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cage

 (kāj)
n.
1. A structure for confining birds or animals, enclosed on at least one side by a grating of wires or bars that lets in air and light.
2. A barred room or fenced enclosure for confining prisoners.
3. An enclosing openwork structure: placed a protective cage over the sapling; a bank teller's cage.
4. A skeletal support, as for a building; a framework.
5. An elevator car.
6.
a. Baseball A batting cage.
b. Sports A goal, as in hockey or soccer, made of a net attached to a frame.
tr.v. caged, cag·ing, cag·es
To put or confine in or as if in a cage. See Synonyms at enclose.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin cavea.]

cage

(keɪdʒ)
n
1.
a. an enclosure, usually made with bars or wire, for keeping birds, monkeys, mice, etc
b. (as modifier): cage bird.
2. a thing or place that confines or imprisons
3. something resembling a cage in function or structure: the rib cage.
4. the enclosed platform of a lift, esp as used in a mine
5. (Mechanical Engineering) engineering a skeleton ring device that ensures that the correct amount of space is maintained between the individual rollers or balls in a rolling bearing
6. (Basketball) informal the basket used in basketball
7. (Hockey (Field & Ice)) informal the goal in ice hockey
8. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) US a steel framework on which guns are supported
9. rattle someone's cage informal to upset or anger someone
vb
(tr) to confine in or as in a cage
[C13: from Old French, from Latin cavea enclosure, from cavus hollow]

Cage

(keɪdʒ)
n
(Biography) John. 1912–92, US composer of experimental music for a variety of conventional, modified, or invented instruments. He evolved a type of music apparently undetermined by the composer, such as in Imaginary Landscape (1951) for 12 radio sets. Other works include Reunion (1968), Apartment Building 1776 (1976), and Europeras 3 and 4 (1990)

cage

(keɪdʒ)

n., v. caged, cag•ing. n.
1. 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.
6. any skeleton framework, esp. in construction.
7. a movable mesh backstop used for baseball batting practice.
8. a frame with a net attached to it, forming the goal in ice hockey and field hockey.
v.t.
9. to put or confine in or as if in a cage.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin cavea birdcage, derivative of cavus hollow]
cage′like`, adj.

Cage

(keɪdʒ)

n.
John, 1912–92, U.S. composer.

cage

- Came to English from Latin cavea, "enclosure for animals; coop, hive, or stall"—or "dungeon."
See also related terms for stall.

cage


Past participle: caged
Gerund: caging

Imperative
cage
cage
Present
I cage
you cage
he/she/it cages
we cage
you cage
they cage
Preterite
I caged
you caged
he/she/it caged
we caged
you caged
they caged
Present Continuous
I am caging
you are caging
he/she/it is caging
we are caging
you are caging
they are caging
Present Perfect
I have caged
you have caged
he/she/it has caged
we have caged
you have caged
they have caged
Past Continuous
I was caging
you were caging
he/she/it was caging
we were caging
you were caging
they were caging
Past Perfect
I had caged
you had caged
he/she/it had caged
we had caged
you had caged
they had caged
Future
I will cage
you will cage
he/she/it will cage
we will cage
you will cage
they will cage
Future Perfect
I will have caged
you will have caged
he/she/it will have caged
we will have caged
you will have caged
they will have caged
Future Continuous
I will be caging
you will be caging
he/she/it will be caging
we will be caging
you will be caging
they will be caging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been caging
you have been caging
he/she/it has been caging
we have been caging
you have been caging
they have been caging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been caging
you will have been caging
he/she/it will have been caging
we will have been caging
you will have been caging
they will have been caging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been caging
you had been caging
he/she/it had been caging
we had been caging
you had been caging
they had been caging
Conditional
I would cage
you would cage
he/she/it would cage
we would cage
you would cage
they would cage
Past Conditional
I would have caged
you would have caged
he/she/it would have caged
we would have caged
you would have caged
they would have caged

cage

A net cage within which discus and hammer events are undertaken.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cage - an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be keptcage - an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept
birdcage - a cage in which a bird can be kept
enclosure - a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
hutch - a cage (usually made of wood and wire mesh) for small animals
squirrel cage - cage with a cylindrical framework that rotates as a small animal runs inside it
2.cage - something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement
constraint, restraint - the state of being physically constrained; "dogs should be kept under restraint"
iron cage - a cage from which there is no escape
3.Cage - United States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992)
4.cage - the net that is the goal in ice hockey
net - a goal lined with netting (as in soccer or hockey)
5.cage - a movable screen placed behind home base to catch balls during batting practice
baseball equipment - equipment used in playing baseball
Verb1.cage - confine in a cage; "The animal was caged"
detain, confine - deprive of freedom; take into confinement

