- IPA: /keɪdʒ/
cage (plural cages)
- An enclosure made of bars, normally to hold animals.
- We keep a bird in a cage.
- The tigers are in a cage to protect the public.
- The most dangerous prisoners are locked away in a cage.
- The passenger compartment of a lift.
- (hockey, water polo) The goal.
- (US, derogatory, slang) An automobile.
- (figuratively) Something that hinders freedom.
- (athletics) The area from which competitors throw a discus or hammer.
- An outer framework of timber, enclosing something within it.
- (engineering) A skeleton frame to limit the motion of a loose piece, such as a ball valve.
- A wirework strainer, used in connection with pumps and pipes.
- (mining) The drum on which the rope is wound in a hoisting whim.
- (baseball) The catcher's wire mask.
- (graph theory) A regular graph that has as few vertices as possible for its girth.
cage (cages, present participle caging; past and past participle caged)
- To confine in a cage; to put into and keep in a cage.
- (figuratively) To restrict someone's movement or creativity.
- To track individual responses to direct mail, either (advertising) to maintain and develop mailing lists or (politics) to identify people who are not eligible to vote because they do not reside at the registered addresses.