Cable - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkeɪbl|  American pronunciation of the word cable
Brit.  |ˈkeɪb(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word cable


- a telegram sent abroad (syn: cablegram)
- a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power (syn: line)
- a very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire
- a nautical unit of depth
- television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver
- a television system that transmits over cables


- send cables, wires, or telegrams (syn: telegraph, wire)
- fasten with a cable


The bridge is held up by cables.

Their company supplied cable for the project.

We need more cable to hook up the computers.

She cabled the news to the United States.

She cabled her parents for money.

The soldiers cabled back to headquarters.

I want to get rid of this house - cut cables and drift about.

Country areas will not be cabled.

We cabled the message to them.

We cabled them to return home immediately.

She cabled (us) that the manuscript had arrived.

They cabled (us) where to meet.

I'll wait for the movie to come out on cable.

I cabled Mary the good news.

...charged that the cable companies had formed an illegal combine for the purpose of keeping rates artificially high...

Word forms

singular: cable
plural: cables
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