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cable

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noun, often attributive ca·ble \ˈkā-bəl\

Simple Definition of cable

  • : a thick, strong rope made of wires that are twisted together

  • : a wire that moves a part in a machine

  • : a group of wires, glass fibers, etc., covered in plastic or rubber and used to carry electricity or electrical signals

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cable

  1. 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

  2. 2 :  cable length

  3. 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. 4 :  something resembling or fashioned like a cable <a fiber-optic cable>

  5. 5 :  cable television <a house with cable>

Examples of cable in a sentence

  1. The bridge is held up by cables.

  2. Their company supplied cable for the project.

  3. We need more cable to hook up the computers.



Origin of cable

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin capulum lasso, from Latin capere to take — more at heave


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with cable


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cable

verb, ca·ble

Simple Definition of cable

  • : to send a message by telegraph

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cable

cabledcabling play \ˈkā-b(ə-)liŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to fasten with or as if with a cable

  3. 2 :  to provide with a cable or cables

  4. 3 :  to telegraph by submarine cable

  5. 4 :  to make into a cable or into a form resembling a cable

  6. intransitive verb
  7. :  to communicate by a submarine cable

cabler \-b(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of cable in a sentence

  1. She cabled the news to the United States.

  2. She cabled her parents for money.

  3. The soldiers cabled back to headquarters.



Circa 1500

First Known Use of cable

circa 1500


Cable

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biographical name Ca·ble \ˈkā-bəl\

Definition of Cable

  1. George Washington 1844–1925 Am. nov.





CABLE Defined for Kids

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cable

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noun ca·ble \ˈkā-bəl\

Definition of cable for Students

  1. 1 :  a very strong rope, wire, or chain

  2. 2 :  a bundle of wires to carry electric current

  3. 3 :  telegram

  4. 4 :  cable television




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cable

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verb ca·ble

Definition of cable for Students

cabledcabling

  1. :  to send a message by telegraph <She cabled the news to her parents.>





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