Meaning of “cage” in the English Dictionary

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"cage" in British English

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cagenoun [ C ]

uk /keɪdʒ/ us /keɪdʒ/

B1 a space surrounded on all sides by bars or wire, in which animals or birds are kept

Examples

  • A lion has escaped from its cage.
  • Using a bunch of bananas, the zoo-keeper persuaded the monkey back into its cage.
  • The gorilla rattled the bars of its cage.
  • Bored out of its mind, the monkey stares out of the cage with unseeing eyes.
  • The monkeys bunched together in their cage.

cageverb [ T usually passive ]

uk /keɪdʒ/ us /keɪdʒ/

(Definition of “cage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cage" in American English

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cagenoun [ C ]

us /keɪdʒ/

a structure shaped like a box but with bars or wires as its sides, for keeping pets or for housing animals:

The lab was stocked with wire cages for mice.

(Definition of “cage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)