Cable vs. Cord

Cable vs. Cord — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Cable and Cord

Cablenoun

A strong, large-diameter, heavy steel or fiber rope.

Cordnoun

A slender length of flexible material usually made of twisted strands or fibers and used to bind, tie, connect, or support. See Usage Note at chord1.

Cablenoun

Something that resembles such steel or fiber rope.

Cordnoun

An insulated flexible electric wire fitted with a plug or plugs.

Cablenoun

(Electricity) A bound or sheathed group of mutually insulated conductors.

Cordnoun

A hangman's rope.

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Cablenoun

A sheathed bundle of optical fibers.

Cordnoun

An influence, feeling, or force that binds or restrains; a bond or tie.

Cablenoun

A heavy rope or chain for mooring or anchoring a ship.

Cordnoun

also chord(Anatomy)A long ropelike structure, such as a nerve or tendon

a spinal cord.

Cablenoun

A cable length.

Cordnoun

A raised rib on the surface of cloth.

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Cablenoun

Cable television.

Cordnoun

A fabric or cloth with such ribs.

Cablenoun

A similar service providing internet access.

Cordnoun

cords Pants made of corduroy.

Cablenoun

A cablegram.

Cordnoun

A unit of quantity for cut fuel wood, equal to a stack measuring 4 × 4 × 8 feet or 128 cubic feet (3.62 cubic meters).

Cableadjective

Of or relating to a subscription television or internet service that uses cables to carry signals between local distribution antennas and the subscriber's location.

Cordverb

To fasten or bind with a cord

corded the stack of old newspapers and placed them in the recycling bin.

Cableverb

To send a cablegram to.

Cordverb

To furnish with a cord.

Cableverb

To transmit (a message) by telegraph.

Cordverb

To pile (wood) in cords.

Cableverb

To supply or fasten with a cable or cables.

Cordnoun

A long, thin, flexible length of twisted yarns (strands) of fiber (rope, for example); uncountable such a length of twisted strands considered as a commodity.

The burglar tied up the victim with a cord.He looped some cord around his fingers.

Cableverb

To send a cablegram.

Cordnoun

A small flexible electrical conductor composed of wires insulated separately or in bundles and assembled together usually with an outer cover; the electrical cord of a lamp, sweeper (US vacuum cleaner), or other appliance.

Cablenoun

(material) A long object used to make a physical connection.

Cordnoun

A unit of measurement for firewood, equal to 128 cubic feet (4 × 4 × 8 feet), composed of logs and/or split logs four feet long and none over eight inches diameter. It is usually seen as a stack four feet high by eight feet long.

Cablenoun

A strong, large-diameter wire or rope, or something resembling such a rope.

Cordnoun

(figuratively) Any influence by which persons are caught, held, or drawn, as if by a cord.

Cablenoun

An assembly of two or more cable-laid ropes.

Cordnoun

(anatomy) Any structure having the appearance of a cord, especially a tendon or nerve.

spermatic cord; spinal cord; umbilical cord; vocal cords

Cablenoun

An assembly of two or more wires, used for electrical power or data circuits; one or more and/or the whole may be insulated.

Cordnoun

dated form of chord|nodot=1: musical sense.

Cablenoun

(nautical) A strong rope or chain used to moor or anchor a ship.

Cordnoun

misspelling of chord|nodot=1: a cross-section measurement of an aircraft wing.

Cablenoun

(communications) A system for transmitting television or Internet services over a network of coaxial or fibreoptic cables.

I tried to watch the movie last night but my cable was out.

Cordverb

To furnish with cords

Cablenoun

Short for cable television, broadcast over the above network, not by antenna.

Cordverb

To tie or fasten with cords

Cablenoun

A telegram, notably when sent by (submarine) telegraph cable.

Cordverb

To flatten a book during binding

Cablenoun

(nautical) A unit of length equal to one tenth of a nautical mile.

Cordverb

To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord.

Cablenoun

100 fathoms, 600 imperial feet, approximately 185 m.

Cordnoun

a line made of twisted fibers or threads;

the bundle was tied with a cord

Cablenoun

(finance) The currency pair British Pound against United States Dollar.

Cordnoun

a unit of amount of wood cut for burning; 128 cubic feet

Cablenoun

(architecture) A moulding, shaft of a column, or any other member of convex, rounded section, made to resemble the spiral twist of a rope.

Cordnoun

a light insulated conductor for household use

Cableverb

(transitive) To provide with cable(s)

Cordnoun

a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton

Cableverb

(transitive) To fasten (as if) with cable(s)

Cordverb

stack in cords;

cord firewood

Cableverb

(transitive) To wrap wires to form a cable

Cordverb

bind or tie with a cord

Cableverb

(transitive) To send a telegram by cable

Cableverb

(intransitive) To communicate by cable

Cableverb

To ornament with cabling.

Cablenoun

a telegram sent abroad

Cablenoun

a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power

Cablenoun

a very strong thick rope made of twisted hemp or steel wire

Cablenoun

a nautical unit of depth

Cablenoun

television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver

Cablenoun

a television system transmitted over cables

Cableverb

send cables, wires, or telegrams

Cableverb

fasten with a cable;

cable trees