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Cage

[keyj] /keɪdʒ/
noun
1.
John, 1912–1992, U.S. composer.
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British Dictionary definitions for j. cage

cage

/keɪdʒ/
noun
1.
  1. an enclosure, usually made with bars or wire, for keeping birds, monkeys, mice, etc
  2. (as modifier): cagebird
2.
a thing or place that confines or imprisons
3.
something resembling a cage in function or structure: the rib cage
4.
the enclosed platform of a lift, esp as used in a mine
5.
(engineering) a skeleton ring device that ensures that the correct amount of space is maintained between the individual rollers or balls in a rolling bearing
6.
(informal) the basket used in basketball
7.
(informal) the goal in ice hockey
8.
(US) a steel framework on which guns are supported
9.
(informal) rattle someone's cage, to upset or anger someone
verb
10.
(transitive) to confine in or as in a cage
Word Origin
C13: from Old French, from Latin cavea enclosure, from cavus hollow

Cage

/keɪdʒ/
noun
1.
John. 1912–92, US composer of experimental music for a variety of conventional, modified, or invented instruments. He evolved a type of music apparently undetermined by the composer, such as in Imaginary Landscape (1951) for 12 radio sets. Other works include Reunion (1968), Apartment Building 1776 (1976), and Europeras 3 and 4 (1990)
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Word Origin and History for j. cage

cage

n.

early 13c., from Old French cage "cage, prison; retreat, hideout" (12c.), from Latin cavea "hollow place, enclosure for animals, coop, hive, stall, dungeon, spectators' seats in the theater" (cf. Italian gabbia "basket for fowls, coop;" see cave (n.)).

v.

1570s, from cage (n.). Related: Caged; caging.

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Slang definitions & phrases for j. cage

cage

modifier

: a big cage star/ the cage standing

noun
  1. A prison (1630s+)
  2. A car or van: The cage behind me bleated its horn (1970s+ Motorcyclists)
  3. A basketball basket or net (1920s+ Sports)
  4. Basketball (1920s+ Sports)
verb
  1. : The punk concealed a genuine terror of being caged
  2. cadge
Related Terms

rattle someone's cage, rattle cages


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j. cage in the Bible

(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.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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