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See also câble, and câblé

English[]

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Etymology[]

Recorded since c.1205, from Template:ONF.[[Category:Template:ONF. derivations|Cable]], from Medieval Latin capulum (lasso, rope, halter), from Latin capiō (to take, seize).

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /keɪbl/
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    (file)
    Rhymes: -eɪbəl

Noun[]

Singular
Cable

Plural
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Cable ({{{1}}})

  1. A strong, large-diameter wire or rope, or something resembling such a rope.
  2. An assembly of two or more cable-laid ropes
  3. An assembly of two or more wires, used for electrical power or data circuits; one or more and/or the whole may be insulated.
  4. Template:Nautical A heavy rope or chain of at least 10 inches thick, as used to moor or anchor a ship
  5. (communications) A system for receiving television or Internet service over coaxial or fibreoptic cables
    I tried to watch the movie last night but my cable was out.
  6. Short for cable television, broadcast over the above network, not by antenna
  7. A telegram, notably when send by (submarine) telegraph cable
  8. Template:Nautical A unit of length equal to one tenth of a nautical mile
  9. (finance) The currency pair British Pound against United States Dollar

Synonyms[]

  • wire rope
  • cord
  • (telegram) cablegram
  • (nautical unit) cable length

Antonyms[]

  • (nautical rope) hawser (thinner)

Derived terms[]

  • cablecar
  • cablegram
  • cable-laid
  • cable television
  • cableway
  • chain-cable

Related terms[]

  • cablet

Translations[]

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Verb[]

Infinitive
to Cable

Third person singular
cabl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to Cable (third-person singular simple present cabl, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (transitive) To provide with cable(s)
  2. (transitive) To fasten (as if) with cable(s)
  3. (transitive) To wrap wires to form a cable
  4. (transitive) To send a telegram by cable
  5. (intransitive) To communicate by cable

Derived terms[]

  • cable guy

Translations[]


Anagrams[]

  • abcel,
  • Caleb



Spanish[]

Noun[]

Cable m. (plural Cables)

Singular
Cable m.

Plural
Cables m.

  1. A cable or cord.

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