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ca·ble

 (kā′bəl)
n.
1.
a. A strong, large-diameter, heavy steel or fiber rope.
b. Something that resembles such steel or fiber rope.
2.
a. Electricity A bound or sheathed group of mutually insulated conductors.
b. A sheathed bundle of optical fibers.
3. Nautical
a. A heavy rope or chain for mooring or anchoring a ship.
b. A cable length.
4.
a. Cable television.
b. A similar service providing internet access.
5. A cablegram.
adj.
Of or relating to a subscription television or internet service that uses cables to carry signals between local distribution antennas and the subscriber's location.
v. ca·bled, ca·bling, ca·bles
v.tr.
1.
a. To send a cablegram to.
b. To transmit (a message) by telegraph.
2. To supply or fasten with a cable or cables.
v.intr.
To send a cablegram.

[Middle English, from Old North French, from Late Latin capulum, lasso, from Latin capere, to seize; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

ca′bler n.

cable

(ˈkeɪbəl)
n
1. (Knots) a strong thick rope, usually of twisted hemp or steel wire
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical an anchor chain or rope
3. (Units)
a. a unit of distance in navigation, equal to one tenth of a sea mile (about 600 feet)
b. Also called: cable length or cable's length a unit of length in nautical use that has various values, including 100 fathoms (600 feet)
4. (Electronics) a wire or bundle of wires that conducts electricity: a submarine cable. See also coaxial cable
5. (Telecommunications) Also called: overseas telegram, international telegram or cablegram a telegram sent abroad by submarine cable, radio, communications satellite, or by telephone line
6. (Knitting & Sewing) See cable stitch
7. (Broadcasting) short for cable television
vb
8. (Telecommunications) to send (a message) to (someone) by cable
9. (tr) to fasten or provide with a cable or cables
10. (Broadcasting) (tr) to supply (a place) with or link (a place) to cable television
[C13: from Old Norman French, from Late Latin capulum halter]

ca•ble

(ˈkeɪ bəl)

n., v. -bled, -bling. n.
1. a heavy, strong rope.
2. a very strong rope made of strands of metal wire, used to support cable cars, suspension bridges, etc.
3. a cord of metal wire used to operate or pull a mechanism.
4. Naut.
a. a thick hawser made of rope, strands of metal wire, or chain.
b. a nautical unit of length equal to 720 feet (219 m).
5. an insulated electrical conductor, often in strands, or a combination of electrical conductors insulated from one another.
6. cablegram.
9. an ornament or molding resembling the twisted strands of a rope.
v.t.
10. to send (a message) by cable.
11. to send a cablegram to.
12. to fasten or furnish with a cable.
13. to work or fashion with cable stitch.
v.i.
14. to send a message by cable.
15. to cable-stitch.
[1175–1225; Middle English, probably < Old North French *cable < Late Latin capulum lasso]

