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cable

a strong, heavy rope
Not to be confused with:
cabal – conspiratorial group of plotters; a secret plot or scheme

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 ?
A vessel in the Channel has her anchors always ready, her cables shackled on, and the land almost always in sight.
They had seen me cut the cables, and thought my design was only to let the ships run adrift or fall foul on each other: but when they perceived the whole fleet moving in order, and saw me pulling at the end, they set up such a scream of grief and despair as it is almost impossible to describe or conceive.
And here, too, were many of the ablest inventors and engineers, who did most to develop the cables and switchboards of to-day.
"Have dismissed Cathcart for incompetence - road started - progress magnificent," he wired one week, and shortly afterwards a message came back - "Cathcart cables resigned - scheme impossible - shares dropping - wire reply."
"These great depths," continued the lieutenant, "are not favorable for laying telegraphic cables. A level bottom, like that supporting the American cable between Valentia and Newfoundland, is much better."
They saw nothing but a strong eddy about three cables' length distant, as if the surface had been violently agitated.
Old SmallWays went to his grave under an intricate network of wires and cables, for Bun Hill became not only a sort of minor centre of power distribution--the Home Counties Power Distribution Company set up transformers and a generating station close beside the old gas-works--but, also a junction on the suburban mono-rail system.
The next day I made another voyage, and now, having plundered the ship of what was portable and fit to hand out, I began with the cables. Cutting the great cable into pieces, such as I could move, I got two cables and a hawser on shore, with all the ironwork I could get; and having cut down the spritsail-yard, and the mizzen- yard, and everything I could, to make a large raft, I loaded it with all these heavy goods, and came away.
We will take possession of it and cut the cable. Come, my friends."
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.
Disko said nothing till after supper, when he sent Dan and Manuel out to buoy the "We're Here's" cable and announced his intention of turning in with the broad-axe.
Harris wanted to cable his mother--thought it his duty to do that, as he was all she had in this world--so, while he attended to this, I went down to the longest and finest raft and hailed the captain with a hearty "Ahoy, shipmate!" which put us upon pleasant terms at once, and we entered upon business.