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 caging
The rise of large and organized states seems to be a universal response to caging.
The sociologist Michael Mann called this process by which wars create larger and more productive societies “caging.”
Small loosely woven round basket for gathering and caging the larv of young locusts.Illustrated Catalogue of the Collections Obtained|James Stevenson
We struggled hard against committing the crime—as we had always considered it—of caging a bird.Bob|Sidney Lanier
That pleases me; and its all due to your caging that lot of plotters in the house, son.The Broncho Rider Boys on the Wyoming Trail|Frank Fowler
The men, who seemed by their footsteps to be several, had gone cautiously down the stairs after caging me.Helmet of Navarre|Bertha Runkle
I know the feelings of our people, as well as I do yours for caging people within that jail.Manuel Pereira|F. C. Adams
- an enclosure, usually made with bars or wire, for keeping birds, monkeys, mice, etc
- (as modifier)cagebird
Word Origin for cage
1570s, from cage (n.). Related: Caged; caging.
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.)).