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cable

ca·ble

cable

 
 
pronunciation:
keI bl
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a thick, strong rope made of steel or fiber.
Bridges often hang from heavy cables.
synonyms:
rope
similar words:
cord, guy, line, strand, twine
definition 2: a bundle of insulated wires used to carry electric current.
We lost electricity when the cable broke in the storm.
synonyms:
cord, wire
similar words:
line, strand
definition 3: a message sent under the ocean by cable.
My father sent a cable from England.
synonyms:
telegram, wire
definition 4: a form of television in which the sound and picture signals are sent by cable rather than through the air; cable television.
similar words:
television
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: cabled, cables, cabling
definition: to send a cable message to.
I cabled her with the news.
synonyms:
telegraph, wire
similar words:
telephone
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