- A strong, large-diameter wire or rope, or something resembling such a rope.
- An assembly of two or more wires which are used for electrical power or data circuits; one or more may be insulated.
verb to cable
- (nautical) A heavy rope or chain used to moor or anchor a ship
- (communications) A system for receiving television or Internet service over coaxial or fibreoptic cables
- I tried to watch the movie last night but my cable was out.
- A telegram
- (finance) in financial markets 'cable' is used to refer to the currency pair Great British Pounds against United States Dollars
- (nautical) A unit of length
- To send a telegram
- To wrap wires to form a cable
- A component of an electrical battery.
- This MP3 player runs on 2 AAA cells.
- A room in a prison for containing inmates.
- The combatants spent the night in separate cells.
- A room in a monastery for sleeping one person.
- Gregor Mendel must have spent a good amount of time outside of his .
- A small group of people forming part of a larger organization.
- Those three fellows are the local of that organization.
- (meteorology) A small thunderstorm, caused by convection, that forms ahead of a storm front.
- There is a powerful storm headed our way.
- (cytology) The basic unit of a living organism, surrounded by a cell membrane.
- There is a virtual zoo of single organisms living in your mouth.
- (biology) An cavity in a structure such as a honeycomb or ovary.
- The bee filled the with honey.
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- (biology) the title of a scientific journal published by Wikipedia:Elsevier, Elsevier
- It was published in Cell. ''-->
- (computing) The minimal unit of a cellular automaton that can change state and has an associated behavior.
- The upper right always starts with the color green.
- (communication) A short, fixed-length packet as in Wikipedia:Asynchronous Transfer Mode, asynchronous transfer mode.
- Virtual Channel number 5 received 170 cells.
- (communication) A region of radio reception that is a part of a larger radio network.
- I get good reception in my home because it is near a tower.
- (context, US, informal) A cellular phone.
- (geometry) A three-dimensional facet of a polytope.
- A portable, wireless telephone, which changes antenna connections seamlessly during travel from one radio reception cell to another without losing the party-to-party call connection.
- (context, US, informal) A cellular phone (mobile phone).
- Of, relating to, consisting of, or resembling a cell or cells.
noun (abbreviation: cell phone)
- A mobile phone using cellular technology.
- (colloquial): A mobile phone using any technology (such as PCS).
- (given name, male, , ) A diminutive of the masculine given name Charles.
- (given name, female, , ) A diminutive female given name of Charlotte or Charlene.
- (uncountable) The letter C in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
- (uncountable) (slang) Cocaine.
- (British and Australian slang, often qualified with right and/or proper) A fool.
- You look a right in that clown outfit!
- Is your name Charlie? ... Well, you look like one.
- The act of moving or revolving around, or as in a circle or orbit; a revolution; as, the periodical circuit of the earth around the sun.
- The circumference of, or distance around, any space; the measure of a line around an area.
- The circuit or compass of Ireland is 1,800 miles. J. Stow.
- That which encircles anything, as a ring or crown.
- 1590, And this fell tempest shall not cease to rage Until the golden circuit on my head, Like to the glorious sun's transparent beams, Do calm the fury of this mad-bred flaw. — William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part II, Act III, Scene I, line 351.
- The space enclosed within a circle, or within limits.
- 1592, "Fondling," she saith, "since I have ehm, hemm'd thee here Within the circuit of this ivory pale, I'll be a park, and thou shalt be my deer: Feed where thou wilt, on mountain, or in dale; Graze on my lips; and if those hills be dry, Stray lower, where the pleasant fountains lie. — William Shakespeare, Venus and Adonis, Stanza 39, line 229.
- A wide enclosed with goodliest trees.
- A regular or appointed journeying from place to place in the exercise of one's calling, as of a judge, or a preacher.
- A certain division of a state or country, established by law for a judge or judges to visit, for the administration of justice.
- (Methodist Church) A district in which an itinerant preacher labors.
- By analogy to the proceeding three, a set of theaters among which the same acts circulate; especially common in the heyday of vaudeville.
- (obsolete) Circumlocution.
- (context, intransitive, obsolete) To move in a circle; to go round; to circulate.
- (obsolete) To travel around.
- Having circuited the air.
- A very short abbreviation, often with little correlation to the item it represents
verb (codes, coding, coded)
- You assigned the same "unique" to two intake-categories, causing a database error!
- A body of law, sanctioned by legislation, in which the rules of law to be specifically applied by the courts are set forth in systematic form; a compilation of laws by public authority; a digest.
- "The collection of laws made by the order of Justinian is sometimes called, by way of eminence, "The Code"." -Wharton
- Any system of rules or regulations relating to one subject; as, the medical code, a system of rules for the regulation of the professional conduct of physicians; the naval code, a system of rules for making communications at sea means of signals.
- A set of rules for converting information into another form or representation.
- (crypto) A cryptographic system using a codebook that converts word, words or phrase, phrases into codeword, codewords.
- source code, Source code.
- (computing) To write software programs.
- To categorise by assigning identifiers from a schedule, for example CPT coding for medical insurance purposes.
- (crypto) To encode.
- We should the messages we sent out on usenet.
noun (sometimes capitalized)
- (Christianity) The prayer said before the reading of the epistle lesson, especially one found in a prayerbook, as with the Book of Common Prayer.
- He used the day's collect as the basis of his sermon.
- gather, Gather together; amass items.
- Suzanne collected all the papers she had laid out.
- get, Get; particularly, get from someone.
- A bank collects a monthly payment on a client's new car loan.
- A mortgage company collects a monthly payment on a house.
- accumulate, Accumulate similar items or items belonging to a particular theme, particularly for a hobby or recreation.
- John Henry collects stamps.