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 .