- IPA: /keɪ.bl/
cable (plural cables)
- (material) A long object used to make a physical connection.
- 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.
- (nautical) A strong rope or chain used to moor or anchor a ship.
- (communications) A system for transmitting television or Internet services over a network of 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 sent by (submarine) telegraph cable.
- (nautical) A unit of length equal to one tenth of a nautical mile.
- (unit, chiefly nautical) 100 fathoms, 600 imperial feet, approximately 185 m.
- (finance) The currency pair British Pound against United States Dollar.
- (architecture) A moulding, shaft of a column, or any other member of convex, rounded section, made to resemble the spiral twist of a rope.
- (knitting) A textural pattern achieved by passing groups of stitches over one another.
- wire rope
- (telegram) cablegram
- (nautical unit) cable length
- See also Thesaurus:string
- (nautical rope) hawser (thinner)
- Spanish: televisión por cable
- German: Telegramm
- Portuguese: telegrama
- Russian: телегра́мма
- Spanish: cablegrama, telegrama
- Russian: ка́бельтов
- Spanish: cable
cable (cables, present participle cabling; past and past participle cabled)
- (transitive) To provide with cable(s)
- (transitive) To fasten (as if) with cable(s)
- (transitive) To wrap wires to form a cable
- (transitive) To send a telegram by cable
- (intransitive) To communicate by cable
- (architecture, transitive) To ornament with cabling.
- (knitting) To create cable stitches.
- Italian: cablare
- German: kabeln