cage has definitions from the fields of baseball,games,ice hockey,soccer,music
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[ noun ] an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals are kept

Synonyms

coop

Used in print

(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)

The surgeon carried a cage of live pigeons .

He told Argiento to take a bird out of the cage , cut a large vein under its wing , let the blood gush into Michelangelo 's injured eye .

(Arthur Miller, "The Prophecy," in The Best...)

The debris of his other careers was piled everywhere ; a pile of wire cages for mice from his time as a geneticist and a microscope lying on its side on the window_sill , vertical steel columns wired for support to the open ceiling beams with spidery steel cantilevers jutting_out into the air , masonry constructions on the floor from the time he was inventing his disastrous fireplace whose smoke would pass_through a whole house , visible all_the_way up through wire gratings on each floor .

She fell_asleep leaning_on her hand , hearing the house creaking as_though it were a living a private life of its own these two hundred years , hearing the birds rustling in their cages and the occasional whirring of wings as one of them landed on the table and walked across the newspaper to perch in the crook of her arm .

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[ noun ] something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement

Used in print

(David Boroff, "Jewish Teen-Age Culture"...)

For most Brooklyn_College students , college is at_once a perpetuation of their ethnic attachments and a breaking_away from the cage of neighborhood and family .

(Gibson Winter, The Suburban Captivity of the...)

What goes_on in the cage will occupy our attention under the rubric of the organization church .

Related terms

constraint iron_cage

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[ verb ] confine in a cage

Synonyms

cage_in

Examples

"The animal was caged"

Related terms

confine

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[ noun ] (ice hockey,soccer,games) the net that is the goal in ice hockey

Related terms

net

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[ noun ] (music) United States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992)

Related terms

composer

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[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4807
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[ noun ] (baseball,games) a movable screen placed behind home base to catch balls during batting practice

Synonyms

batting_cage

Related terms

baseball_equipment

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