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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kā′bl, n. a strong rope or chain which ties anything, esp. a ship to her anchor: a nautical measure of 100 fathoms; a cable for submarine telegraphs composed of wires embedded in gutta-percha and encased in coiled strands of iron wire; a bundle of insulated wires laid underground in a street: a cable-message.—v.t. to provide with a cable, to tie up: to transmit a message, or to communicate with any one by submarine telegram.—ns. Cā′blegram, a message sent by submarine telegraph cable; Cā′ble-mould′ing, a bead or moulding carved in imitation of a thick rope; Cā′bling, a bead or moulding like a thick rope, often worked in flutes: the filling of flutes with a moulding like a cable.—Slip the cable, to let it run out. [Fr.—Low L. caplum, a halter—cap-ĕre, to hold.]
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
The numerical value of cable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of cable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.
No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread.
No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do with a twined thread.
The danger here is that agents will cut off not only the Internet, but your electricity, your phone, your cable television.
If it's not in the business interests (of cable networks) to cut off Dozhd, then what other reason can it be? There can be no explanation other than the political one.
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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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