivieRomanian
- 籠Chinese (Trad.)
- 笼Chinese (Simp.)
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