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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cage  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cage  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cage 
  n  1:  made  or  wire  or  metal  bars  in  which  birds  or  animals  are 
  kept  [syn:  {coop}] 
  2:  something  that  restricts  freedom  as  a  cage  restricts 
  movement 
  3:  the  goal  in  ice  hockey 
  4:  a  movable  screen  placed  behind  home  base  to  catch  balls 
  during  batting  practice  [syn:  {batting  cage}] 
  v  :  confine  in  a  cage;  "The  animal  was  caged"  [syn:  {cage  in}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  CAGE 
 
  Early  system  on  IBM  704.  Listed  in  CACM  2(5):16  (May  1959). 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Cage 
  (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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