Cage

usgb/keɪdʒ/Volume
Left Definition 1 of 4Right
LampPro Tip 1/3
Literal UsePlay
Use 'cage' to refer to physical enclosures with bars; specifically for confining animals. SlideThe zoo installed new cages for the monkeys.
LampPro Tip 2/3
Negative FeelingsPlay
A cage usually implies captivity and lack of freedom, which can evoke sympathy for caged animals. SlideSeeing birds in a tiny cage makes me sad.
LampPro Tip 3/3
Material NoticePlay
Cages are often made of metal, but you might find wooden or plastic ones for smaller pets. SlideShe bought a wooden cage for her parrot.