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Meaning of CAGE

Pronunciation:  keyj, keyj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a movable screen placed behind home base to catch balls during batting practice
  2. [n]  an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals are kept
  3. [n]  the net that is the goal in ice hockey
  4. [n]  United States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992)
  5. [n]  something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement
  6. [v]  confine in a cage; "The animal was caged"

CAGE is a 4 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: batting cage, cage in, coop, John Cage, John Milton Cage Jr.
 See Also: baseball equipment, birdcage, composer, confine, constraint, detain, enclosure, hutch, iron cage, net, restraint, squirrel cage



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cage\, n. [F. cage, fr. L. cavea cavity, cage, fr. cavus
    hollow. Cf. {Cave}, n., {Cajole}, {Gabion}.]
    1. A box or inclosure, wholly or partly of openwork, in wood
       or metal, used for confining birds or other animals.
             In his cage, like parrot fine and gay. --Cowper.
    2. A place of confinement for malefactors --Shak.
             Stone walls do not a prison make, Nor iron bars a
             cage.                                 --Lovelace.
    3. (Carp.) An outer framework of timber, inclosing something
       within it; as, the cage of a staircase. --Gwilt.
    4. (Mach.)
       (a) A skeleton frame to limit the motion of a loose piece,
           as a ball valve.
       (b) A wirework strainer, used in connection with pumps and
    5. The box, bucket, or inclosed platform of a lift or
       elevator; a cagelike structure moving in a shaft.
    6. (Mining) The drum on which the rope is wound in a hoisting
    7. (Baseball) The catcher's wire mask.
  2. \Cage\ (k[=a]j), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Caged} (k[=a]jd); p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Caging}.]
    To confine in, or as in, a cage; to shut up or confine.
    ``Caged and starved to death.'' --Cowper.
Computing Dictionary

Early system on IBM 704. Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959).

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of being in a cage means that you are experiencing some inhibitions and powerlessness in some areas of your life. You may feel restricted, confined and restrained in a current relationship or business deal. Somebody may be keeping a short leash on you where you are lacking the freedom to act independently. Dreaming that you are putting a wild animal into a cage means that you will succeed in overcoming your rivals and fears. It is also symbolic of you being able to control you animalistic rages and anger. Seeing a bird in a cage, suggests that you are feeling limited in your expression and a sudden lost of freedom. You may be experiencing frustrations and an inhibited spirituality. The dream may also imply that you are feeling like a "jail bird".
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. kelub', Jer. 5:27, marg. "coop;" rendered "basket" in Amos 8:1), a basket of wicker-work in which birds were placed after being caught. In Rev. 18:2 it is the rendering of the Greek _phulake_, properly a prison or place of confinement.

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