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English noun: cable

1. cable (communication) a telegram sent abroad

Synonymscablegram, overseas telegram

Broader (hypernym)telegram, wire

2. cable (artifact) a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power

Synonymsline, transmission line

Broader (hypernym)conductor

Narrower (hyponym)coax, coax cable, coaxial cable, electrical cable, fiber optic cable, fibre optic cable, power cable, power line, printer cable

Part meronymcable, cable system, cable television, cable television service, phone system, telephone system

3. cable (artifact) a very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire

Broader (hypernym)rope

Narrower (hyponym)ground cable

Part meronymsuspension bridge

4. cable (quantity) a nautical unit of depth

Synonymscable length, cable's length

Broader (hypernym)linear measure, linear unit

5. cable (communication) television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver

Synonymscable television

Broader (hypernym)telecasting, television, TV, video

6. cable (artifact) a television system that transmits over cables

Synonymscable system, cable television, cable television service

Broader (hypernym)television, television system

Part holonymcable, line, transmission line

English verb: cable

1. cable (communication) send cables, wires, or telegrams

ExamplesThey cable them the information, They cable the information to them

Synonymstelegraph, wire

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)telecommunicate

Domain categorytelegraphy

2. cable (contact) fasten with a cable

SamplesCable trees.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

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