What does cable mean?

Definitions for cable
ˈkeɪ bəlca·ble

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word cable.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cable, cablegram, overseas telegramnoun

    a telegram sent abroad

  2. cable, line, transmission linenoun

    a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power

  3. cablenoun

    a very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire

  4. cable, cable length, cable's lengthnoun

    a nautical unit of depth

  5. cable television, cablenoun

    television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver

  6. cable, cable television, cable system, cable television serviceverb

    a television system that transmits over cables

  7. cable, telegraph, wireverb

    send cables, wires, or telegrams

  8. cableverb

    fasten with a cable

    "cable trees"

Wiktionary

  1. cablenoun

    A strong, large-diameter wire or rope, or something resembling such a rope.

  2. cablenoun

    An assembly of two or more cable-laid ropes

  3. cablenoun

    An assembly of two or more wires, used for electrical power or data circuits; one or more and/or the whole may be insulated.

  4. cablenoun

    A heavy rope or chain of at least 10 inches thick, as used to moor or anchor a ship

  5. cablenoun

    (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.

  6. cablenoun

    Short for cable television, broadcast over the above network, not by antenna

  7. cablenoun

    A telegram, notably when send by (submarine) telegraph cable

  8. cablenoun

    A unit of length equal to one tenth of a nautical mile

  9. cablenoun

    The currency pair British Pound against United States Dollar

  10. cableverb

    To provide with cable(s)

  11. cableverb

    To fasten (as if) with cable(s)

  12. cableverb

    To wrap wires to form a cable

  13. cableverb

    To send a telegram by cable

  14. cableverb

    To communicate by cable

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Cablenoun

    The great rope of a ship to which the anchor is fastened.

    Etymology: cabl, Welch; cabel, Dutch.

    What though the mast be now blown overboard,
    The cable broke, the holding anchor lost,
    And half our sailors swallow’d in the flood,
    Yet lives our pilot still? William Shakespeare, Henry VI. p. iii.

    True it is, that the length of the cable is the life of the ship in all extremities; and the reason is, because it makes so many bendings and waves, as the ship, riding at that length, is not able to stretch it; and nothing breaks that is not stretched. Walter Raleigh, Essays.

    The cables crack, the sailors fearful cries
    Ascend; and sable night involves the skies. John Dryden, Virg.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cablenoun

    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

  2. Cablenoun

    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

  3. Cablenoun

    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

  4. Cableverb

    to fasten with a cable

  5. Cableverb

    to ornament with cabling. See Cabling

  6. Cable

    to telegraph by a submarine cable

  7. Etymology: [F. cble, LL. capulum, caplum, a rope, fr. L. capere to take; cf. D., Dan., & G. kabel, from the French. See Capable.]

Freebase

  1. Cable

    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

  1. Cable

    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

  1. Cable

    (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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cable

    A thick, strong rope or chain which serves to keep a ship at anchor; the rope is cable-laid, 10 inches in circumference and upwards (those below this size being hawsers), commonly of hemp or coir, which latter is still used by the Calcutta pilot-brigs on account of its lightness and elasticity. But cables have recently, and all but exclusively, been superseded by iron chain.--A shot of cable, two cables spliced together.

Editors Contribution

  1. cable

    A type of product created and designed in various colors, forms and sizes.

    The cable for the computer is connected and works easily and efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cable' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4793

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cable' in Nouns Frequency: #1596

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cable in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of cable in a Sentence

  1. Patrick Dempsey:

    We have a polish and another rewrite to go and we’ll see where we’re at. But we are getting a lot of interest. I do feel that we have a show, we will probably do eight to 10 episodes and this is being produced with Sundance Channel. There’s been interest with other cable companies that have come in and helped co-finance.

  2. Jesse Watters:

    We're going to look at producers and correspondents at Fox, and then outside of Fox, to really get out there into the country, in the capital. You know, in California, wherever the story is, and they’re going to be bringing back video and stories to us, i like enterprise reporting aspect of cable news, I like confrontations and I love listening to what people want to say… so we’re definitely going to have a footprint out there.

  3. Daniel Sepulveda:

    There are multiple proposals before the Cuban government to have an undersea cable connected from Miami to Havana.

  4. Tom Rutledge:

    We plan to use in-house people to do service and transactions, and all that leads to higher quality, which actually reduces costs as your get better customer experiences, wILL CABLE PRICES GO UP ?

