Cage - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |keɪdʒ|  American pronunciation of the word cage
Brit.  |keɪdʒ|  British pronunciation of the word cage


- an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept (syn: coop)
- something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement
- United States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992)
- the net that is the goal in ice hockey
- a movable screen placed behind home base to catch balls during batting practice


- confine in a cage


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

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

This bird should be caged in.

An immortal soul imprisoned in a cage of cartilage and of skin. (D. Brewster, More Worlds than One, 1854)

The animal was caged

The lion was released from its cage.

...the cage badly needed to be cleaned of the rabbit's excreta...

Let him refind his inner rebel, the famous irreverent maverick, let the tiger out of the cage.

She carefully nestled the hamster into its cage.

It seems unnatural to keep the bird in a cage.

They dragged the reluctant animal into the cage.

The monkey rattled the bars of his cage.

As a musician, Cage is hard to classify.

Camfield was lucky in getting Cage and Rampling as guest stars.

The cage should be lined with straw.

Word forms

singular: cage
plural: cages
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