Crossword clues for cable
- Premium ___
- Lift things?
- A telegram sent abroad
- A conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
- A very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire
- A nautical unit of depth
- Kind of TV
- "Old Creole Days" author
- Sweater knitter's stitch
- Kind of stitch
- Mode of TV reception
- Mooring chain
- Kind of car or stitch
- Type of TV
- Cyrus Field interest
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cable \Ca"ble\ (k[=a]"b'l), n. [F. c[^a]ble, LL. capulum, caplum, a rope, fr. L. capere to take; cf. D., Dan., & G. kabel, from the French. See Capable.]
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.
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.
(Arch) A molding, shaft of a column, or any other member of convex, rounded section, made to resemble the spiral twist of a rope; -- called also cable molding. Bower cable, the cable belonging to the bower anchor. Cable road, a railway on which the cars are moved by a continuously running endless rope operated by a stationary motor. Cable's length, the length of a ship's cable. Cables in the merchant service vary in length from 100 to 140 fathoms or more; but as a maritime measure, a cable's length is either 120 fathoms (720 feet), or about 100 fathoms (600 feet, an approximation to one tenth of a nautical mile). Cable tier.
That part of a vessel where the cables are stowed.
A coil of a cable.
Sheet cable, the cable belonging to the sheet anchor.
Stream cable, a hawser or rope, smaller than the bower cables, to moor a ship in a place sheltered from wind and heavy seas.
Submarine cable. See Telegraph.
To pay out the cable, To veer out the cable, to slacken it, that it may run out of the ship; to let more cable run out of the hawse hole.
To serve the cable, to bind it round with ropes, canvas, etc., to prevent its being, worn or galled in the hawse, et.
To slip the cable, to let go the end on board and let it all run out and go overboard, as when there is not time to weigh anchor. Hence, in sailor's use, to die.
Cable \Ca"ble\ (k[=a]"b'l), v. t.
To fasten with a cable.
(Arch.) To ornament with cabling. See Cabling.
Cable \Ca"ble\, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Cabled (-b'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Cabling (-bl[o^]ng).] To telegraph by a submarine cable [Recent]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1200, from Old North French cable, from Medieval Latin capulum "lasso, rope, halter for cattle," from Latin capere "to take, seize" (see capable). Technically, in nautical use, a rope 10 or more inches around, to hold the ship when at anchor; in non-nautical use, a rope of wire (not hemp or fiber). Given a new range of senses in 19c.: Meaning "message received by telegraphic cable" is from 1883 (short for cable message). Cable car is from 1879. Cable television first attested 1963; shortened form cable is from 1972.
c.1500, "to tie up with cables;" 1871, American English, "to transmit by cable;" from cable (n.). Related: Cabled; cabling.
n. 1 (label en material) A long object used to make a physical connection. 2 # A strong, large-diameter wire or rope, or something resembling such a rope. 3 # An assembly of two or more cable-laid ropes. 4 # An assembly of two or more wires, used for electrical power or data circuits; one or more and/or the whole may be insulated. 5 # (label en nautical) A heavy rope or chain of at least 10 inches thick, as used to moor or anchor a ship. 6 (communications) A system for transmitting television or Internet services over a network of coaxial or fibreoptic cables. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To provide with cable(s) 2 (context transitive English) To fasten (as if) with cable(s) 3 (context transitive English) To wrap wires to form a cable 4 (context transitive English) To send a telegram by cable 5 (context intransitive English) To communicate by cable 6 (context architecture transitive English) To ornament with cabling.
a very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire
television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver [syn: cable television]
A cable is two or more wires running side by side and bonded, twisted, or braided together to form a single assembly.
Cable may also refer to:
Cable is an American band formed in 1994 in Rockville, Connecticut. They combine a hardcore punk and emo aesthetic with a rhythmically complex, often discordant metal-influenced musical approach. Lineup changes and delays between recordings may have hindered their notoriety over the years.
Cable is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Ayrton Cable (born 2003), Social activist and entrepreneur, Grandson of Vince Cable
- Frank Cable (1863–1945), American engineer, an early pioneer in submarine development
- James Cable (1920–2001), British diplomat and naval strategic thinker
- Shawn Cable (born 1980), Canadian lacrosse player
- Stuart Cable (1970–2010), British drummer
- Tom Cable (born 1964), American football coach
- Vince Cable (born 1943), British politician
Cable is the name of multiple comic book titles featuring the character Cable and published by Marvel Comics, beginning with the original Cable comic book series which debuted in 1993.
An electrical cable is made of two or more wires running side by side and bonded, twisted, or braided together to form a single assembly, the ends of which can be connected to two devices, enabling the transfer of electrical signals from one device to the other. Cables are used for a wide range of purposes, and each must be tailored for that purpose. Cables are used extensively in electronic devices for power and signal circuits. Long-distance communication takes place over undersea cables. Power cables are used for bulk transmission of alternating and direct current power, especially using high-voltage cable. Electrical cables are extensively used in building wiring for lighting, power and control circuits permanently installed in buildings. Since all the circuit conductors required can be installed in a cable at one time, installation labor is saved compared to certain other wiring methods.
