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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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