a heavy, strong rope.
a very strong rope made of strands of metal wire, as used to support cable cars or suspension bridges.
a cord of metal wire used to operate or pull a mechanism.
a thick hawser made of rope, strands of metal wire, or chain.
Electricity. an insulated electrical conductor, often in strands, or a combination of electrical conductors insulated from one another.
Architecture. one of a number of reedings set into the flutes of a column or pilaster.
to send (a message) by cable.
to send a cablegram to.
to fasten with a cable.
to furnish with a cable.
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.
to send a message by cable.
- ca·ble·like, adjective
- re·ca·ble, verb, re·ca·bled, re·ca·bling.
- un·ca·bled, adjective
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How to use cable in a sentence
The matchup, aired on ESPN and NBC, became the most-viewed golf event in cable TV history, and the highest-rated golf broadcast on network TV in 30 years.Tiger Woods Once Beat Rocco Mediate On A Broken Leg. He Says Now: Don't Count Tiger Out | Sean Gregory | February 26, 2021 | Time
Top this best adjustable desk for customization with a simple flat board or add drawers, cabinets, shelves, a hook for hanging your headphones and attachments for keeping your cables in order.Best adjustable desks: Stand or sit with double-duty office furniture | PopSci Commerce Team | February 26, 2021 | Popular-Science
It might, for instance, deter consumers from keeping their basic cable or Showtime subscriptions.For ViacomCBS, another Paramount Plus challenge: How to hold on to old money while pursuing the new | Steven Zeitchik | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
I thought I would be able to ski across the cables, but when my ski edges hit the first one, I fell.
New shows from Tyler Perry, “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah and a prequel to the cable hit “Yellowstone” are also in the offing, as it a host of new reality series and All Access’s existing news and sports.With Paramount Plus, ViacomCBS marshals new weapons in the streaming wars | Steven Zeitchik | February 25, 2021 | Washington Post
Almost all of the network and cable news channels said that they would not be showing the cartoons either.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead | Luke O’Neil | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Well, one expert I talked to said that physically it involves little more than a $20 cable.Red Tape and Black Boxes: Why We Keep ‘Losing’ Airliners in 2014 | Clive Irving | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But then, this show has always been more than just the parody of right-wing cable punditry it was originally made out to be.The End of Truthiness: Stephen Colbert’s Sublime Finale | Noel Murray | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Hart Electric LLC An Illinois- based manufacturer of electrical components, and H.I. cable.
HBOGo has become such a massive success for cable network HBO that they will start to offer the service as a stand-alone option.
I plainly heard a noise upon the cover of my closet like that of a cable, and the grating of it as it passed through the ring.Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
That he laughed at their folly, and went himself in the boat, ordering his men to take a strong cable along with them.Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
The second cable quotes mine of last night wherein I ask leave to call for the East Lancs.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
Neither of us has had a reply to his cable; instead, he has been told two enemy submarines are on their way to pay us a visit.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
The Spanish authorities had just time before this measure was taken to report the bare facts to Madrid by cable.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
British Dictionary definitions for cable
a strong thick rope, usually of twisted hemp or steel wire
nautical an anchor chain or rope
a unit of distance in navigation, equal to one tenth of a sea mile (about 600 feet)
Also called: cable length, cable's length a unit of length in nautical use that has various values, including 100 fathoms (600 feet)
a wire or bundle of wires that conducts electricity: a submarine cable See also coaxial cable
Also called: overseas telegram, international telegram, cablegram a telegram sent abroad by submarine cable, radio, communications satellite, or by telephone line
See cable stitch
short for cable television
to send (a message) to (someone) by cable
(tr) to fasten or provide with a cable or cables
(tr) to supply (a place) with or link (a place) to cable television
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