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cage

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noun \ˈkāj\

Simple Definition of cage

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

Full Definition of cage

  1. 1 :  a box or enclosure having some openwork for confining or carrying animals (as birds)

  2. 2 a :  a barred cell for confining prisoners b :  a fenced area for prisoners of war

  3. 3 :  a framework serving as support <the steel cage of a skyscraper>

  4. 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. 5 a :  batting cage b :  a goal consisting of posts or a frame with a net attached (as in ice hockey)

  6. 6 :  a large building containing an area for practicing outdoor sports and often adapted for indoor events

cage·ful play \-ˌfu̇l\ 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


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cage

verb

Definition of cage

cagedcag·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to confine or keep in or as if in a cage

  3. 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>



1556

First Known Use of cage

1556


Cage

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biographical name \ˈkāj\

Definition of Cage

  1. John Milton 1912–1992 Am. composer




Medical Dictionary

cage

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noun \ˈkāj\

Medical Definition of cage

  1. :  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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