cage

[ keyj ]
/ keɪdʒ /

noun

verb (used with object), caged, cag·ing.

to put or confine in or as if in a cage.
Sports. to shoot (as a puck) into a cage so as to score a goal.

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Origin of cage

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English, from Old French, from Latin cavea “birdcage,” equivalent to cav(us) “hollow” + -ea, feminine of -eus adjective suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM cage

cageless, adjectivecagelike, adjectivere·cage, verb (used with object), re·caged, re·cag·ing.

Definition for cage (2 of 2)

Cage
[ keyj ]
/ keɪdʒ /

noun

John, 1912–1992, U.S. composer.
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British Dictionary definitions for cage (1 of 2)

cage
/ (keɪdʒ) /

noun

verb

(tr) to confine in or as in a cage

Word Origin for cage

C13: from Old French, from Latin cavea enclosure, from cavus hollow

British Dictionary definitions for cage (2 of 2)

Cage
/ (keɪdʒ) /

noun

John. 1912–92, US composer of experimental music for a variety of conventional, modified, or invented instruments. He evolved a type of music apparently undetermined by the composer, such as in Imaginary Landscape (1951) for 12 radio sets. Other works include Reunion (1968), Apartment Building 1776 (1976), and Europeras 3 and 4 (1990)
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