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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.''


Caged \Caged\ (k[=a]jd), a. Confined in, or as in, a cage; like a cage or prison. ``The caged cloister.''

  1. In a cage. v

  2. (en-past of: cage)


Caged is a 1950 film noir directed by John Cromwell and starring Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby and Hope Emerson. It was nominated for three Academy Awards.

The movie tells the story of a teenage newlywed sent to prison for being an accessory to a robbery. Her experiences while incarcerated, along with the killing of her husband, change her from a frightened young girl into a hardened convict.

Caged was adapted by Virginia Kellogg from the story "Women Without Men" by Kellogg and Bernard C. Schoenfeld. The studio had originally intended it as a vehicle for Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, but reportedly Davis had said she didn't want to make a "dyke movie" (a movie with partial homosexual content) and turned it down.

Caged (2010 film)

Caged is a 2010 French horror film directed and co-written by Yann Gozlan and it is based on a true story. The film is about a woman named Carole who is traumatized after seeing her friend Laura being killed by a dog twenty years ago. Carole works as an aid worker in former Yugoslavia and begins to leave from Kosovo with two co-workers, when she is kidnapped by a Serbian gang of masked men who deal with human organ trafficking.

Caged (2011 film)

Caged is a Dutch neo-noir feature film released in 2011 and tells the story of a married woman who secretly indulges herself in a hedonistic lifestyle.

Caged (disambiguation)

Caged is a 1950 film released by Warner Bros

Caged can also refer to:

  • Incarceration, the detention of a person in prison
Caged (TV series)

Caged is an American reality television series which aired on MTV. It focuses on a group of young up and coming mixed martial arts fighters in small town Minden, Louisiana. The series premiered on January 9, 2012 on MTV and ran for 10 episodes on its first and only season.

Usage examples of "caged".

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.

He recalled how the street seemed inanely alive with the horrid cheer that haunted zoos and menageries, how the cries of bird sellers, of puppy wallahs and cat peddlers intermingled and created an eerie and disturbing echolalia, at once mocking of and mocked by the chatter of their caged and staring stock in trade.

Mice, subject to high rates of predation in the wild, are evolutionarily programmed to invest less in repair and to age more rapidly than similar-sized caged birds that in the wild can escape predators by flying.

Like her, he kept his gharial caged so deep, by the time it emerged it was too late to prepare for its ferocity.

Why had he spoken of that closely caged demon to her--the fear that came to him on dark nights that he was somehow masquerading as the model of a successful courtier, successful man, that all he really was was the lucky inheritor of generations of favour?

He could almost smell the presence of something large and mirksome, caged by the sun but free to walk when the Shining King slept.

Looking at Myr, she decided that it was more probable that he was unaware of the illusion that cloaked her than that he commonly asked caged birds if they needed help.

It was bright enough, I suppose, but it seemed weak and ochreous by comparison with the light which had caged me for so long, in the world of the owls.

Jesse had paced, a caged animal, a restless roaming that moved his lean silhouette from shadow to light, from concealing ebony to illuminating gold.

He paced the room like a caged lion, at one moment execrating Rodman, the next railing against the mob to whose interests he had devoted himself.

There were two little merlins which had only just been taken up from hacking, an old peregrine who was not much use in this wooded country but who was kept for appearances, a kestrel on which the boys had learned the rudiments of falconry, a spar-hawk which Sir Ector was kind enough to keep for the parson, and, caged off in a special apartment of his own at the far end, there was the tiercel goshawk Cully.

When a zygote or an embryo or any of any age died, their wathans were attracted to the buried machine and caged.

The scene would be rehearsed several times before Sultan, tired of mummery and eager for actualities, slunk yawling into the bush, while Baal Burra, whimpering in the dusk, waddled home to be caged.

Remembering the malformed goblin offspring caged in the cellar of the Havendahl house, I inquired about the frequency of birth defects in their broods, and I discovered that our suspicions were correct.

If we stayed, I argued, and the king changed his mind, then death for me, and for Heru the arms of that surly monarch, and all the rest of her life caged in these pallisades amongst the uncouth forms about us.