Translation: from english

cable (verb)

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  • cable — noun 1 set of wires ADJECTIVE ▪ electric, telephone ▪ overhead, underground ▪ fibre optic/fiber optic ▪ steel ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • cable — ► NOUN 1) a thick rope of wire or hemp. 2) an insulated wire or wires for transmitting electricity or telecommunication signals. 3) a cablegram. 4) the chain of a ship s anchor. 5) Nautical a length of 200 yards (182.9 m) or (in the US) 240 yards …   English terms dictionary

  • cable — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin capulum lasso, from Latin capere to take more at heave Date: 13th century 1. a. a strong rope especially of 10 inches (25 centimeters) or more in… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cable — /ˈkeɪbəl / (say kaybuhl) noun 1. a thick, strong rope, often one of several wires twisted together. 2. Nautical a. the rope or chain used to hold a vessel at anchor. b. → cable length. 3. Electricity a stranded conductor typically of copper wire… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cable — [[t]ke͟ɪb(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦♦ cables, cabling, cabled 1) N VAR A cable is a kind of very strong, thick rope, made of wires twisted together. The miners rode a conveyance attached to a cable made of braided steel wire... Steel cable will be used to… …   English dictionary

  • cable — {{#}}{{LM C06387}}{{〓}} {{SynC06532}} {{[}}cable{{]}} ‹ca·ble› {{《}}▍ s.m.{{》}} {{<}}1{{>}} Trenzado de cuerdas o hilos metálicos capaz de soportar grandes tensiones o pesos: • Se rompió el cable del ancla y la embarcación se fue a la… …   Diccionario de uso del español actual con sinónimos y antónimos

  • cable — 1. noun /keɪbl/ a) A strong, large diameter wire or rope, or something resembling such a rope. I tried to watch the movie last night but my cable was out. b) An assembly of two or more cable laid ropes Syn …   Wiktionary

  • cable — ca|ble1 [ keıbl ] noun ** 1. ) uncount CABLE TELEVISION: The company broadcasts on satellite and cable. 2. ) count or uncount thick wire covered with plastic that is used for carrying electricity or electronic signals 3. ) count or uncount strong …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cable — 1 noun 1 (C) a plastic or rubber tube containing wires that carry telephone messages, electronic signals etc 2 (C, U) a thick strong metal rope used on ships, to support bridges etc 3 (U) cable television: a cable channel 4 (C) a telegram 2 verb… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cable — [13] The ultimate source of cable is late Latin capulum ‘lasso’, a derivative of the verb capere ‘take, seize’, either directly or perhaps via Arabic habl. In Provençal, capulum became cable, which produced the Old French form chable: so English… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • cable — [13] The ultimate source of cable is late Latin capulum ‘lasso’, a derivative of the verb capere ‘take, seize’, either directly or perhaps via Arabic habl. In Provençal, capulum became cable, which produced the Old French form chable: so English… …   Word origins


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