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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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▪ At the Cotswold Wildlife Park devices are fitted to their rare birds which are housed in large strengthened cages.
▪ Apart from the sacks of feed and the table and scales, the room held four large cages.
▪ The Endomorph isn't necessarily large framed but is sturdily built with a large rib cage, waist and hips.
▪ She was not lying down, but rather squatted quietly in the small portable cage into which they had put her.
▪ More fundamental were his experiments with hawks, in which he fed them meat contained in small cages.
▪ A member of the Kennel Club, she kept most of the animals in small cages in two bedrooms.
▪ The bear paces in a too-#small cage, its snout rubbed raw by the rusted bars.
▪ Noisily opening the door in front of her and carrying a small portable cage from which Creggan instinctively flinched in fear.
▪ A small wooden cage was attached to it.
▪ Consisting of smaller cages that fly around independently within a big circle, it needed a pair.
▪ Then she picked up the wicker bird cage and took it to the sill.
▪ The restraining bar is bolted across our laps and the cage door is locked firmly in place.
▪ Its single elevator had a cage door.
▪ He was telling her the cage door was open but she was still chained to the bars.
▪ But when they shoved him into the box and dropped the cage door down, his hands quit taking instruction.
▪ As she stepped out of the front door, Alexandra felt like a bird finding its cage door opportunely left open.
▪ The linnet lifted its beak and uttered a few melancholy notes as she opened the cage door.
▪ The cage door had been opened in five-star style and his birds had flown.
▪ Now she had to wear this metal cage to stop the bones in her neck crumbling.
▪ A metal cage encased the weight-lifting area, which consisted of two tiny rooms.
▪ The Endomorph isn't necessarily large framed but is sturdily built with a large rib cage, waist and hips.
▪ The cold pressed into his rib cage.
▪ His rib cage was missing on one side where a large piece of shell casing stuck out from under his breastbone.
▪ I drive my chin into his rib cage.
▪ Graham Marshall followed with injuries to his rib cage which according to the internationalist following the game, will possibly terminate his career.
▪ It gradually tightens itself so as to not allow for expansion of the rib cage.
▪ Breathe in and out - not too deeply, expanding both the top and bottom of the rib cage Muscle-tensing.
▪ No bulging rib cages, no collar bones out to here, no sunken eyes or bizarre hipbone bulges.
▪ Tax tables and residence requirements now are subjects being discussed around batting cages.
▪ Petersburg batting cage, taking hitting lessons from Walter Hriniak.
▪ Some of the neighbours knew about my interest in birds, but they thought I kept them in cages.
Keep your weight in your feet. Keep your rib cage up.
▪ If I fail, my pet will be kept in a cage for the rest of its life.
▪ For their own safety the babies were kept in cages but were handled every day by Regina and Monica.
▪ Broilers are not kept in cages but are reared on deep-litter floors in large houses.
▪ The linnet lifted its beak and uttered a few melancholy notes as she opened the cage door.
▪ But the animal was bad-tempered, and one night Eugene opened the cage and let him shamble away.
▪ Bobo tell trainer who open cage big fire?
▪ Jack opened a cage to gentle one of the birds.
▪ He put it in his pocket and opened another cage.
▪ He opened the cage and let it go.
▪ Harte carefully removed his bird and put the cage on the balcony.
▪ Their clients go to them to be tied up, whipped or put in a cage.
▪ Deeply afraid that this man was going to put me in a cage.
▪ So when you have caught one spider, bring it home and put it in the cage.
rattle sb's cage
▪ Who rattled your cage?
▪ A member of the Kennel Club, she kept most of the animals in small cages in two bedrooms.
▪ Breathe in and out - not too deeply, expanding both the top and bottom of the rib cage Muscle-tensing.
▪ Its single elevator had a cage door.
▪ Simple and quite open, temporary cages.
▪ The animal crouched ready for an attack and then dashed across its cage floor towards the spot where Leyhausen was standing.
▪ The cold pressed into his rib cage.
▪ Throw anything you want into our cage and we will give it serious consideration.
▪ Trapping is a method which meets with limited success and involves feeding within a specialised wire cage for a period of time.
▪ A male is caged on one side of a barrier separating him from the females in the same cage for 2 days.
▪ He would never try to cage Mark.
▪ With the restoration of democracy in 1986, the monster that Marcos had unleashed refused to be caged.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Cage \Cage\ (k[=a]j), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Caged (k[=a]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. Caging.] To confine in, or as in, a cage; to shut up or confine. ``Caged and starved to death.''


