Meaning of CAGE in English


/ keɪdʒ; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

a structure made of metal bars or wire in which animals or birds are kept :

a birdcage

—see also ribcage


see rattle verb

■ verb

cage sth (up) [ vn ] [ usually passive ] to put or keep an animal in a cage :

The dogs are caged (up) at night.

►  caged adjective :

He paced the room like a caged animal .



Middle English : via Old French from Latin cavea .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.