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cable

 
Noun cable has 6 senses
  1. cable, cablegram, overseas telegram - a telegram sent abroad
    --1 is a kind of telegram, wire
    Derived form: verb cable1
  2. cable, line, transmission line - a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
    --2 is a kind of conductor
    --2 is a part of
     telephone system, phone system; cable, cable television, cable system, cable television service
    --2 has particulars:
     coaxial cable, coax, coax cable; electrical cable; fiber optic cable, fibre optic cable; power line, power cable; printer cable
  3. cable - a very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire
    --3 is a kind of
    rope
    --3 is a part of suspension bridge
    --3 has particulars: ground cable
  4. cable, cable length, cable's length - a nautical unit of depth
    --4 is a kind of linear unit
  5. cable television, cable - television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver
    --5 is a kind of television, telecasting, TV, video
  6. cable, cable television, cable system, cable television service - a television system transmitted over cables
    --6 is a kind of television, television system
    --6 has parts: cable, line, transmission line
Verb cable has 2 senses
  1. cable, telegraph, wire - send cables, wires, or telegrams
    --1 is one way to telecommunicate
    Derived form: noun cable1
    Sample sentences:
    They cable them the information
    They cable the information to them
  2. cable - fasten with a cable; "cable trees"
    --2 is one way to
    fasten, fix, secure
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
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