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Definition of Cage


  1. A box or inclosure, wholly or partly of openwork, in wood or metal, used for confining birds or other animals.
  2. A place of confinement for malefactors
  3. An outer framework of timber, inclosing something within it; as, the cage of a staircase.
  4. A skeleton frame to limit the motion of a loose piece, as a ball valve.
  5. A wirework strainer, used in connection with pumps and pipes.
  6. The box, bucket, or inclosed platform of a lift or elevator; a cagelike structure moving in a shaft.
  7. The drum on which the rope is wound in a hoisting whim.
  8. The catcher's wire mask.
  9. To confine in, or as in, a cage; to shut up or confine.

Cage Quotations

That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end. The fog is like a cage without a key.
Elizabeth Wurtzel

Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.
Saskya Pandita

Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
H. L. Mencken

A forest bird never wants a cage.
Henrik Ibsen

I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.
George Bernard Shaw
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Cage Translations

cage in Afrikaans is hok
cage in Dutch is kooi
cage in French is cage
cage in Italian is gabbia
cage in Norwegian is bur
cage in Portuguese is gaiola
cage in Spanish is jaula
cage in Swedish is bur
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