see also: Cable
Pronunciation Noun

cable (plural cables)

  1. (material) A long object used to make a physical connection.
    1. A strong, large-diameter wire or rope, or something resembling such a rope.
    2. An assembly of two or more cable-laid ropes.
    3. 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. (nautical) A strong rope or chain used to moor or anchor a ship.
  2. (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.
    1. Short for cable television, broadcast over the above network, not by antenna.
  3. A telegram, notably when sent by (submarine) telegraph cable.
  4. (nautical) A unit of length equal to one tenth of a nautical mile.
  5. (unit, chiefly nautical) 100 fathoms, 600 imperial feet, approximately 185 m.
  6. (finance) The currency pair British Pound against United States Dollar.
  7. (architecture) A moulding, shaft of a column, or any other member of convex, rounded section, made to resemble the spiral twist of a rope.
  8. (knitting) A textural pattern achieved by passing groups of stitches over one another.
Synonyms Antonyms
  • (nautical rope) hawser (thinner)
Related terms Translations Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • Spanish: televisión por cable
Translations Translations
  • Russian: ка́бельтов
  • Spanish: cable
  • French: torsade
  • German: Zopfmuster
  • Italian: treccia
  • Russian: кабель

cable (cables, present participle cabling; past and past participle cabled)

  1. (transitive) To provide with cable(s)
  2. (transitive) To fasten (as if) with cable(s)
  3. (transitive) To wrap wires to form a cable
  4. (transitive) To send a telegram by cable
  5. (intransitive) To communicate by cable
  6. (architecture, transitive) To ornament with cabling.
  7. (knitting) To create cable stitches.
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Proper noun
  1. Surname

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