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Meaning of CABLE

Pronunciation:  'keybul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire
  2. [n]  a television system transmitted over cables
  3. [n]  a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
  4. [n]  a telegram sent abroad
  5. [n]  television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver
  6. [n]  a nautical unit of depth
  7. [v]  send cables, wires, or telegrams
  8. [v]  fasten with a cable; "cable trees"

CABLE is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cable length, cable system, cable television, cable television, cable television service, cablegram, cable's length, overseas telegram, telegraph, wire
 See Also: cable, coax, coax cable, coaxial cable, conductor, electrical cable, fasten, fiber optic cable, fibre optic cable, fix, ground cable, line, linear unit, phone system, power cable, power line, printer cable, rope, secure, suspension bridge, telecasting, telecommunicate, telegram, telephone system, television, television, television system, transmission line, TV, video, wire



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ca"ble\ (k[=a]"b'l), n. [F. c[^a]ble, LL. capulum,
    caplum, a rope, fr. L. capere to take; cf. D., Dan., & G.
    kabel, from the French. See {Capable}.]
    1. A large, strong rope or chain, of considerable length,
       used to retain a vessel at anchor, and for other purposes.
       It is made of hemp, of steel wire, or of iron links.
    2. A rope of steel wire, or copper wire, usually covered with
       some protecting or insulating substance; as, the cable of
       a suspension bridge; a telegraphic cable.
    3. (Arch) A molding, shaft of a column, or any other member
       of convex, rounded section, made to resemble the spiral
       twist of a rope; -- called also {cable molding}.
    {Bower cable}, the cable belonging to the bower anchor.
    {Cable road}, a railway on which the cars are moved by a
       continuously running endless rope operated by a stationary
    {Cable's length}, the length of a ship's cable. Cables in the
       merchant service vary in length from 100 to 140 fathoms or
       more; but as a maritime measure, a cable's length is
       either 120 fathoms (720 feet), or about 100 fathoms (600
       feet, an approximation to one tenth of a nautical mile).
    {Cable tier}.
       (a) That part of a vessel where the cables are stowed.
       (b) A coil of a cable.
    {Sheet cable}, the cable belonging to the sheet anchor.
    {Stream cable}, a hawser or rope, smaller than the bower
       cables, to moor a ship in a place sheltered from wind and
       heavy seas.
    {Submarine cable}. See {Telegraph}.
    {To pay out the cable}, {To veer out the cable}, to slacken
       it, that it may run out of the ship; to let more cable run
       out of the hawse hole.
    {To serve the cable}, to bind it round with ropes, canvas,
       etc., to prevent its being, worn or galled in the hawse,
    {To slip the cable}, to let go the end on board and let it
       all run out and go overboard, as when there is not time to
       weigh anchor. Hence, in sailor's use, to die.
  2. \Ca"ble\ (k[=a]"b'l), v. t.
    1. To fasten with a cable.
    2. (Arch.) To ornament with cabling. See {Cabling}.
  3. \Ca"ble\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Cabled} (-b'ld); p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Cabling} (-bl[o^]ng).]
    To telegraph by a submarine cable [Recent]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: A cable represents your stamina and durability. If you dream of a frayed or broken cable, then it means a lack of strength.
Thesaurus Terms
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