[key-buh l] /ˈkeɪ bəl/
a heavy, strong rope.
a very strong rope made of strands of metal wire, as used to support cable cars or suspension bridges.
a cord of metal wire used to operate or pull a mechanism.
Electricity. an insulated electrical conductor, often in strands, or a combination of electrical conductors insulated from one another.
Architecture. one of a number of reedings set into the flutes of a column or pilaster.
verb (used with object), cabled, cabling.
to send (a message) by cable.
to send a to.
to fasten with a cable.
to furnish with a cable.
to join (cities, parts of a country, etc.) by means of a network:
The state will be completely cabled in a few years.
verb (used without object), cabled, cabling.
to send a message by cable.
a strong thick rope, usually of twisted hemp or steel wire
(nautical) an anchor chain or rope
a wire or bundle of wires that conducts electricity: a submarine cable See also coaxial cable
Also called overseas telegram, international telegram, cablegram. a telegram sent abroad by submarine cable, radio, communications satellite, or by telephone line
See cable stitch
short for cable television
to send (a message) to (someone) by cable
(transitive) to fasten or provide with a cable or cables
(transitive) to supply (a place) with or link (a place) to cable television
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; 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.
[keyj] /keɪdʒ/ noun 1. a boxlike enclosure having wires, bars, or the like, for confining and displaying birds or animals. 2. anything that confines or imprisons; prison. 3. something resembling a cage in structure, as for a cashier or bank teller. 4. the car or enclosed platform of an elevator. 5. Mining. an enclosed platform […]
recalcification re·cal·ci·fi·ca·tion (rē-kāl’sə-fĭ-kā’shən) n. The restoration of lost calcium salts to body tissues.
[ri-kal-si-truh nt] /rɪˈkæl sɪ trənt/ adjective 1. resisting authority or control; not obedient or compliant; refractory. 2. hard to deal with, manage, or operate. noun 3. a recalcitrant person. /rɪˈkælsɪtrənt/ adjective 1. not susceptible to control or authority; refractory noun 2. a recalcitrant person n. 1845, from French récalcitrance or from recalcitrant + -ance. adj. […]
[ri-kal-si-truh nt] /rɪˈkæl sɪ trənt/ adjective 1. resisting authority or control; not obedient or compliant; refractory. 2. hard to deal with, manage, or operate. noun 3. a recalcitrant person. /rɪˈkælsɪtrənt/ adjective 1. not susceptible to control or authority; refractory noun 2. a recalcitrant person adj. 1823, from French récalcitrant, literally “kicking back” (17c.-18c.), past participle […]