IPA: kˈeɪbʌɫ


  • (material) A long object used to make a physical connection.
  • A strong, large-diameter wire or rope, or something resembling such a rope.
  • An assembly of two or more cable-laid ropes.
  • An assembly of two or more wires, used for electrical power or data circuits; one or more and/or the whole may be insulated.
  • (nautical) A strong rope or chain used to moor or anchor a ship.
  • (communication) A system for transmitting television or Internet services over a network of coaxial or fibreoptic cables.
  • A telegram, notably when sent by (submarine) telegraph cable.
  • (nautical) A unit of length equal to one tenth of a nautical mile.
  • (unit, chiefly nautical) 100 fathoms, 600 imperial feet, approximately 185 m.
  • (finance) The currency pair British Pound against United States Dollar.
  • (architecture) A moulding, shaft of a column, or any other member of convex, rounded section, made to resemble the spiral twist of a rope.
  • (knitting) A textural pattern achieved by passing groups of stitches over one another.
  • A surname from Anglo-Norman.
  • (television) Ellipsis of cable television, broadcast over the above network, not by antenna. [Television received through coaxial cables; specifically, a TV service that provides reception to suburbs or other residential areas through utility lines and offering a wide variety of TV channels through satellite reception.]


  • (transitive) To provide with cable(s)
  • (transitive) To fasten (as if) with cable(s)
  • (transitive) To wrap wires to form a cable
  • (transitive) To send a telegram, news, etc., by cable
  • (intransitive) To communicate by cable
  • (architecture, transitive) To ornament with cabling.
  • (knitting) To create cable stitches.

Examples of "cable" in Sentences

  • The transatlantic cable was laid.
  • Take the rope instead of the cable.
  • The cable is in the middle of the track.
  • The wire dates the cables and the sword.
  • The disadvantage is the cost of these cables.
  • A cable is used to softly lower the container.
  • The other end of the buoyant cable is attached to the cable reel.
  • In the end, the cable was not retracted despite the disagreement.
  • It was the landfall of the French transatlantic telegraph cables.
  • For Windows or Mac users, not having the cable is a definite advantage.
  • I'm not sure about the purpose of the output coax cable from the cable box.
  • Now that I have the digital converter the cable is always going out. “low signals” FUCK COMCAST.
  • Like my friend said, "it's like calling the cable company to tell them your stolen cable is out."
  • The Court also relied on what it characterized as cable's "gatekeeper" role, controlling the video programming entering consumers 'homes.
  • He shook each arm, and from under each of the fluffy lace cuffs fell out an iron hook fast to a thin cable of steel that evidently ran up her sleeves.
  • -- The remaining department of Telegraphy is embodied in the startling departure from ancient ideas of the possible which we know as cable telegraphy, the messages by such means being _cablegrams_.
  • Whether their cable from the Cape to Australia shall prove a stumbling-block in the way of the all-British State-owned cable, is a matter that rests entirely with the people of Great Britain and the Colonies.
  • Although the boycott began after Beck's July 7 remarks about Obama's alleged racism, it was broadened by democrats. com into an attack on Fox News and what it calls the cable network's campaign of "outright hate-mongering and incitement of violence" following Obama's election.
  • This piece of the cable is the largest and heaviest ever made, weighing above twenty tons to the mile, and measuring 2½ in. in diameter, at the shore end, but diminishing gradually, in the last 500 yards outwards, to the ordinary size of the main deep-sea cable, with which it has been joined.

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