- 1A structure of bars or wires in which birds or other animals are confined: she kept a canary in a cage • figurative his cage of lonelinessMore example sentences
- What about keeping animals and birds in cages - that has to be cruel.
- The primary source of water used for cleaning the animal cages and enclosures, the lake is also the place where the zoo eventually plans to release a large number of water birds.
- Carry-bags and bottles, which are discarded on the premises after use, find their way to the vicinity of animal cages and enclosures.
- 1.1A prison cell or camp: inside the cage, three handcuffed prisoners were fighting each cage had a commanding officer who acted on behalf of the prisonersMore example sentences
- Inside the cages, the prisoners remain manacled.
- Such demands would only mean substituting many small cages for one central prison.
- Ministry staff were terrified of the minister - terrified that they would end up in a cage in the basement prison if they displeased him in some way.
- 1.2An open framework forming the compartment in a lift: we passed the lift shafts, each with its rattling metal cageMore example sentences
- When I arrived at the southern rim, the rescuers were all standing silent watching one of these cages being lifted out of the ruins.
- The wind flowed from the respective blower is bypassed the illuminators, thereby entering into the inside of the elevator cage.
- At around 17:20, the victim undertook the last work for the day by loading a carrying cart into the cage of the elevator, pushing the button for the second floor and the elevator ascended to the second floor.
- 1.3A structure of crossing bars or wires designed to hold or support something: the bottle slots into a light cage on the bike’s frameMore example sentences
- A wire cage around each container supports the plants as they grow.
- Jeff's original design used commercial tomato cages, with one pepper plant per cage.
- These cages were originally designed for the purpose, as they make it easier to stand the cylinders up and at the same time protect the valves from knocks.
- 1.4 Baseball A portable backstop situated behind the batter during batting practice.More example sentences
- The two spent early mornings in the indoor batting cages during spring workouts and are constantly gabbing by the cage in batting practice.
- To the right is the batting-practice cage, where we lean the costumes upside-down.
- Dad had placed us directly behind the home plate cage to avoid having any random balls flying at us.
- 1.5A soccer or hockey goal made from a network frame.More example sentences
- It all began with a variety of events in the workshops, the half pipe, the basketball court, the soccer cage, the children's area and last but not least the karaoke tent.
- A prominent measure of both victorious projects was the removal of the ‘soccer cage’ as an enclosure traditionally dominated by boys and male teenagers.
- I broke a goalie's cage with my wrist shot.
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- 1Confine in a cage: the parrot screamed, furious at being caged (as adjective caged) a caged birdMore example sentences
- Our first thoughts were that it was an escaped caged bird.
- The dogs, cats and birds were mostly caged, often in pairs and sometimes in threes.
- One of them had been partitioned with a sheet of corrugated plastic separating two caged birds into even smaller cages.
- 1.1 • informal Put in prison: five more teenage thugs were caged yesterdayMore example sentences
- Two teenage thugs chiefly responsible were caged for seven years each after admitting causing grievous bodily harm.
- The man, 30, was caged for life yesterday for killing a pensioner and maiming a student, both total strangers to him.
- The 14 prisoners, guilty and innocent alike, were then caged in a specially built eleven foot wooden cell on the top deck.
Middle English: via Old French from Latin cavea.