cage


1cage

noun \ˈkāj\

: a box made of wire or metal bars in which people keep animals or birds

Full Definition of CAGE

1
:  a box or enclosure having some openwork for confining or carrying animals (as birds)
2
a :  a barred cell for confining prisoners
b :  a fenced area for prisoners of war
3
:  a framework serving as support <the steel cage of a skyscraper>
4
a :  an enclosure resembling a cage in form or purpose <a cashier's cage>
b :  an arrangement of atoms or molecules so bonded as to enclose a space in which another atom or ion (as of a metal) can reside
5
a :  batting cage
b :  a goal consisting of posts or a frame with a net attached (as in ice hockey)
6
:  a large building containing an area for practicing outdoor sports and often adapted for indoor events
cage·ful \-ˌfl\ noun

Examples of CAGE

  1. <the dogs and cats at the animal shelter looked so sad in their cages>

Origin of CAGE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin cavea cavity, cage, from cavus hollow — more at cave
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with CAGE

2cage

verb
cagedcag·ing

Definition of CAGE

transitive verb
1
:  to confine or keep in or as if in a cage
2
:  to drive (as a puck) into a cage and score a goal

Examples of CAGE

  1. <caged the rabbit at night so she wouldn't wake everyone up>

First Known Use of CAGE

1556

Cage

biographical name \ˈkāj\

Definition of CAGE

John Milton 1912–1992 Am. composer

cage

noun \ˈkāj\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CAGE

: an arrangement of atoms or molecules so bonded as to enclose a space in which another atom or ion (as of a metal) can reside

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