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If I could sum up 'Shadow's Claim' in six words: cage fights with hot alpha males. Seriously, though, while the fights are the backdrop for Trehan and Bettina's love story, the main emphasis is on how Trehan - a pitiless master assassin - wages the ultimate battle to win her heart.
Kresley Cole

Meaning of "cage" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CAGE

From Old French, from Latin cavea enclosure, from cavus hollow.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CAGE

cage  [keɪdʒ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CAGE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cage is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb cage in English.

WHAT DOES CAGE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of cage in the English dictionary

The first definition of cage in the dictionary is an enclosure, usually made with bars or wire, for keeping birds, monkeys, mice, etc. Other definition of cage is a thing or place that confines or imprisons. Cage is also something resembling a cage in function or structure.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CAGE

PRESENT

Present
I cage
you cage
he/she/it cages
we cage
you cage
they cage
Present continuous
I am caging
you are caging
he/she/it is caging
we are caging
you are caging
they are caging
Present perfect
I have caged
you have caged
he/she/it has caged
we have caged
you have caged
they have caged
Present perfect continuous
I have been caging
you have been caging
he/she/it has been caging
we have been caging
you have been caging
they have been caging
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I caged
you caged
he/she/it caged
we caged
you caged
they caged
Past continuous
I was caging
you were caging
he/she/it was caging
we were caging
you were caging
they were caging
Past perfect
I had caged
you had caged
he/she/it had caged
we had caged
you had caged
they had caged
Past perfect continuous
I had been caging
you had been caging
he/she/it had been caging
we had been caging
you had been caging
they had been caging
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will cage
you will cage
he/she/it will cage
we will cage
you will cage
they will cage
Future continuous
I will be caging
you will be caging
he/she/it will be caging
we will be caging
you will be caging
they will be caging
Future perfect
I will have caged
you will have caged
he/she/it will have caged
we will have caged
you will have caged
they will have caged
Future perfect continuous
I will have been caging
you will have been caging
he/she/it will have been caging
we will have been caging
you will have been caging
they will have been caging
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would cage
you would cage
he/she/it would cage
we would cage
you would cage
they would cage
Conditional continuous
I would be caging
you would be caging
he/she/it would be caging
we would be caging
you would be caging
they would be caging
Conditional perfect
I would have cage
you would have cage
he/she/it would have cage
we would have cage
you would have cage
they would have cage
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been caging
you would have been caging
he/she/it would have been caging
we would have been caging
you would have been caging
they would have been caging
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you cage
we let´s cage
you cage
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to cage
Past participle
caged
Present Participle
caging
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CAGE


age
eɪdʒ
backstage
ˌbækˈsteɪdʒ
coming-of-age
ˌkʌmɪŋəvˈeɪdʒ
engage
ɪnˈɡeɪdʒ
gage
ɡeɪdʒ
gauge
ɡeɪdʒ
ice-age
ˈaɪsˌeɪdʒ
mage
meɪdʒ
onstage
ˌɒnˈsteɪdʒ
Osage
əʊˈseɪdʒ
outrage
ˈaʊtˌreɪdʒ
page
peɪdʒ
rage
reɪdʒ
rampage
ræmˈpeɪdʒ
sage
seɪdʒ
stage
steɪdʒ
Stone-Age
stəʊn eɪdʒ
teenage
ˈtiːnˌeɪdʒ
underage
ˌʌndərˈeɪdʒ
wage
weɪdʒ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CAGE

cag
cag-handed
caganer
cage bird
cage cricket
cage fighting
caged
cageful
cagelike
cageling
cager
cagework
cagey
cageyness
cagier
cagiest
cagily
caginess

WORDS THAT END LIKE CAGE

advantage
average
coverage
damage
garage
heritage
home page
image
in this day and age
language
manage
marriage
massage
message
mortgage
on the same page
package
reportage
storage
usage

Synonyms and antonyms of cage in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CAGE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cage» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cage

Translation of «cage» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CAGE

Find out the translation of cage to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cage from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cage» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

笼子
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

jaula
570 millions of speakers

English

cage
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पिंजरे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قَفَص
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

клетка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

jaula
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খাঁচা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

sangkar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Käfig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

かご
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

새장
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kandang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lồng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கூண்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पिंजरा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kafes
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gabbia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

klatka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

клітка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cușcă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κλουβί
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hok
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

bur
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bur
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cage

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CAGE»

The term «cage» is very widely used and occupies the 8.494 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CAGE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cage

