What does fibre mean?

Definitions for fibre
ˈfaɪ bərfi·bre

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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


  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.

    Etymology: [F. fibre, L. fibra.]


  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.

    Etymology: From fibre

  2. fibre(Noun)

    Material in the form of fibres.

    The cloth was made from strange, somewhat rough fibre.

    Etymology: From fibre

  3. fibre(Noun)

    Dietary fibre.

    Fresh vegetables are a good source of fibre.

    Etymology: From fibre

  4. fibre(Noun)

    Moral strength and resolve.

    The ordeal was a test of everyone's fibre.

    Etymology: From 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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [F. fibre, L. fibra.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. fibre, L. fibra.]

  3. Fibre(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. fibre, L. fibra.]

  4. Fibre(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. fibre, L. fibra.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. fibre, L. fibra.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fibre

    fī′bėr, n. a conglomeration of thread-like tissue such as exists in animals or vegetables: any fine thread, or thread-like substance: material, substance.—adjs. Fī′bred, having fibres; Fī′breless, having no fibres; Fī′briform, fibrous in form or structure.—ns. Fī′bril, a small fibre; one of the extremely minute threads composing an animal fibre; Fibril′la, a fibril, filament.—n.pl. Fibril′læ.—n. Fibrillā′tion, the process of becoming fibrillated.—adj. Fī′brillous, formed of small fibres.—ns. Fī′brin, a proteid substance which appears in the blood after it is shed, and by its appearance gives rise to the process of coagulation or clotting; Fibrinā′tion, the process of adding fibrin to the blood.—adj. Fī′brinous, of or like fibrin.—n. Fibrocar′tilage, a firm elastic material like fibrous tissue and cartilage.—adj. Fī′broid, of a fibrous character.—ns. Fī′broin, the chief chemical constituent of silk, cobwebs, and the horny skeleton of sponges; Fibrō′ma, a tumour or growth consisting largely of fibrous matter; Fibrō′sis, a morbid growth of fibrous matter.—adj. Fī′brous, composed of fibres.—n. Fī′brousness. [Fr.,—L. fibra, a thread.]

Editors Contribution

  1. fibre

    A type of material or matter created and designed in various colors, shapes, sizes and styles.

    The fibre optic lights are beautiful, solar and work so efficiently.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 19, 2020  
  2. fibre

    A type of matter within the body of an animal, human being or plant.

    Fibre is a type of material that is found in the human body.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams for fibre »

  1. fiber

  2. brief

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fibre in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fibre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of fibre in a Sentence

  1. Klaus Richter:

    A large part of the learning-curve challenge is getting carbon-fibre production of the airframe and assembly up to speed in synchronisation with the supply chain.

  2. Mark Vos:

    Fibre to the home everywhere is just uneconomical.

  3. Ahmad Bin Byat:

    We don't want more fibre and networks because it is expensive and it is inefficient, what we want is to get more services to the public in more competitive and seamless ways.

  4. Ashraf Ghani:

    Our vision today is to be guided by that potential where again the energy of Central Asia will flow to South Asia where pipelines, fibre optics, railways, and connectivity, air, ground and virtual will connect us.

  5. Francesco Starace:

    While we are visiting these homes, the same people that will shut the power off and take the old meter out ... can also put in fibre optic cables into the pipe going out to our cabin, what we are proposing is to give the opportunity to ... use our pipelines, do not destroy walls, do not break everything, just use that. This will reduce the cost of fibre cable laying by a factor of five.

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