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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


Synonymscoop


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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