verb (used with object), caged, cag·ing.
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Origin of cage
OTHER WORDS FROM cagecageless, adjectivecagelike, adjectivere·cage, verb (used with object), re·caged, re·cag·ing.
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Definition for cage (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for cage
In a later experiment, they showed that animals, when given the choice, actively avoided areas of their cages that, when entered, triggered the activation of the neurons.Why do you feel lonely? Neuroscience is starting to find answers.|Amy Nordrum|September 4, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Ten weeks later, each monkey was moved with its mother to an unfamiliar cage.
The team also analyzed blood levels of the stress hormone cortisol before and after the time spent in the new cage.
That blood had been collected before, during and after their time in the new cage.A bit of stress may help young people build resilience|Esther Landhuis|August 27, 2020|Science News For Students
Around the same time, the psychiatrist Cesar Agostini kept dogs in cages rigged with bells that jangled horribly whenever they tried to lie down and sleep, and in the 1920s researchers in Japan did something similar with cages studded with nails.
But you wonder how even the sane keep from losing their minds when you step into a cell—or rather a cage—at Graterford.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is empty, the door swung open—perhaps the bird has already flown, or perhaps the cage awaits its next inhabitant.Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When I first heard about the sport, I assumed that it was a “no holds barred” cage match where pretty much anything goes.
Two men, literally in a cage, were attacking each other while the pastor and his friends cheered.
Everything in the cage will be programmed from moment to moment.A ‘Truman Show’ For Today: The Return of Josh Harris|Anthony Haden-Guest|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The cage containing the odalisk is raised on a hoisting rope so that it hangs in midair with the doors open.
"Jacot," spoke Madelaine, in a low voice, as she raised a corner of the handkerchief which covered the cage.The Young Emigrants; Madelaine Tube; The Boy and the Book; and Crystal Palace|Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick
It was all done in a second; the chandelier fell, the cage opened, and the lioness sprang out.Peter Simple|Frederick Marryat
Carry home this fearsome green mummy on the leaf; put him in a cage made of wire screen, and watch him.Trees Every Child Should Know|Julia Ellen Rogers
"In a little while he will get tame so he will follow us around," said Ole, as he cut the wooden bars for the cage.Mari, Our Little Norwegian Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
British Dictionary definitions for cage (1 of 2)
- an enclosure, usually made with bars or wire, for keeping birds, monkeys, mice, etc
- (as modifier)cagebird