cable


Past participle: cabled
Gerund: cabling

Imperative
cable
cable
Present
I cable
you cable
he/she/it cables
we cable
you cable
they cable
Preterite
I cabled
you cabled
he/she/it cabled
we cabled
you cabled
they cabled
Present Continuous
I am cabling
you are cabling
he/she/it is cabling
we are cabling
you are cabling
they are cabling
Present Perfect
I have cabled
you have cabled
he/she/it has cabled
we have cabled
you have cabled
they have cabled
Past Continuous
I was cabling
you were cabling
he/she/it was cabling
we were cabling
you were cabling
they were cabling
Past Perfect
I had cabled
you had cabled
he/she/it had cabled
we had cabled
you had cabled
they had cabled
Future
I will cable
you will cable
he/she/it will cable
we will cable
you will cable
they will cable
Future Perfect
I will have cabled
you will have cabled
he/she/it will have cabled
we will have cabled
you will have cabled
they will have cabled
Future Continuous
I will be cabling
you will be cabling
he/she/it will be cabling
we will be cabling
you will be cabling
they will be cabling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cabling
you have been cabling
he/she/it has been cabling
we have been cabling
you have been cabling
they have been cabling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cabling
you will have been cabling
he/she/it will have been cabling
we will have been cabling
you will have been cabling
they will have been cabling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cabling
you had been cabling
he/she/it had been cabling
we had been cabling
you had been cabling
they had been cabling
Conditional
I would cable
you would cable
he/she/it would cable
we would cable
you would cable
they would cable
Past Conditional
I would have cabled
you would have cabled
he/she/it would have cabled
we would have cabled
you would have cabled
they would have cabled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cable - a telegram sent abroadcable - a telegram sent abroad    
telegram, wire - a message transmitted by telegraph
2.cable - a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric powercable - a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
cable system, cable television service, cable television, cable - a television system that transmits over cables
coax, coax cable, coaxial cable - a transmission line for high-frequency signals
conductor - a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.
electrical cable - a cable that provides an electrical connection for telephone or television or power stations
fiber optic cable, fibre optic cable - a cable made of optical fibers that can transmit large amounts of information at the speed of light
power cable, power line - cable used to distribute electricity
printer cable - a cable between a computer and a printer
phone system, telephone system - a communication system that transmits sound between distant points
3.cable - a very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire
ground cable - a mooring cable; runs from a buoy to a mooring anchor
rope - a strong line
suspension bridge - a bridge that has a roadway supported by cables that are anchored at both ends
4.cable - a nautical unit of depth
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
5.cable - television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receivercable - television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver
telecasting, television, TV, video - broadcasting visual images of stationary or moving objects; "she is a star of screen and video"; "Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done" - Ernie Kovacs
6.cable - a television system that transmits over cables
transmission line, cable, line - a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
television system, television - a telecommunication system that transmits images of objects (stationary or moving) between distant points
Verb1.cable - send cables, wires, or telegrams
telegraphy - communicating at a distance by electric transmission over wire
telecommunicate - communicate over long distances, as via the telephone or e-mail
2.cable - fasten with a cable; "cable trees"
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
Translations
تلفزيون كوابلحَبْل حَديدي للجُسورحَبْل، كابِلرِسالةٌ بَرْقِيَّهسِلْك كهربائي
kabelkabelogramkabelová televizekabelovatkotevní lano
kabelkabelfjernsyntelegraferetelegramtrosse
kaapeli
kabel
kábelkábelezsodrony
kaîall, keîja, festarkapall, leiîslasenda símskeytisímskeytivírkaîall
ケーブル
케이블
funikulieriaus vagonaskabelinė televizijakabelislynaslyninis keltuvas
kabeliskabeltelevizijatelegrafēttelegrammatrose, tauva
kábelkábelogramkábelovaťkáblová televíziaoceľové lano
brzojavkakabelžična vrv
sladd
สายเคเบิล
kablokablolu televizyonpalamartel halattelgraf
cáp

cable

[ˈkeɪbl]
A. N
1. (= rope, Elec, cablegram) → cable m
B. VT
1. [+ news, money] → mandar por cable, cablegrafiar; [+ person] → mandar un cable a
2. (TV) [+ city, homes] → instalar la televisión por cable en
C. CPD cable address Ndirección f cablegráfica
cable car Nteleférico m, funicular m
cable railway N (aerial) → teleférico m; (funicular) → funicular m aéreo
cable stitch Npunto m de trenza
cable television Ntelevisión f por cable
cable transfer N (Fin) → transferencia f por cable

cable

[ˈkeɪbəl]
n
[bridge] → câble m
(electrical)câble m
(= television system) → câble m
on cable → par câble
vt
(= send a message to) [+ person] → câbler à
to cable sth to sb → câbler qch à qn
(= lay cables in) [+ town] → câblercable car n (suspended)téléphérique m; (on rail)funiculaire mcable-knit [ˌkeɪbəlˈnɪt] adj [sweater] → à torsadescable railway n (British)funiculaire mcable television ntélévision f par câblecab rank cab stand nstation f de taxis

