verb (used with object), caged, cag·ing.
- café-au-lait spot,
- cagayan de oro,
- cage bird,
- cage fighting,
- cage zone melting,
- cage, john,
Origin of cage
Examples from the Web for cage
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
- an enclosure, usually made with bars or wire, for keeping birds, monkeys, mice, etc
- (as modifier)cagebird
Word Origin for cage
early 13c., from Old French cage "cage, prison; retreat, hideout" (12c.), from Latin cavea "hollow place, enclosure for animals, coop, hive, stall, dungeon, spectators' seats in the theater" (cf. Italian gabbia "basket for fowls, coop;" see cave (n.)).
1570s, from cage (n.). Related: Caged; caging.