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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.]

caged

(keɪdʒd)
adj
in a cage
Translations

caged

[ˈkeɪdʒd] adj [bird, animal] → en cage
a caged bird → un oiseau en cage
References in classic literature ?
In a moment the ring of spectators would break at a point nearest the caged lion and the victim would be rolled into the center of the circle.
Too much Ego," said be, peeling the fruit and offering it to the caged devil, who was rending the silk to tatters.
Shortly after we had been caged the amphitheater began to fill and within an hour every available part of the seating space was occupied.