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English noun: cage

1. cage (artifact) an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept


Broader (hypernym)enclosure

Narrower (hyponym)birdcage, hutch, squirrel cage

2. cage (state) something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement

Broader (hypernym)constraint, restraint

Narrower (hyponym)iron cage

3. Cage (person) United States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992)

SynonymsJohn Cage, John Milton Cage Jr.

Instance hypernymcomposer

4. cage (artifact) the net that is the goal in ice hockey

Broader (hypernym)net

5. cage (artifact) a movable screen placed behind home base to catch balls during batting practice

Synonymsbatting cage

Broader (hypernym)baseball equipment

English verb: cage

1. cage (social) confine in a cage

SamplesThe animal was caged.

ExamplesThey cage the animals

Synonymscage in

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)confine, detain

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