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Meaning of "cabal" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CABAL

From French cabale, from Medieval Latin cabala.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CABAL

cabal  [kəˈbæl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CABAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cabal is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb cabal in English.

WHAT DOES CABAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

cabal

Cabal

A cabal is a group of people united in some close design together, usually to promote their private views or interests in a church, state, or other community, often by intrigue. Cabals are sometimes secret societies composed of a few designing persons, and at other times are manifestations of emergent behavior in society or governance on the part of a community of persons who have well established public affiliation or kinship. The term can also be used to refer to the designs of such persons or to the practical consequences of their emergent behavior, and also holds a general meaning of intrigue and conspiracy. The use of this term usually carries strong connotations of shadowy corners, back rooms and insidious influence. The term is frequently used in conspiracy theories; some Masonic conspiracy theories describe Freemasonry as an internationalist secret cabal.

Definition of cabal in the English dictionary

The first definition of cabal in the dictionary is a small group of intriguers, esp one formed for political purposes. Other definition of cabal is a secret plot, esp a political one; conspiracy; intrigue. Cabal is also a secret or exclusive set of people; clique.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CABAL

PRESENT

Present
I cabal
you cabal
he/she/it cabals
we cabal
you cabal
they cabal
Present continuous
I am caballing
you are caballing
he/she/it is caballing
we are caballing
you are caballing
they are caballing
Present perfect
I have caballed
you have caballed
he/she/it has caballed
we have caballed
you have caballed
they have caballed
Present perfect continuous
I have been caballing
you have been caballing
he/she/it has been caballing
we have been caballing
you have been caballing
they have been caballing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I caballed
you caballed
he/she/it caballed
we caballed
you caballed
they caballed
Past continuous
I was caballing
you were caballing
he/she/it was caballing
we were caballing
you were caballing
they were caballing
Past perfect
I had caballed
you had caballed
he/she/it had caballed
we had caballed
you had caballed
they had caballed
Past perfect continuous
I had been caballing
you had been caballing
he/she/it had been caballing
we had been caballing
you had been caballing
they had been caballing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will cabal
you will cabal
he/she/it will cabal
we will cabal
you will cabal
they will cabal
Future continuous
I will be caballing
you will be caballing
he/she/it will be caballing
we will be caballing
you will be caballing
they will be caballing
Future perfect
I will have caballed
you will have caballed
he/she/it will have caballed
we will have caballed
you will have caballed
they will have caballed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been caballing
you will have been caballing
he/she/it will have been caballing
we will have been caballing
you will have been caballing
they will have been caballing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would cabal
you would cabal
he/she/it would cabal
we would cabal
you would cabal
they would cabal
Conditional continuous
I would be caballing
you would be caballing
he/she/it would be caballing
we would be caballing
you would be caballing
they would be caballing
Conditional perfect
I would have cabal
you would have cabal
he/she/it would have cabal
we would have cabal
you would have cabal
they would have cabal
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been caballing
you would have been caballing
he/she/it would have been caballing
we would have been caballing
you would have been caballing
they would have been caballing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you cabal
we let´s cabal
you cabal
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to cabal
Past participle
caballed
Present Participle
caballing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CABAL


atabal
ˌætəˈbæl
sabal
ˈseɪbæl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CABAL

cab
cab rank
cab rank rule
cabala
cabaletta
cabalism
cabalist
cabalistic
cabalistical
caballer
caballero
caballine
cabana
cabaret
cabbage
cabbage bug
cabbage lettuce
cabbage moth
cabbage palm
cabbage palmetto

WORDS THAT END LIKE CABAL

bubal
cannibal
cymbal
gimbal
global
Hannibal
Hasdrubal
herbal
intertribal
Iqbal
Jubal
nonverbal
Pombal
sambal
scribal
the Cabal
timbal
tribal
tubal
verbal

Synonyms and antonyms of cabal in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CABAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cabal» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cabal

Translation of «cabal» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CABAL

Find out the translation of cabal to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cabal from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cabal» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

阴谋
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cábala
570 millions of speakers

English

cabal
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

साज़िश
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عصابة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

междусобойчик
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cabala
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চক্রান্ত করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cabale
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cabal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Kabale
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

徒党
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

음모를 꾸미다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cabal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

âm mưu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சதிக்கூட்டம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गपचुक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

entrika
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cabala
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Cabal
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

