Definitions for cableˈkeɪ bəl
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word cable
cable, cablegram, overseas telegram(noun)
a telegram sent abroad
cable, line, transmission line(noun)
a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
a very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire
cable, cable length, cable's length(noun)
a nautical unit of depth
cable television, cable(noun)
television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver
cable, cable television, cable system, cable television service(verb)
a television system that transmits over cables
cable, telegraph, wire(verb)
send cables, wires, or telegrams
fasten with a cable
A strong, large-diameter wire or rope, or something resembling such a rope.
An assembly of two or more cable-laid ropes
An assembly of two or more wires, used for electrical power or data circuits; one or more and/or the whole may be insulated.
A heavy rope or chain of at least 10 inches thick, as used to moor or anchor a ship
(communications) A system for receiving television or Internet service over coaxial or fibreoptic cables
I tried to watch the movie last night but my cable was out.
Short for cable television, broadcast over the above network, not by antenna
A telegram, notably when send by (submarine) telegraph cable
A unit of length equal to one tenth of a nautical mile
The currency pair British Pound against United States Dollar
To provide with cable(s)
To fasten (as if) with cable(s)
To wrap wires to form a cable
To send a telegram by cable
To communicate by cable
a large, strong rope or chain, of considerable length, used to retain a vessel at anchor, and for other purposes. It is made of hemp, of steel wire, or of iron links
a rope of steel wire, or copper wire, usually covered with some protecting or insulating substance; as, the cable of a suspension bridge; a telegraphic cable
a molding, shaft of a column, or any other member of convex, rounded section, made to resemble the spiral twist of a rope; -- called also cable molding
to fasten with a cable
to ornament with cabling. See Cabling
to telegraph by a submarine cable
Origin: [F. cble, LL. capulum, caplum, a rope, fr. L. capere to take; cf. D., Dan., & G. kabel, from the French. See Capable.]
A cable is most often two or more wires running side by side and bonded, twisted, or braided together to form a single assembly, but can also refer to a heavy strong rope. In mechanics, cables, otherwise known as wire ropes, are used for lifting, hauling, and towing or conveying force through tension. In electrical engineering cables are used to carry electric currents. An optical cable contains one or more optical fibers in a protective jacket that supports the fibers. Electric cables discussed here are mainly meant for installation in buildings and industrial sites. For power transmission at distances greater than a few kilometres see high-voltage cable, power cables, and HVDC.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
(a) Abbreviation for Cablegram, q. v. (b) v. It is also used as a verb, meaning to transmit a message by submarine cable. (c). An insulated electric conductor, of large diameter. It often is protected by armor or metallic sheathing and may be designed for use as an aerial, submarine, subterranean or conduit cable. A cable often contains a large number of separately insulated conductors, so as to supply a large number of circuits.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'cable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4793
Rank popularity for the word 'cable' in Nouns Frequency: #1596
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Cable TV is not a need, it's a luxury.
The next step for Time Warner Cable is waiting.
I just got my bill for cable and it was outrageous, so I'm going to start cutting.
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.
The real question now is if Time Warner Cable has any more appetite to be acquired now.
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Translations for cable
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- дебело въже, кабел, телеграма, окабелявам, швартово въже, кабелтBulgarian
- cablejar, cable, lligarCatalan, Valencian
- lano, kabel, kabelovka, telegramCzech
- Leitung, Tau, Seil, Kabel, Telegramm, KetteGerman
- cable, [[televisión]] por [[cable]], cuerda, cablegrama, telegramaSpanish
- touvi, kaapelinmitta, kaapeli, kaapeliverkko, sähkeFinnish
- càball, teileagramScottish Gaelic
- ճոպան, կաբելային, մալուխ, հեռագիրArmenian
- cavo, cablareItalian
- kabelis, lynas, telegramaLithuanian
- taura hiko, waea, tauraMāori
- јаже, ортома, кабел, гајтан, телеграмаMacedonian
- kabel, tros, bekabelen, kabelnetwerk, telegram, kabelen, cableren, kabeltelegram, kabellengteDutch
- kabelNorwegian Nynorsk
- przewód, lina, telegram, kabel, depeszaPolish
- cabo, fio, boça, linha, telegramaPortuguese
- cablu, cablare, cablu optic, telegramă, telegrame, cabluri, conductor, televiziune prin cablu, frânghieRomanian
- канат, кабель, телеграмма, трос, кабельтовRussian
- kabel, lanoSlovak
- telegram, kabelSlovene
- elkabel, kabel, kabla, telegram, kabellängd, wire, tross, meddelandeSwedish
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