Meaning of CABLE in English

CABLE

(~s, cabling, ~d)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A ~ is a thick wire, or a group of wires inside a rubber or plastic covering, which is used to carry electricity or electronic signals.

...overhead power ~s.

...strings of coloured lights with weatherproof ~.

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2.

A ~ is a kind of very strong, thick rope, made of wires twisted together.

...the heavy anchor ~...

Steel ~ will be used to replace worn ropes.

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3.

Cable is used to refer to television systems in which the signals are sent along underground wires rather than by radio waves.

They ran commercials on ~ systems across the country...

The channel is only available on ~.

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4.

A ~ is the same as a telegram .

She sent a ~ to her mother.

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5.

If a country, a city, or someone’s home is ~d, ~s and other equipment are put in place so that the people there can receive ~ television.

In France, 27 major cities are soon to be ~d...

In the UK, 254,000 homes are ~d.

VERB: usu passive, be V-ed, V-ed

6.

see also cabling

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