міжсобойчик
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cabal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κλίκα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kabaal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

cabal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Cabal
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cabal

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CABAL»

The term «cabal» is quite widely used and occupies the 26.482 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CABAL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «cabal» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «cabal» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cabal

EXAMPLES

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CABAL»

Discover the use of cabal in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cabal and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Cabal
Believing himself responsible for horrific crimes, Boone secludes himself in a remote Canadian necropolis, pursued by hunters and a woman who loves him, in a short novel accompanied by four short stories. Reissue.
Clive Barker, 2001
2
Johannes Cabal the Necromancer
The start of a fantastic new series.
Jonathan Howard, 2010
3
Cabal: An Aurelio Zen Mystery
In Cabal, master crime writer Michael Dibdin plunges us into a murky world of church spies, secret societies, cover-ups, and mistaken identities.
Michael Dibdin, 2012
4
Johannes Cabal: The Fear Institute
A Darkly Gripping Comic Fantasy Beyond the wall of sleep lies the Dreamlands, a world formed by dreams, but not a dream itself.
Jonathan L. Howard, 2013
5
Johannes Cabal the Detective
Johannes Cabal is back -- a little older, a little wiser, but just as sharply funny, cuttingly sarcastic, and unexpectedly violent as ever.
Jonathan Howard, 2011
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Cabal: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Proceeds from this book are used to expand the content and coverage of Websters Online Dictionary (www.websters-online-dictionary.org).
‎2008
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Games, Scales and Suslin Cardinals: The Cabal Seminar
Presents seminal papers from the Caltech-UCLA 'Cabal Seminar', unpublished material, and related new papers.
A. S. Kechris, Benedikt Löwe, John R. Steel, 2008
8
Cabal of the Westford Knight: Templars at the Newport Tower
Lawyer Cameron Thorne is trying to help an elderly couple keep their home when he finds himself dangerously immersed in an ancient conspiracy.
David Steven Brody, 2009
9
The Cabal
Three unlikely heroes are bound together to solve the mystery about what really happened on 9/11 in this political satire--Jason, a distinguished Washington journalist; Manuel, an anarchist who works near a secret facility known as "Area 51 ...
Saul Bloodworth, 2009
10
The transparent cabal: the neoconservative agenda, war in ...
The author's views on neoconservatism, its meaning, and its influence regarding U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Stephen J. Sniegoski, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CABAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cabal is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Invaders by Karolina Waclawiak review – a sad ballad of suburbia
He finds them surrounded by a cabal of meddlesome, patrician neighbours, some famously rumoured to have presidential bloodlines and ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Congress returns for pre-recess highway sprint
Already, Democratic lawmakers and a small cabal of Republicans, fed up with Congress' tendency to slap on short-term patches, are pushing ... «Politico, Jul 15»
3
Brett Gardner Doing Things the Yankee Way
Instead, a cabal of veteran players— Mark Teixeira, Brian McCann, Chase Headley, CC Sabathia, Gardner and even the resurgent Alex ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
4
Cabal 2 First Look
Cabal 2 has officially entered Open Beta on July 2.There are 6 classes available in the game,Warrior, Wizard, Force Archer, Force Blader, ... «MMORPG News, Jul 15»
5
Fuel Imports - the Real Cabal
A cursory survey of media reports on the downstream oil sector suggests that the prevailing popular belief is that a predatory cabal has a vice ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
6
Mangoma Lambasts Own Party, Mujuru Cabal
He said he was also baffled by other MDC factions which were entertaining plans of joining the Mujuru cabal. "I have nothing personal against ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
7
Cabal 2 officially launches on PC
ESTsoft has released their action oriented MMO Cabal 2 on PC this week. It follows up on their successful first installment, Cabal Online, which ... «GameZone, Jul 15»
8
Abe apologizes for LDP cabal's bashing, targeting of media
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe apologized Friday for remarks made last week by close members of his Liberal Democratic Party who called for ... «The Japan Times, Jul 15»
9
Cabal 2 Launched Today, Video Available
ESTSoft, Inc. today announced that their open-world, massively multiplayer online (MMO) game CABAL 2 has officially launched and is now ... «Gamers Hell, Jul 15»
10
CABAL 2 Open Beta Has Arrived
ESTSoft, Inc. announced that its highly-anticipated open-world MMORPG CABAL 2 Open Beta has officially launched and is now widely ... «MMORPG News, Jul 15»

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