What does cage mean?

Definitions for cage
keɪdʒcage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cage, coopnoun

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

  2. cagenoun

    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. cagenoun

    the net that is the goal in ice hockey

  5. batting cage, cageverb

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

  6. cage, cage inverb

    confine in a cage

    "The animal was caged"

Wiktionary

  1. cagenoun

    an enclosure made of bars, normally to hold animals.

    Etymology: From cage, from Latin cavea

  2. cagenoun

    the passenger compartment of a lift

    Etymology: From cage, from Latin cavea

  3. cagenoun

    the goal.

    Etymology: From cage, from Latin cavea

  4. cagenoun

    (US derogatory slang) automobile

    Etymology: From cage, from Latin cavea

  5. cagenoun

    Something that hinders freedom.

    Etymology: From cage, from Latin cavea

  6. cageverb

    to put into a cage

    Etymology: From cage, from Latin cavea

  7. cageverb

    to keep in a cage

    Etymology: From cage, from Latin cavea

  8. cageverb

    To track individual responses to direct mail.

    Etymology: From cage, from Latin cavea

  9. cageverb

    to restrict someone's movement or creativity

    Etymology: From cage, from Latin cavea

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cagenoun

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

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

  2. Cagenoun

    a place of confinement for malefactors

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

  3. Cagenoun

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

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

  4. Cagenoun

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

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

  5. Cagenoun

    a wirework strainer, used in connection with pumps and pipes

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

  6. Cagenoun

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

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

  7. Cagenoun

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

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

  8. Cagenoun

    the catcher's wire mask

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

  9. Cageverb

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

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

Freebase

  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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cage

    An iron cage formed of hoops on the top of a pole, and filled with combustibles to blaze for two hours. It is lighted one hour before high-water, and marks an intricate channel navigable for the period it burns; much used formerly by fishermen.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of cage in a Sentence

  1. Victor Cuevas:

    Tigers are hardwired to roam hundreds of square miles, so there's no cage that's going to be sufficient for them, the only reason that people have tigers as pets is to try to show off to others.

  2. RVM:

    Many people age into a cage. They suddenly feel helpless waiting for death because they have no reason to live.

  3. Richard Lovelace, To Althea from Prison:

    Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. The city as an eternal cycle of the cycle of instincts in nature. 2. City of sinners The city of sinners is a wasteland of illusion where people are lost in delusions, the city is blind and cynical. There are more and more cities and fewer people. The city diminishes the importance of human life. Life and experience is a commodity that creates new illusions that people call their goals for the sake of money ... The city is a great fog of illusion, a timeless trap of reincarnation life. A paradoxical dream of karma that confuses more and more. 3. Centrifuge for astronauts, karmic nostalgia Nostalgia is a thought that gives infinity to the karmic web of illusions. Changing the soul and mind beyond recognition. The mystery of life is a temporary loop of the reincarnation rails. The time trap of the mental labyrinth. Thought leading to the perfection of the mind. Thought is reborn. Sleep is an extension of reality. Sleep is a projector that projects philosophy into reality. There is no reality. This is an invention of the general subconscious, an invented world of people. Billions of projections of all people form a computer game. Through the subconscious, which rots from the instincts and paradoxes of selfishness. Everything moves into reality. The karmic labyrinth of illusions, both in a dream and in reality, moves and changes. In a web of illusions, intuition and awareness will turn everything into a lucid dream and give a healing insight. Free from the slavery of thought. Again and again in each new life, the same thought becomes philosophy, the meaning of life is like a centrifuge of reincarnation, you see hallucinations, but this is the truth of deja vu wormhole in the void. Holes in reincarnation and the wheel of samsara which increases pressure atmospheres. You are in a centrifuge, you think the world revolves around you, but in fact it is you that revolves around your selfishness. Atmospheres of pressure of healing insight increase. The brain is bleeding you are born. The biology of the body creates the illusion of hypper acceleration in the chrono incubator, the hypper of a person growing up like a flower in a pot that does not know the earth. Like a fish in an aquarium that everyone is looking at. Like a hamster in a cage that exists but does not live. And you will know the illusion of infinity in one century, hypper sleep, hypper accelerated maturation is given by the second hand of the clock. But amnesia in the new life washes everything away, it interferes with the renunciation of the past mistakes of life, which also reincarnate, and only deja vu and intuition reveal the veil of secrecy. A centrifuge for astronauts, karmic nostalgia is what keeps us in the labyrinth of illusions of the subconscious. 4. Time is a storm of karma and calm of hopes. 5. Wastelands of life lead to the shores of immortality. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. Ted CRUZ:

    This is not a cage match, and you look at the questions: 'Donald Trump are you a comic book villain? Ben Carson can you do math? John Kasich will you insult two people over here? Marco Rubio why don't you resign? Jeb Bush why have your numbers fallen?' How about talking about the substantive issues people care about?

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