- The definition of cable means a rope-like bunch of wires used to connect two things.
- The cord that connects your phone to the wall socket is an example of a cable.
- The connection between your computer and your internet service provider is an example of a cable.
A roll of steel cable.
cable definition by Webster's New World
- a thick, heavy rope, now often of wire strands
- the strong, heavy chain attached to a ship's anchor: anchor cables were formerly of rope
- cable length
- a bundle of insulated wires through which an electric current can be passed: telegraph or telephone cables are often laid under the ground or on the ocean floor
- ☆ a cablegram
- cable TV
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French ; from Late Latin capulum, a cable, rope ; from Classical Latin capere, to take hold: see have
- to fasten or furnish with a cable or cables
- to transmit by undersea cable
- to send a cablegram to
cable definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A strong, large-diameter, heavy steel or fiber rope.b. Something that resembles such steel or fiber rope.
- Electricity A bound or sheathed group of mutually insulated conductors.
- Nautical a. A heavy rope or chain for mooring or anchoring a ship.b. A cable length.
- A cablegram.
- Cable television.
- a. To send a cablegram to.b. To transmit (a message) by telegraph.
- To supply or fasten with a cable or cables.
Origin: Middle English, from Old North French, from Late Latin capulum, lasso, from Latin capere, to seize; see kap- in Indo-European roots.
- caˈbler noun
, George Washington 1844-1925.
cable - Computer Definition
A group or bundle of conductors, fibers, or wires, or bound together, sharing a common protective sheath or jacket, and perhaps strength members and shielding. See also aerial cable, direct bury cable, submarine cable, and underground cable. See also conductor, fiber, and wire.
cable - Investment & Finance Definition
The exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the British pound sterling. The rate was transmitted over the transatlantic cable from 1866, and the initial novelty of the communication method gave the exchange rate this name. Cable also refers to sending a message electronically or transferring funds.