Meaning of CABLE in English



Pronunciation: ' k ā -b ə l

Function: noun

Usage: often attrib

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin capulum lasso, from Latin capere to take ― more at HEAVE

Date: 13th century

1 a : a strong rope especially of 10 inches (25 centimeters) or more in circumference b : a cable-laid rope c : a wire rope or metal chain of great tensile strength d : a wire or wire rope by which force is exerted to control or operate a mechanism


3 a : an assembly of electrical conductors insulated from each other but laid up together (as by being twisted around a central core) b : CABLEGRAM also : a radio message or telegram

4 : something resembling or fashioned like a cable <a fiber-optic cable >

5 : CABLE TELEVISION <a house with cable >

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.