cable
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cable(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (electricity)
a. el cable
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Aren't you going to use gloves to handle those cables?¿No vas a usar guantes para manejar esos cables?
2. (telecommunications)
a. el cable
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The cable from our officer warned about possible attacks on the camp.El cable de nuestro oficial avisaba de posibles ataques al campamento.
b. el cablegrama
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Sir, we got a cable for you last night.Señor, nos llegó un cablegrama para usted ayer por la noche.
c. el telegrama
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We spent more than two hours waiting for an important cable.Pasamos más de dos horas esperando un telegrama importante.
3. (television)
a. el cable
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
We live in a valley that has no television reception, so we got cable.Vivimos en un valle que no tiene recepción de televisión, así que instalamos cable.
4. (nautical)
a. el cable
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A powerful winch controls the cable that slowly lowers or raises the ship's anchor.Un potente cabrestante controla el cable que baja o levanta lentamente el ancla de la nave.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to transmit via cable)
a. cablegrafiar
Cable your father to let him know that you arrived safely.Cablegrafía a tu padre para hacerle saber que llegaste bien.
b. mandar un cable
Take this money and cable your mother urgently!¡Toma este dinero y manda un cable a tu madre urgentemente!
c. telegrafiar
The soldier cabled his wife before the battle to tell her how much he loved her.El soldado telegrafió a su esposa antes del combate para decirle lo mucho que la quería.
d. mandar por cable
The war correspondent cabled his report to the newspaper.El corresponsal de guerra mandó el informe por cable al periódico.
6. (to wire for cable television)
a. instalar televisión por cable en
My father cabled his house last year so he could watch the sports channels.Mi padre instaló televisión por cable en casa el año pasado para ver los canales deportivos.
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cable
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (electrical)
a. el cable
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (telephone)
a. el cable(grama)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
cable carteleférico m, funicular m
cable televisiontelevisión por cable
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (message)
a. cablegrafiar
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cable [ˈkeɪbl]
noun
1 (wire, rope, cablegram, pattern) cable (m)
2
cable television See culture box in entry cable.
transitive verb
1 [+news, money] mandar por cable; cablegrafiar
She had to decide whether or not to cable the news to Louis
[+person] mandar un cable a
"Don't do it again," Franklin cabled her when he got her letter
2 (TV) [+city, homes] instalar la televisión por cable en
In France 27 major cities are soon to be cabled In the UK 254,000 homes are cabled
modifier
cable address (n) dirección (f) cablegráfica
cable car (n) teleférico (m); funicular (m)
cable railway (n) (aerial) teleférico (m); (funicular) funicular (m) aéreo
cable stitch (n) punto (m) de trenza
cable television (n) televisión (f) por cable
cable transfer (n) (Economics) transferencia (f) por cable
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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