cable: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kā'bul), [key]
— n., v., -bled, -bling.
  1. a heavy, strong rope.
  2. a very strong rope made of strands of metal wire, as used to support cable cars or suspension bridges.
  3. a cord of metal wire used to operate or pull a mechanism.
    1. a thick hawser made of rope, strands of metal wire, or chain.
    2. Seecable's length.
  4. an insulated electrical conductor, often in strands, or a combination of electrical conductors insulated from one another.
  5. cablegram.
  6. See
  7. cable-stitch.
  8. one of a number of reedings set into the flutes of a column or pilaster.
  1. to send (a message) by cable.
  2. to send a cablegram to.
  3. to fasten with a cable.
  4. to furnish with a cable.
  5. 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.
  1. to send a message by cable.
  2. to cable-stitch.


Pronunciation: (kā'bul), [key]
  1. 1844–1925, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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