The term originally referred to a nautical line of specific length where multiple ropes, each laid clockwise, are then laid together anti-clockwise and shackled to produce a strong thick line, resistant to water absorption, that was used to anchor large ships. In mechanics, cables, otherwise known as wire ropes, are used for lifting, hauling, and towing or conveying force through tension. In electrical engineering cables are used to carry electric currents. An optical cable contains one or more optical fibers in a protective jacket that supports the fibers.
Cable (Nathan Summers) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics, most commonly in association with X-Force and the X-Men. Nathan Summers is the adult son of the X-Man Cyclops (Scott Summers) and Madelyne Pryor ( Jean Grey's clone), and the half brother of Rachel Summers, from a possible future timeline, having been transported as an infant to the future, where he grew into a warrior, before returning to the present. The character first appeared as a newborn infant in Uncanny X-Men #201 (Jan. 1986), created by writer Chris Claremont, while Cable's adult identity was created by writer Louise Simonson and artist/co-writer Rob Liefeld, and first appeared in The New Mutants #87 (March 1990).
Cable were a British indie rock band originally from Derby, UK who released 3 albums in the late '90s: Down-Lift the Up-Trodden ('96), When Animals Attack ('97), and Sub-Lingual ('99), on Infectious Records. The band split up in 1999.
Formed in 1992 by Matt Bagguley and Darius Hinks, Cable were initially inspired by the art-rock leanings of indie-labels such as Touch and Go, Dischord, Blast First, Southern Records and Shimmy Disc, and also UK artists such as Spacemen 3 & My Bloody Valentine. The first settled line-up was Matt Bagguley (vocals/guitar), Darius Hinks (guitar), Pete Darrington (bass), Neil Cooper (drums) and throughout 1993 the band played regularly with underground acts from the U.S (such as Medicine, Polvo, Truman's Water, Rocket From The Crypt..) In early '94 their debut single "Sale of the Century" was released on 7", by Derby-based indie-label Krunch! Records. Radio 1 DJ John Peel played it immediately on his show saying it was the best thing he'd heard that week and phoned the band during the show to invite them to record a session. John Peel remained a loyal fan from that moment on, and altogether the band recorded 4 Peel Sessions.
Cable (or the cable) is a foreign exchange term used for the GBP/ USD currency pair rate ( British pound vs the US dollar).
The term cable is a slang term used by forex traders to refer to the exchange rate between the pound and dollar and is also used to simply refer to the British pound itself. The term originated in the mid-19th century, when the exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and British pound began to be transmitted across the Atlantic by a submarine communications cable. Since that time the exchange rate has been referred to as the cable.
The first Transatlantic Cable was laid under the Atlantic Ocean in 1858, but it failed after only about a month of fitful service. The first truly successful cable across the Atlantic was completed in July 1866, reliably transmitting currency prices between the London and New York Exchanges. The first such exchange rate to be published in The Times appeared in their issue of 10 August 1866.
Transatlantic communications are now mainly carried by optical fibre cables, supplemented to a small degree by satellites, but forex traders' nickname for the pound-dollar pair still hearkens back to the old days of copper telegraph cables.
Usage examples of "cable".
Eric thought they were the same thing, these two, and the old Chinese was the same, doing acupoint massage, and the repair crew passing fiber-optic cable down a manhole from an enormous yellow spool.
If you stop to think about it, cable television has brought electronic advertising to local businesses that would never have been able to advertise on traditional broadcast television.
You may choose to advertise on certain cable companies based upon the demographics of their communities.
So advertisers will use cable to augment a marketing program, not as a primary means of producing results.
But cable television does offer local and regional advertisers a good selection of stations that deliver targeted consumers.
The cost of local cable advertising is low enough to attract even very small businesses.
Cable television has grown so fast and so furiously that it is now a staple in the marketing and advertising plans for both local and national advertisers.
There were no shore power cables on the ship but a heavy gantry with thick cables had been retracted aft near the rudder.
On the outside, induction cables lashed round in anarchic hundred-kilometre arcs, preventing even the most agile void-hawks from rendezvousing.
Made of carbon fiber, aluminium or composite resin, with cams that worked like gears at the end of the bow to give the bow cable more power, these modern versions of the longbow would have had Robin Hood creaming his Lincoln green.
The light aluminium gondolas would have too bad a time in winds of this strength, particularly over the last great swoop of cable that brought them a good quarter of a mile over the exposed shoulder beneath the plateau.
Their Height suggested a voltage of well over one hundred thousand, and such heavy cables suggested a very heavy amperage, so that a tremendous load was expected.
Guil told what he knew: a whack in the head from a winch cable, a partner dead, Gerry Harper going off from Ancel in a fit of rage, the Harper brothers not dealing with each other any more for years.
Koslowski was a Park rat, and a daughter and a granddaughter of more Park rats who were all now either working on the TransAlaska Pipeline or in Prudhoe Bay, or in the Pioneer Home in Anchorage, eating Doritos and watching Jerry Springer on cable.
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