Meaning of CAGE in English



Pronunciation: ' k ā j

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin cavea cavity, cage, from cavus hollow ― more at CAVE

Date: 13th century

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

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

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

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 a : BATTING CAGE b : a goal consisting of posts or a frame with a net attached (as in ice hockey)

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

– cage · ful \ - ˌ fu ̇ l \ noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.