Definitions for fiberˈfaɪ bər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fi•berˈfaɪ bər(n.)

  1. a fine threadlike piece, as of cotton, jute, or asbestos.

    Category: Textiles

  2. a slender filament:

    a fiber of platinum.

  3. filaments collectively.

  4. material composed of filaments:

    a plastic fiber.

  5. something resembling a filament.

  6. an essential character or strength:

    moral fiber.

  7. filamentous matter from the bast tissue or other parts of plants, used for industrial purposes.

    Category: Botany, Textiles

    Ref: root hair.

  8. any of the filaments or elongated cells or structures that are combined in a bundle of tissue:

    nerve fiber.

    Category: Biology

  9. the structural parts of plants that are wholly or partly indigestible, acting to increase intestinal bulk and peristalsis.

    Category: Nutrition

    Ref: Also called bulk 1 4 , roughage. 3; Also, esp. Brit., fibre.

Origin of fiber:

1350–1400; ME (< MF fibre) < L fibra filament

fi′ber•less(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fiber, fibre(noun)

    a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn

  2. roughage, fiber(noun)

    coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis

  3. fiber, fibre(noun)

    any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)

  4. character, fiber, fibre(noun)

    the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions

    "education has for its object the formation of character"- Herbert Spencer

  5. fiber, fibre, vulcanized fiber(noun)

    a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth

Wiktionary

  1. fiber(Noun)

    A single elongated piece of a given material, roughly round in cross-section, often twisted with other fibers to form thread.

    The microscope showed a single blue fiber stuck to the sole of the shoe.

  2. fiber(Noun)

    A material in the form of fibers.

    The cloth is made from strange, somewhat rough fiber.

  3. fiber(Noun)

    A material whose length is at least 1000 times its width.

    Please use polyester fiber for this shirt.

  4. fiber(Noun)

    Dietary fiber.

    Fresh vegetables are a good source of fiber

  5. fiber(Noun)

    Moral strength and resolve.

    The ordeal was a test of everyone's fiber.

  6. fiber(Noun)

    The preimage of a given point in the range of a map.

    Under this map, any two values in the fiber of a given point on the circle differ by 2uE000123398uE001

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fiber(noun)

    alt. of Fibre

Freebase

  1. Fiber

    Fiber is a rope or string used as a component of composite materials, or matted into sheets to make products such as paper or felt. Fibers are often used in the manufacture of other materials. The strongest engineering materials are generally made as fibers, for example carbon fiber and Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene. Synthetic fibers can often be produced very cheaply and in large amounts compared to natural fibers, but for clothing natural fibers can give some benefits, such as comfort, over their synthetic counterparts.


Translations for fiber

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

fibreglass(adjective)

(of) very fine threadlike pieces of glass, used for insulation, in materials etc

fibreglass curtains.

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