Definitions for fibreˈfaɪ bər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fiber, fibre(noun)

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

  2. fiber, fibre(noun)

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

  3. 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

  4. fiber, fibre, vulcanized fiber(noun)

    a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth

GCIDE

  1. Fibre(n.)

    (Nutrition) that portion of food composed of carbohydrates which are completely or partly indigestible, such as cellulose or pectin; it may be in an insoluble or a soluble form. It provides bulk to the solid waste and stimulates peristalsis in the intestine. It is found especially in grains, fruits, and vegetables. There is some medical evidence which indicates that diets high in fiber reduce the risk of colon cancer and reduce cholesterol levels in the blood. It is also called dietary fiber, roughage, or bulk.

  2. Origin: [F. fibre, L. fibra.]

Wiktionary

  1. fibre(Noun)

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

    The microscope showed several different fibres stuck to the sole of the shoe.

  2. fibre(Noun)

    Material in the form of fibres.

    The cloth was made from strange, somewhat rough fibre.

  3. fibre(Noun)

    Dietary fibre.

    Fresh vegetables are a good source of fibre.

  4. fibre(Noun)

    Moral strength and resolve.

    The ordeal was a test of everyoneu2019s fibre.

  5. fibre(Noun)

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

    Under this map, any two values in the fibre of a given point on the circle differ by 2uE000123317uE001

  6. Origin: From fibre

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fibre(noun)

    one of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as, the fiber of flax or of muscle

  2. Fibre(noun)

    any fine, slender thread, or threadlike substance; as, a fiber of spun glass; especially, one of the slender rootlets of a plant

  3. Fibre(noun)

    sinew; strength; toughness; as, a man of real fiber

  4. Fibre(noun)

    a general name for the raw material, such as cotton, flax, hemp, etc., used in textile manufactures

  5. fibre

    a tough vegetable fiber used as a substitute for bristles in making brushes. The piassava and the ixtle are both used under this name

  6. Origin: [F. fibre, L. fibra.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'fibre' in Nouns Frequency: #1655

Anagrams of fibre »

  1. fiber

  2. brief


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