cage

noun
1. enclosure, pen, coop, hutch, pound, corral (U.S.) I hate to see animals being kept in cages.
verb
1. shut up, confine, restrain, imprison, lock up, mew, incarcerate, fence in, impound, coop up, immure, pound Don't you think it's cruel to cage wild creatures?
rattle someone's cage annoy, anger, bother, provoke, bug (informal), needle (informal), irritate, tease, harass, hassle (informal), aggravate (informal), gall, madden, ruffle, exasperate, nettle, vex, irk, rile, harry, get under your skin (informal), get on your nerves (informal), get up your nose (informal), piss you off (taboo slang), get your goat (slang), get on your wick (Brit. slang), put your back up Ignore him - he's just trying to rattle your cage.

cage

verb
To confine within a limited area:
coop (in or up), enclose, fence (in), immure, mew (up), pen, shut in, shut up, wall (in or up).
Translations
قَفَصهَيْكَلٌ قَفَصي الشَّكْليَحْبِسُ في قَفَص
klectežní kleczavřít do klece
burbure indemineelevator
häkki
kavez
kalitkába zár
búrlyftuklefisetja í búr
かご
새장
kabinakeltuvasnarvasnarvelisnarvelyje laikomas paukštis
būrisiesprostotkrātiņšlifta kabīnesprosts
chovať v klietke
kletka
bur
กรง
kafeskafese koymakmaden ocağı asansörü
lồng

cage

[keɪdʒ]
A. Njaula f; (in mine) → jaula f de ascensor
B. VTenjaular
like a caged tigercomo una fiera enjaulada
C. CPD cage(d) bird Npájaro m de jaula

cage

[ˈkeɪdʒ]
n [animal] → cage f
to rattle sb's cage → faire suer qn
Who rattled your cage?
BUT Qu'est ce qui te prend?.
vt [+ animal] → mettre en cage; [+ person] → envoyer derrière les barreaux

cage

n
Käfig m; (= small birdcage)Bauer nt or m; cage birdKäfigvogel m
(of lift)Aufzug m; (Min) → Förderkorb m
vt (also cage up)in einen Käfig sperren, einsperren

cage

[keɪdʒ]
1. n (gen, in mine) → gabbia
2. vtmettere in gabbia
cage in vt + advingabbiare

cage

(keidʒ) noun
1. a box of wood, wire etc for holding birds or animals. The lion has escaped from its cage; a bird-cage.
2. a lift in a mine.
verb
to put in a cage. Some people think that it is cruel to cage wild animals.
ˈcagebird noun
a bird, eg a canary, suitable for keeping in a cage.

cage

قَفَص klec bur Käfig κλουβί jaula häkki cage kavez gabbia かご 새장 kooi bur klatka jaula клетка bur กรง kafes lồng 笼子
References in classic literature ?
Feeling very much out of sorts herself, Jo hurried into the parlor to find Beth sobbing over Pip, the canary, who lay dead in the cage with his little claws pathetically extended, as if imploring the food for want of which he had died.
Children stopping before the cage are fascinated, men turn away with an air of disgust, and women linger for a moment, trying per- haps to remember which one of their male acquain- tances the thing in some faint way resembles.
A green and yellow parrot, which hung in a cage outside the door, kept repeating over and over:
yelled Daggoo, straining forwards and backwards on his seat, like a pacing tiger in his cage.
A lost land-bird of strange plumage strays on board, and is made a captive: out of clean shaved rods of right-whale bone, and cross-beams of sperm whale ivory, the carpenter makes a pagoda-looking cage for it.
When night fell he was pacing up and down his cell like a wild beast that breaks its teeth upon the bars of its cage.
As the carriage drove in, Eva seemed like a bird ready to burst from a cage, with the wild eagerness of her delight.
From the north cage one looks up the Neckar gorge; from the west one he looks down it.
There was a mutinous leap of the heart then, a beating of wings against the door of the cage, a longing for the freedom of the big world outside.
Her face darkened with a vindictive despair, and she paced the little cage of a room backward and forward, softly.
There I see him, high up, behind the bars of a lofty iron cage, bloody and dusty as last night, looking through.
A bird, in a cage very little bigger than himself, makes a mournful rattle now and then in hopping on his perch, two inches high, or dropping from it; but neither sings nor chirps.