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Definition of "cage" []

  • 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. (noun)
  • A barred room or fenced enclosure for confining prisoners. (noun)
  • An enclosing openwork structure: placed a protective cage over the sapling; a bank teller's cage. (noun)
  • A skeletal support, as for a building; a framework. (noun)
  • An elevator car. (noun)
  • An enclosure, usually made with bars or wire, for keeping birds, monkeys, mice, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A thing or place that confines or imprisons (noun)
  • Something resembling a cage in function or structure (noun)
  • The enclosed platform of a lift, esp as used in a mine (noun)
  • A skeleton ring device that ensures that the correct amount of space is maintained between the individual rollers or balls in a rolling bearing (noun)
  • The basket used in basketball (noun)
  • The goal in ice hockey (noun)
  • A steel framework on which guns are supported (noun)
  • To confine in or as in a cage (verb)

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Use "cage" in a sentence
  • "She observed that the pair which he then saw building their nest in her cage, were a male and female, who had been hatched and reared in that very _cage_, and were not in existence when the mossy cradle was fabricated in which _they_ first saw light. ""
  • "For one, the egg industry and others had demonstrated the power of the label cage free, yet Hudson Valley had done nothing to get the word out that its ducks were not in cages."
  • "Marécage is French for swamp, so the title translates as The flower of the swamp, a head."