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10 QUOTES WITH «CAGE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cage.
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Paul Thomas Anderson
You have to be a brat in order to carve out your parameters, and you have to be a monster to anyone who gets in your way. But sometimes it's difficult to know when that's necessary and when you're just being a baby, throwing your rattle from the cage.
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Julian Assange
To keep a person ignorant is to place them in a cage.
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Todd Barry
I got access to a private tour of the zoo. I got to go in a cage with a koala, which I highly recommend.
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Harry Belafonte
You can cage the singer but not the song.
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James Bovard
Well, one of the first things is to restore the rule of law, to place the government back under the cage of law. Another thing is to stop falling for the myth of democracy.
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Robert Browning
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
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Octavia E. Butler
When I was 7 and went to the zoo with my second-grade class, I saw chimpanzee eyes for the first time - the eyes of an unhappy animal, all alone, locked in a bare, concrete-floored, iron-barred cage in one of the nastier, old-fashioned zoos. I remember looking at the chimp, then looking away.
8
Kim Coates
I barely leave my cage, my house.
9
Kresley Cole
If I could sum up 'Shadow's Claim' in six words: cage fights with hot alpha males. Seriously, though, while the fights are the backdrop for Trehan and Bettina's love story, the main emphasis is on how Trehan - a pitiless master assassin - wages the ultimate battle to win her heart.
10
Arthur Darvill
I go to the Natural History Museum and look at the cage of stuffed starlings there. But my favourite thing is the big blue whale. The scale of it is unbelievable, and makes you feel how insignificant you are as a human being.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CAGE»

Discover the use of cage in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cage and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Cage
Now Riva is alone. At Auschwitz, and later in the work camps at Mittlesteine and Grafenort, Riva vows to live, and to hope - for Mama, for her brothers, for the millions of other victims of the nightmare of the Holocaust.
Ruth Minsky Sender, 2008
2
Silence: Lectures and Writings
The Saturday Review said of him: “Cage possesses one of the rarest qualities of the true creator- that of an original mind- and whether that originality pleases, irritates, amuses or outrages is irrelevant.” “He refuses to sermonize ...
John Cage, 2010
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The Cage: The fight for Sri Lanka & the Last Days of the ...
Tens of thousands of civilians were killed when the government decimated the guerilla organisation, the Tamil Tigers. Gordon Weiss witnessed the conflict at first hand as a UN spokesman in Colombo.
Gordon Weiss, 2011
4
Cage
"English edition of the Portuguese poetry collection"--Provided by publisher.
Astrid Cabral, 2008
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A Cage of Butterflies
"We're like a new toy... or a new energy source, and they're just playing with us, experimenting.
Brian Caswell, 1992
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The Golden Cage: The Enigma of Anorexia Nervosa
Featuring a new Foreword, this classic book on anorexia nervosa was published more than 20 years ago.
Hilde Bruch, 2001
7
Experimental Music: Cage and Beyond
Composer Michael Nyman's classic 1974 account of the postwar experimental tradition in music.
Michael Nyman, 1999
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John Cage's Theatre Pieces
Here, William Fetterman examines the majority of those compositions by Cage which are audial as well as visual in content, beginning with his first work in this genre in 1952, and continuing through 1992.
William Fetterman, 2012
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Cage Aquaculture
Since the first edition of this book, 17 years ago, aquaculture has consolidated its position as an important means of producing food and as a contributor to global food security. Cage aquaculture too has continued to expand apace.
Malcolm Beveridge, 2008
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The Music of John Cage
The first book to examine fully the work of John Cage, leading figure of the post-war musical avant-garde.
James Pritchett, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CAGE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cage is used in the context of the following news items.
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Pop Evil vs. Trapt - Cage Match
Pop Evil are on a hot streak! The band just finished off their second straight Cage Match victory with their latest single “Footsteps,” which earned ... «Loudwire, Jul 15»
2
General Mills working toward animal welfare goals including using …
General Mills is working toward using only cage-free eggs in its products, joining several other large food manufacturers and retailers. «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jul 15»
3
King of the Cage Presents “FUTURE LEGENDS 30”
On Saturday, August 15, 2015, King of the Cage returns to Eastside Cannery Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada for “FUTURE LEGENDS 30.”. «My MMA News.com, Jul 15»
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W&J scholar swaps office for fighting cage
Gottschall, a distinguished fellow in the English department at Washington & Jefferson College, swapped his cubicle for a fighting cage when ... «Observer-Reporter, Jul 15»
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Tiger Bites Off Two-Year-Old Boy's Arm After He Reaches Into Cage
Wanting to attract the tiger's attention, the child reached his right hand inside the cage through a ventilation device. The white tiger then sunk its ... «Headlines & Global News, Jul 15»
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Unseen footage of Nicolas Cage in costume for Superman Lives …
Fly angry ... Nicolas Cage would have played a 'psychologically traumatised' man of steel in Tim Burton's Superman Lives. Photograph: Jasin ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Jaws 2.0! Angry shark attacks cage full of people in this viral video
In a viral video which seems like a scene straight out of Jaws, a great white shark suddenly attacked the cage of some people who had gone ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
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Roundup: Very Scary Shark Cage Video & Man Dies After Lighting …
Guess who's making a strong move to be the worst owner in the NBA? Hint: “Queens.” [Oklahoman]. Aaron Craft has joined the Charlotte ... «The Big Lead, Jul 15»
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Cage Fight: Curfew on teenagers 'necessary and desirable'
Cage Fight: Curfew on teenagers 'necessary and desirable' ... Des Houghton and John McCarthy in our weekly Cage Fight debate from 6am. «Courier Mail, Jul 15»
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Shrikant steals the show as Odisha's first cage fight tourney ends
Odisha's first professional cage fighter Shrikant stole the show as the ... in four professional fight leagues such as Goa's Cage Combat Fighting, ... «Odisha Sun Times, Jul 15»

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