- a structure of bars or wires in which birds or other animals are confined；a prison cell or camp
- confine in a cage；put in prison
verb: cage, 3rd person present: cages, gerund or present participle: caging, past tense: caged, past participle: caged
noun: cage, plural noun: cages
- 1. a structure of bars or wires in which birds or other animals are confined she kept a canary in a cage his cage of loneliness
- ▪ a prison cell or camp inside the cage, three handcuffed prisoners were fighting each cage had a commanding officer who acted on behalf of the prisoners
- ▪ an open framework forming the compartment in a lift we passed the lift shafts, each with its rattling metal cage
- ▪ a structure of crossing bars or wires designed to hold or support something the bottle slots into a light cage on the bike's frame
- ▪ a portable backstop situated behind the batter during batting practice.
- ▪ a soccer or hockey goal made from a network frame.
- 1. confine in a cage the parrot screamed, furious at being caged
- ▪ put in prison five more teenage louts were caged yesterday