  5. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    The mind cognizes the universe, the deep secrets of intuition, give us insights from the abyss, and the star of sincerity flies up, the mind changes evolution, either backward or forward, the chemistry of the biology of thoughts, transforms the entire organism of philosophy, thought is like a comet, returns with a vengeance, mutations of egoism bring it closer to death of thinking, in the depths of space we know the truth, the domino principle of randomness of chaos, creates an abstraction of the future self, truth is sincerity increases intelligence, there is nothing more ingenious than sincerity, intuition of conscience leads to sincerity, pettiness of perfectionism and selfishness, highly detailed lies of hedonism. Peace and prosperity heavenly consciousness in your mind, the boundlessness of beauty and romance of being, we know the deep essence of life in ourselves, we know our energy, another world in our mind, it seems to us more real, infinite calmness will reveal all the truths of the universe, the harmony of eternity flows in your body, merging with the universe outside of time, renouncing the world of manipulators, we know life in ourselves, we begin to feel ourselves, paradise in the heart, mind and soul, chaos in the body, the sincerity of genius permeates us, unity with the true self, intuition pierces eternity and looks into the depths of the future, feel the flow of eternity, time hurries to do stupid things. Rocks of life, we form our own landscapes of illusions in cities, in micro spaces in our own worlds, the multi-dimensional space of our own universe of the Internet of all inner worlds, cable thinking, a spider web of fates, the nervous system of human empathy, the ego forms cardinal transformations of vices, a lie for them as anesthetic, a multi-level network of greed creates an urbanization of egoism, where everyone is happy only in their own world, there is no solar system of religion, where God is the sun and people are the planets of the inner worlds, different climates of madness, create an imbalance, here plastic surgery creates parodies of the ego of cartoons, the city is the ugly mockery of chaos, the black humor of the comical paradoxes of reality. Abundance of emptiness, sinking into the nothingness of marketing, shopping turns into a scavenger, seductions of the ego as masturbation, various ornaments of self-love, even a significant other as an ornament, a genetic heritage of narrowness in materialism, a pop culture toilet, a labyrinth of ego illusions, a market of hypocrisy in which feelings are traded as simulated orgasm, including laughter, is a kindergarten of the depravity of selfishness, people have turned into a consumer undead who have no consciousness, they only buy willlessly, tons of ego garbage, an industry to please their vanity, a masterpiece of indifference, hypocrisy, and selfishness, the moral decay of genetics. Peace and prosperity heavenly consciousness in your mind, the boundlessness of beauty and romance of being, we know the deep essence of life in ourselves, we know our energy, another world in our mind, it seems to us more real, infinite calmness will reveal all the truths of the universe, the harmony of eternity flows in your body, merging with the universe outside of time, renouncing the world of manipulators, we know life in ourselves, we begin to feel ourselves, paradise in the heart, mind and soul, chaos in the body, the sincerity of genius permeates us, unity with the true self, intuition pierces eternity and looks into the depths of the future, feel the flow of eternity, time hurries to do stupid things. Holiness is detachment, an interdimensional journey, in harmony with eternity, we are not part of this world, we are only observers, and loneliness leads to holiness and infinite wisdom, reality is only a version of the perception of the world created by chaos, the flow of magnetic energy that redirects the flows of elements that lead to is the development of life, you are not a part of this chaos, but only a spectator who absorbs wisdom through suffering, and anger in this world is a pain that needs to be endured so that the spirit becomes stronger, like the steel of patience, it is not crushable in endless calmness, the transformation into a light being that is immersed through the philosophy of love into a higher dimension of thought. Spirituality is like the freshness and cold of rain, and the dirt of sinful dreams, in the cradle of illusions, the city is dormant in the ego of fantasy, in complete denial of reality, in the time frames of life that seem priceless to them, the one who denies reality denies eternity, the infinity of immortality in the mind, remaining in the lower consciousness, people renounce the true face of their personality, in optimistic hedonism they seek happiness, the city sleeps in sinful temptations, comforting itself with excuses and continuing to sin, the city is a deviant distortion of reality, renunciation of the universe, ego is a paradise of cyber illusions, selfish logic is not cognizes awareness, the blind into non-existence sink into insensibility. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

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