cage /ˈkeʤ/ 名詞
1. A box or inclosure, wholly or partly of openwork, in wood or metal, used for confining birds or other animals.
In his cage, like parrot fine and gay. --Cowper.
2. A place of confinement for malefactors
Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor iron bars a cage. --Lovelace.
3. Carp. An outer framework of timber, inclosing something within it; as, the cage of a staircase.
4. Mach. (a) A skeleton frame to limit the motion of a loose piece, as a ball valve. (b) A wirework strainer, used in connection with pumps and pipes.
5. The box, bucket, or inclosed platform of a lift or elevator; a cagelike structure moving in a shaft.
6. Mining The drum on which the rope is wound in a hoisting whim.
7. Baseball The catcher's wire mask.
Cage v. i. [imp. & p. p. Caged p. pr. & vb. n. Caging.] To confine in, or as in, a cage; to shut up or confine. “Caged and starved to death.”
n 1: an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or
animals are kept [syn: coop]
2: something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts
3: United States composer of avant-garde music (1912-1992)
[syn: John Cage, John Milton Cage Jr.]
4: the net that is the goal in ice hockey
5: a movable screen placed behind home base to catch balls
during batting practice [syn: batting cage]
v : confine in a cage; "The animal was caged" [syn: cage in]
(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.