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.

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 forms

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

Definition for cable (2 of 2)

Cable

[ key-buh l ]
/ ˈkeɪ bəl /

noun

George Washington,1844–1925, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.

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cable

/ (ˈkeɪbəl) /

noun


verb

Word Origin for cable

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