cable

n
Tau nt; (of wire)Kabel nt, → Trosse f (Naut)
(Elec) → Kabel nt, → Leitung f
(= cablegram)Telegramm nt; (from abroad) → (Übersee)telegramm nt, → Kabel nt; by cableper Telegramm/Kabel
(= cable television)Kabelfernsehen nt
vt informationtelegrafisch durchgeben; (overseas) → kabeln; to cable somebodyjdm telegrafieren/kabeln

cable

:
cable car
n (hanging) → Drahtseilbahn f; (= streetcar)(gezogene) Straßenbahn; (= funicular)Standseilbahn f
cable channel
n (TV) → Kabelkanal m
cablegram
n = cable N c
cable-knit
adjZopfmuster-; cable sweaterZopfmusterpullover m
cable-laying
nKabelverlegung f, → Kabellegen nt
cable length
n (Naut) → Kabellänge f
cable railway
nBergbahn f
cable stitch
n (Knitting) → Zopfmuster nt
cable television

cable

[ˈkeɪbl]
1. n (rope) → cavo, fune f; (Elec) → cavo; (cablegram) → cablogramma m
2. vt (information) → trasmettere per cablogramma, cablare; (person) → mandare un cablogramma a, telegrafare a

cable

(ˈkeibl) noun
1. (a) strong rope or chain for hauling or tying anything, especially a ship.
2. (a set of) wires for carrying electric current or signals. They are laying (a) new cable.
3. (a rope made of) strands of metal wound together for supporting a bridge etc.
4. (also ˈcablegram) a telegram sent by cable.
5. cable television.
verb
to telegraph by cable. I cabled news of my mother's death to our relations in Canada.
ˈcable-car noun
a vehicle that moves up and down a mountain, cliff etc by means of a cable.
ˌcable ˈtelevision, cable TV noun
a system of broadcasting television programmes by cable.

cable

كابِل kabel kabel Kabel καλώδιο cable kaapeli câble kabel cavo ケーブル 케이블 kabel ledning kabel cabo кабель sladd สายเคเบิล kablo cáp 电缆
References in classic literature ?
In attempting to lift it from its burying place I dis-covered that it seemed to be held fast by means of a very small insulated cable running farther into the sand beneath it.
Contract awarded for 1) 5230n443-pvc insulated cable, pvc sheathed annealed, armoured, unscreened underground railway signalling cable copper conductor size 12 core x 1.
Prysmian is responsible for the design, engineering and production of a new HV underground cable transmission line between Saada Grid Station and Lilo that includes 85 km of 132 kV XLPE insulated cable.
Three tenders for the supply of (a) PVC insulated aluminum cables of 3 x 185 + 95 mm2 cross section, (b) 12/ 20 kV XLPE insulated cable connections suitable for 3 x 150 mm2 cross section cable, also (c) supply & erection of multistages condenser switchboards of 250 KVAr capacity, 400/ 525 volt.
WMC is the only BASEC approved mineral insulated cable manufacturer in the world, and this week the company is dispatching a pounds 250,000 order for fire survival power cables for a $430million new oil pumping station in Kuwait, plus a separate pounds 90,000 order from another company for a new booster station.
Both the MTL10 and MTL20 feature a finger shield and insulated probe tip with only 4mm of exposed metal on both the lamp housing and the probe for added protection whilst a two layer double insulated cable with white inner insulation offers a clear warning of abrasion that might compromise user safety.
Its 6' integral polyurethane insulated cable is resistant to oils and chemicals.
In addition, BCA also loan for gas insulated cable switchgear (GIS) project and 150 KV underground cable project in Java valued at Rp 327 billion.
AEI's mineral insulated cable can withstand temperatures of more than 1,000 degrees Celsius and provides continuity of supply to complex electrical systems in the event of a fire.
The low working capacitance of the 2YSLCY-JB also allows longer cable lengths between FC and motor compared with using conventional PVC insulated cable types.
They have single ungrounded junctions in mineral insulated cable as small as 0.
When insulated cable is passed on to another processor to recover the copper or aluminum, the ability to accurately determine the exact metal content is lost," Greenberg comments.