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Meaning of cage

cage

Pronunciation: (kāj), [key]
— n., v., caged, cag•ing.
—n.
  1. a boxlike enclosure having wires, bars, or the like, for confining and displaying birds or animals.
  2. anything that confines or imprisons; prison.
  3. something resembling a cage in structure, as for a cashier or bank teller.
  4. the car or enclosed platform of an elevator.
  5. an enclosed platform for raising and lowering people and cars in a mine shaft.
  6. any skeleton framework.
  7. a movable backstop for use mainly in batting practice.
  8. a frame with a net attached to it, forming the goal in ice hockey and field hockey.
  9. the basket.
  10. a loose, sheer or lacy overdress worn with a slip or a close-fitting dress.
  11. a steel framework for supporting guns.
  12. retainer (def. 3).
—v.t.
  1. to put or confine in or as if in a cage.
  2. to shoot (as a puck) into a cage so as to score a goal.

Cage

Pronunciation: (kāj), [key]
  1. born 1912, U.S. composer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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