verb (used with object), caged, cag·ing.
Origin of cage
Synonyms for cage
Related Words for cagecrate, pen, jail, enclosure, coop, corral, fold, mew, pound, pinfold, incarcerate, hem, envelop, immure, enclose, imprison, restrain, confine, impound
Examples from the Web for cage
Contemporary Examples of 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
November 10, 2014
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
November 8, 2014
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
July 11, 2014
Historical Examples of cage
After the incident of the birds and cage, my sagacity was for some time at fault.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
Stevie prowled round the table like an excited animal in a cage.The Secret Agent
I opened the door of his cage and, snatching the puppy, fled.A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
Squirrels shouldn't swim, and if I can catch it I will put it in a cage.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
He paced the chamber like a beast in a cage, hissing out the words in his anger.Casanova's Homecoming
- 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.