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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

The truth is I love being alive. And I love feeling free. So if I can't have those things then I feel like a caged animal and I'd rather not be in a cage. I'd rather be dead. And it's real simple. And I think it's not that uncommon.
Angelina Jolie

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

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.
Mary Wollstonecraft
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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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