Meaning of CAGE in English
— cageless , adj. — cagelike , adj.
/kayj/ , n. , v. , caged, caging .
1. a boxlike enclosure having wires, bars, or the like, for confining and displaying birds or animals.
2. anything that confines or imprisons; prison.
3. something resembling a cage in structure, as for a cashier or bank teller.
4. the car or enclosed platform of an elevator.
5. Mining. an enclosed platform for raising and lowering people and cars in a mine shaft.
6. any skeleton framework.
7. Baseball. a movable backstop for use mainly in batting practice.
8. a frame with a net attached to it, forming the goal in ice hockey and field hockey.
9. Basketball Older Use. the basket.
10. a loose, sheer or lacy overdress worn with a slip or a close-fitting dress.
11. Ordn. a steel framework for supporting guns.
12. Mach. retainer 1 (def. 3).
13. to put or confine in or as if in a cage.
14. Sports. to shoot (as a puck) into a cage so as to score a goal.
[ 1175-1225; ME cavea birdcage, equiv. to cav ( us ) hollow + -ea, fem. of -eus adj. suffix ]
Syn. 1. pen, coop, enclosure, pound.
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012