Browse Dictionary by Letter

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z
cablegram a telegraph message sent by underwater cable.
cable length a unit of nautical length equal to 720 feet or 219.6 meters in the United States.
cable railway a system of transportation in which enclosed passenger cars, pulled by a continuously moving underground cable, roll along rails.
cable television a form of television in which the sound and picture signals from distant stations are received by a master antenna and then delivered by electrical cable. Cable television typically provides clear reception, access to a large number of channels, and a relatively wide range of programming, whereas conventional television is limited to the reception of signals from local stations.
cablevision cable television.
cabochon a polished gemstone, usu. in the form of a circle or ellipse, without facets. [2 definitions]
caboodle (informal) group of things or people; bunch; lot.
caboose a car at the rear of a freight train, used by the crew as a place for eating and sleeping.
cabretta a soft strong kidlike leather made from the skins of certain sheep.
cabriolet a light, one-horse carriage designed for two passengers and having two wheels and a folding hood. [2 definitions]
cabstand a place, usu. designated by a municipality, where taxicabs line up and wait to be hired.
cacao a South American tree bearing yellowish flowers and reddishbrown seeds. [2 definitions]
cacciatore cooked in a covered pot with olive oil, tomato paste, onions, wine, herbs, and other ingredients.
cachalot a sperm whale.
cache a hiding place for treasures or supplies, esp. in the ground. [3 definitions]
cachepot an ornamental container into which the plain pot of a houseplant is set and thus concealed from view.
cachet an official seal on a document or letter. [4 definitions]
cachinnate to laugh very loudly or excessively.
cacique in Spain and Latin America, a local political boss. [3 definitions]
cackle to make the sharp, broken cry of a hen. [5 definitions]
caco- bad; harsh.