Cage \Cage\, n. [F. cage, fr. L. cavea cavity, cage, fr. cavus hollow. Cf. Cave, n., Cajole, Gabion.]

  1. A box or inclosure, wholly or partly of openwork, in wood or metal, used for confining birds or other animals.

    In his cage, like parrot fine and gay.

  2. A place of confinement for malefactors

    Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a cage.

  3. (Carp.) An outer framework of timber, inclosing something within it; as, the cage of a staircase.

  4. (Mach.)

    1. A skeleton frame to limit the motion of a loose piece, as a ball valve.

    2. A wirework strainer, used in connection with pumps and pipes.

  5. The box, bucket, or inclosed platform of a lift or elevator; a cagelike structure moving in a shaft.

  6. (Mining) The drum on which the rope is wound in a hoisting whim.

  7. (Baseball) The catcher's wire mask.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

early 13c., from Old French cage "cage, prison; retreat, hideout" (12c.), from Latin cavea "hollow place, enclosure for animals, coop, hive, stall, dungeon, spectators' seats in the theater" (source also of Italian gabbia "basket for fowls, coop;" see cave (n.)).


1570s, from cage (n.). Related: Caged; caging.


n. (surname)

  1. n. an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals are kept [syn: coop]

  2. something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement

  3. United States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992) [syn: John Cage, John Milton Cage Jr.]

  4. the net that is the goal in ice hockey

  5. a movable screen placed behind home base to catch balls during batting practice [syn: batting cage]


v. confine in a cage; "The animal was caged" [syn: cage in]


CAGE may refer to:

  • CAGE questionnaire
  • CAGE (organisation), a London-based human rights organization
  • Cap analysis gene expression
  • Commercial and Government Entity
See also
  • Cage (disambiguation)
Cage (song)

"Cage" is a single released by Dir En Grey on May 26, 1999. The second track is a remix of the song "「S」", originally released on the EP Missa. The song was covered by Mejibray for Crush! 3 - 90's V-Rock Best Hit Cover Love Songs-, which was released on June 27, 2012 and features current visual kei bands covering love songs by visual kei artists of the 90's. The title track is known for its music video, featuring vocalist Kyo torturing a ballerina. It is also known for Toshiya's bass solo. The song is the band's most popular of their old sound, along with Yokan.

Cage (enclosure)

A cage is an enclosure often made of mesh, bars or wires, used to confine, contain or protect something or someone. A cage can serve many purposes, including keeping an animal in captivity, capturing, and being used for display of an animal at a zoo.

Cage (rapper)

Christian Palko (born May 4, 1973), better known by his stage nameCage, is an American hip hop recording artist from Middletown, Orange County, New York. Cage is perhaps best known for his work under the labels Definitive Jux and Eastern Conference, as well as his 2002 debut studio album Movies for the Blind. Since his debut, Cage has released four albums, with the latest being 2013's Kill the Architect. He has also released two compilation albums and two extended plays.

Cage is the founder of the underground hip hop supergroup The Weathermen, which was formed in 1999. He also established a group called Smut Peddlers, with hip hop duo The High & Mighty, publishing an album titled Porn Again, in 2001. He is also known for his collaborations with New Jersey rapper Tame One; the two are collectively known as Leak Bros.. Cage was also one-half of the duo The Nighthawks, which paired him alongside fellow American rapper Camu Tao, until Tao's death, which occurred in 2008.

Cage (band)

Cage is an American heavy metal band from San Diego, California.

