Definition of Iron cage

1. Noun. A cage from which there is no escape.

Generic synonyms: Cage

Definition of Iron cage

1. Noun. (sociology) A theory proposed by Max Weber which argues that rationalization and rules trap humans in a figurative "cage" of thought. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Iron Cage

iron-storage protein
iron-sulfur cluster
iron-sulfur clusters
iron-sulfur protein
iron-sulfur proteins
iron-sulphur cluster
iron-sulphur protein
iron age
iron alum
iron bacteria
iron bacterium
iron bloom
iron blue
iron boot
iron cage (current term)
iron carbide
iron chelating agents
iron collar
iron compounds
iron curtain
iron curtains
iron deficiency
iron deficiency anaemia
iron deficiency anemia
iron dextrin
iron disulfide
iron eagle
iron excess
iron filing

Literary usage of Iron cage

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1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1900)
"... The iron cage in which Bajazet was imprisoned by Tamerlane, as a fable by the modern writers, who smile at the vulgar credulity.66 They appeal with ..."

2. Familiar Allusions: A Hand-book of Miscellaneous Information Including the by William Adolphus Wheeler, Charles Gardner Wheeler (1894)
"... iron cage on the back of an elephant. Of the guests (all of whom were dressed in the costume of their respective countries), some were mounted on camels ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1866)
"... whom the Scythian confined like a wild beast in an iron cage, and exhibited a spectacle to Asia. I might add the authority of two Italian chronicles, ..."

4. Manners, Customs, and Dress During the Middle Ages, and During the by P. L. Jacob (1876)
"Movable iron cage.—Fac-simile of a Woodcut in the " Cosmographie Universel'-e " of Munster. in folio, Basle, 1552. certain pious persons submitted ..."

5. Curious Questions in History, Literature, Art, and Social Life: Designed as by Sarah Hutchins Killikelly (1886)
"A KING EXHIBITED IN AN iron cage. Bajazet I. was sultan of the Ottoman Turks-in 1389. He was called Ilderim (the Lightning) on account of his rapid ..."

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