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cable

ca·ble

cable

 
pronunciation:
keI bl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thick, strong rope made of fiber or steel.
The bridge is supported by heavy cables.
synonyms:
rope
similar words:
cord, cordage, guy, line, strand, twine
definition 2: a heavy chain used to moor or anchor ships.
synonyms:
chain, hawser, mooring
similar words:
line
definition 3: a wrapped cord of insulated electrical wires.
Some electrical cables came down during the storm.
synonyms:
cord, wire
similar words:
cordage, line, strand
definition 4: a cablegram.
My father sent a cable from England.
synonyms:
cablegram, telegram, wire
definition 5: cable television.
We get a lot more channels now that we have cable.
similar words:
television
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cabled, cables, cabling
definition 1: to send a cablegram to.
I cabled her with the news.
synonyms:
telegraph, wire
similar words:
telephone
definition 2: to send (a message) by telegraph.
synonyms:
telegraph, wire
definition 3: to attach with a cable or cables.
synonyms:
wire
similar words:
affix, attach, connect, fasten, hook up, join
definition 4: to equip with a cable or cables.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to transmit a message by cablegram.
synonyms:
telegraph, wire
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or relating to cable television.
You have to pay extra for some cable channels.Do you think cable programming is high quality?
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