Meaning of CAGE in English

CAGE

n. & v.

--n.

1. a structure of bars or wires, esp. for confining animals or birds.

2 any similar open framework, esp. an enclosed platform or lift in a mine or the compartment for passengers in a lift.

3 colloq. a camp for prisoners of war.

--v.tr. place or keep in a cage.

Phrases and idioms:

cage-bird a bird of the kind customarily kept in a cage.

Etymology: ME f. OF f. L cavea

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.