Meaning of CABLE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ keɪb(ə)l ]

( cables, cabling, cabled)

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


A cable 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 cables.

...strings of coloured lights with weatherproof cable.



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

...the heavy anchor cable...

Steel cable will be used to replace worn ropes.



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 cable systems across the country...

The channel is only available on cable.

N-UNCOUNT : oft N n


A cable is the same as a telegram .

She sent a cable to her mother.



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

In France, 27 major cities are soon to be cabled...

In the UK, 254,000 homes are cabled.

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


see also cabling

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