cable

[ key-buh l ]
/ ˈkeɪ bəl /

noun

verb (used with object), ca·bled, ca·bling.

verb (used without object), ca·bled, ca·bling.

to send a message by cable.

Nearby words

  1. cabinetwork,
  2. cabirean,
  3. cabiri,
  4. cabiric,
  5. cabiritic,
  6. cable bend,
  7. cable box,
  8. cable buoy,
  9. cable car,
  10. cable graft

Origin of cable

1175–1225; Middle English, probably < Old North French *cable < Late Latin capulum lasso; compare Latin capulāre to rope, halter (cattle), akin to capere to take

Related formsca·ble·like, adjectivere·ca·ble, verb, re·ca·bled, re·ca·bling.un·ca·bled, adjective

Cable

[ key-buh l ]
/ ˈkeɪ bəl /

noun

George Washington,1844–1925, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
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British Dictionary definitions for cable

cable

/ (ˈkeɪbəl) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for cable

C13: from Old Norman French, from Late Latin capulum halter

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Word Origin and History for cable
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