j. cage

Cage

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noun
John, 1912–1992, U.S. composer.
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cage (keɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  a.  an enclosure, usually made with bars or wire, for keeping birds, monkeys, mice, etc
 b.  (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
 
vb
10.  (tr) to confine in or as in a cage
 
[C13: from Old French, from Latin cavea enclosure, from cavus hollow]

Cage (keɪdʒ)
 
n
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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cage
early 13c., from O.Fr. cage "cage, prison, retreat, hideout" (12c.), from L. cavea "hollow place, enclosure for animals, coop, hive, stall, dungeon, spectators' seats in the theater" (cf. It. gabbia "basket for fowls, coop;" see cave (n.)). The verb is attested from 1570s.
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Cage definition


(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.

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