Meaning of CABLE in English


(~s, cabling, ~d)

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


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 ~.



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.



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 ~.

N-UNCOUNT: oft N n


A ~ is the same as a telegram .

She sent a ~ to her mother.



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


see also cabling

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