Cage (Srebrenik)

Cage is a village in Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to the 1991 census, the village is located in the municipality of Srebrenik.

Cage (film)

Cage is a 1989 American martial arts action film starring Reb Brown and Lou Ferrigno.

Cage (graph theory)

In the mathematical area of graph theory, a cage is a regular graph that has as few vertices as possible for its girth.

Formally, an (r,g)-graph is defined to be a graph in which each vertex has exactly r neighbors, and in which the shortest cycle has length exactly g. It is known that an (r,g)-graph exists for any combination of r ≥ 2 and g ≥ 3. An (r,g)-cage is an (r,g)-graph with the fewest possible number of vertices, among all (r,g)-graphs.

If a Moore graph exists with degree r and girth g, it must be a cage. Moreover, the bounds on the sizes of Moore graphs generalize to cages: any cage with odd girth g must have at least

1 + r∑(r − 1)
vertices, and any cage with even girth g must have at least

2∑(r − 1)

vertices. Any (r,g)-graph with exactly this many vertices is by definition a Moore graph and therefore automatically a cage.

There may exist multiple cages for a given combination of r and g. For instance there are three nonisomorphic (3,10)-cages, each with 70 vertices : the Balaban 10-cage, the Harries graph and the Harries–Wong graph. But there is only one (3,11)-cage : the Balaban 11-cage (with 112 vertices).

CAGE (organisation)

CAGE, formerly Cageprisoners Ltd, is a London-based advocacy organization with an Islamic focus, whose stated aim is "empower communities impacted by the War on Terror" and "highlight and campaign against state policies" pertaining to the War on Terror". The organization has worked closely with number of former detainees held by the United States and campaigns on behalf of Muslim prisoners, including convicted terrorists.

Its director, Moazzam Begg, is a former Guantánamo Bay detainee who was released without charge in 2005 by President Bush over the objections of the Pentagon, the CIA, and the FBI (all of whom were concerned that Begg could still be a dangerous terrorist). In November 2010, The Guardian reported that US embassy cables showed a US U-turn, praising Begg over his campaign for Europe to take in other Guantanamo detainees.

Usage examples of "cage".

But Conan doubted, for once, in a gold-barred cage in an Hyrkanian city, he had seen an abysmal sad-eyed beast which men told him was an ape, and there had been about it naught of the demoniac malevolence which vibrated in the shrieking laughter that echoed from the black jungle.

The metal hoops of the accelerating cage sang lightly as the weight came on.

The scene was immediately acted with great success, and our hero cooped up in his cage, where he waited so long, that his desires began to subside, and his imagination to aggravate the danger of his situation.

Instead of cages, in the centre of his wooden construction, he had a small reflector telescope, secure on an altazimuth mount.

Not only had she been made a widow during her twentieth anniversary celebration, but she and her daughter were locked in cages, kept like slaves for the amusement of a couple of demented perverts.

He glanced about, at the cage, the obliviously moving aliens, at the slick sheen of mercury-like substance that covered the armature of the birdcage.

For as by way of possibility, Since thou art at thy large, of prison free, And art a lord, great is thine avantage, More than is mine, that sterve here in a cage.

And the Babiroussa would have been installed in its cage in the Jardin des Plantes, and have drawn all the curious people of the capital!

While he and Begay lay motionless, two of the guards turned and walked off, leaving only one of their number standing in front of the cage.

The convoy appeared to be in the process of installing Commander ho Bem in one of the cages.

For a minute, as bra Bem stood stolidly in the middle of the cage, the captain was afraid the Pandronian was actually going to resist the rescue.

STAR TREK NIB 23 When the sun rose again, Commander bn Bem was back in his cage.

Kirk, Spock, and bn Bem found themselves secured within the three cages only recently vacated.

He was caged between surgeries, fed raw meat and vitamin injections, anesthetized and programmed in ways that are sophisticated even for today: biofeedback, subliminal conditioning.

As he put the budgie back into its cage it crossed his mind that he ought to buy Danny a companion.