Meaning of CABLE in English
1》 a thick rope of wire or hemp, typically used for construction, mooring ships, and towing vehicles.
↘the chain of a ship's anchor.
↘(also ~ moulding ) Architecture a moulding resembling twisted rope.
2》 an insulated wire or wires having a protective casing and used for transmitting electricity or telecommunication signals.
3》 a ~gram.
4》 Nautical a length of 200 yards (182.9 m) or (in the US) 240 yards (219.4 m).
1》 dated send a ~gram to.
2》 provide (an area) with power lines or other equipment necessary for ~ television.
ME: from an Anglo-Norman Fr. var. of OFr. chable , from late L. capulum 'halter'.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004