Definitions of cable

  1. To fasten, as by a cable.
  2. To send a message by submarine telegraph.
  3. To telegraph by a submarine cable
  4. To fasten with a cable.
  5. To ornament with cabling. See Cabling.
  6. To fasten with a cable; to send by submarine telegraph.
  7. To fasten with a cable; to send a message by telegraph cable.
  8. a very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire
  9. a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
  10. a telegram sent abroad
  11. television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver
  12. a nautical unit of depth
  13. A large, strong rope or chain, of considerable length, used to retain a vessel at anchor, and for other purposes. It is made of hemp, of steel wire, or of iron links.
  14. A rope of steel wire, or copper wire, usually covered with some protecting or insulating substance; as, the cable of a suspension bridge; a telegraphic cable.
  15. A strong rope or chain which ties anything, especially a ship to her anchor: a nautical measure of 100 fathoms.
  16. A rope or chain which holds a ship to her anchor.
  17. A heavy rope or chain, as for an anchor, etc.
  18. A cable's length, 100 fathoms.
  19. An insulated telegraph wire or wires, as for a submarine telegraph.
  20. A long strong rope or chain, such as is used to hold a vessel at anchor; a cable- like contrivances for conveying a telegraph- wire underwater; a wreathed circular moulding, resembling a rope.
  21. A rope or chain of various degrees of thickness, used in ships; a cable's- length, 720 feet.
  22. Having mouldings like a cable. A cabled cross, one formed of the two ends of a ship's cable.