Meaning of CABLE in English

CABLE

/ ˈkeɪbl; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

1.

[ U , C ] thick strong metal rope used on ships, for supporting bridges, etc.

2.

[ C , U ] a set of wires, covered in plastic or rubber, that carries electricity, telephone signals, etc. :

overhead / underground cables

a 10 000 volt cable

fibre-optic cable

3.

[ U ] = cable television :

We can receive up to 500 cable channels.

4.

[ C ] ( old-fashioned ) a message sent by electrical signals and printed out

■ verb

[ v , vn ] ( old-fashioned ) to send sb a cable noun (4)

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WORD ORIGIN

Middle English : from an Anglo-Norman French variant of Old French chable , from late Latin capulum halter.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.