cage

[ keyj ]
/ keɪdʒ /
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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.

Origin of cage

1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin cavea birdcage, equivalent to cav(us) hollow + -ea, feminine of -eus adj. suffix

SYNONYMS FOR cage

Related forms

cage·less, adjectivecage·like, adjectivere·cage, verb (used with object), re·caged, re·cag·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for caging (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 caging (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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