What does cage mean?

Definitions for cagekeɪdʒ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cage.

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"


  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

  10. Origin: [F. cage, fr. L. cavea cavity, cage, fr. cavus hollow. Cf. Cave, n., Cajole, Gabion.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cage

    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

  1. Nouns Frequency

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cage in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Wayne Pacelle:

    This is the last bastion of cage confinement in industrial ag.

  2. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne:

    Marriage is like a cage one sees the birds outside desperate to get in, and those inside equally desperate to get out.

  3. Millicent Fenwick:

    Never feel self-pity, the most destructive emotion there is. How awful to be caught up in the terrible squirrel cage of self.

  4. Leonardo DiCaprio:

    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.

  5. Robert Burton:

    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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