Meaning of CABLE in English


— cablelike , adj.

/kay"beuhl/ , n. , v. , cabled, cabling .


1. a heavy, strong rope.

2. a very strong rope made of strands of metal wire, as used to support cable cars or suspension bridges.

3. a cord of metal wire used to operate or pull a mechanism.

4. Naut.

a. a thick hawser made of rope, strands of metal wire, or chain.

b. See cable's length .

5. Elect. an insulated electrical conductor, often in strands, or a combination of electrical conductors insulated from one another.

6. cablegram.

7. See cable television .

8. cable-stitch.

9. Archit. one of a number of reedings set into the flutes of a column or pilaster.


10. to send (a message) by cable.

11. to send a cablegram to.

12. to fasten with a cable.

13. to furnish with a cable.

14. to join (cities, parts of a country, etc.) by means of a cable television network: The state will be completely cabled in a few years.


15. to send a message by cable.

16. to cable-stitch.

[ 1175-1225; ME, prob. cable capulum lasso; cf. L capulare to rope, halter (cattle), akin to capere to take ]

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