a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)
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
fiber, fibre, vulcanized fiber(noun)
a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth
(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.
Origin: [F. fibre, L. fibra.]
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.
Material in the form of fibres.
The cloth was made from strange, somewhat rough fibre.
Fresh vegetables are a good source of fibre.
Moral strength and resolve.
The ordeal was a test of everyone's fibre.
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
Origin: From fibre
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
any fine, slender thread, or threadlike substance; as, a fiber of spun glass; especially, one of the slender rootlets of a plant
sinew; strength; toughness; as, a man of real fiber
a general name for the raw material, such as cotton, flax, hemp, etc., used in textile manufactures
a tough vegetable fiber used as a substitute for bristles in making brushes. The piassava and the ixtle are both used under this name
Origin: [F. fibre, L. fibra.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'fibre' in Nouns Frequency: #1655
The numerical value of fibre in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of fibre in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of fibre in a Sentence
Fibre to the home everywhere is just uneconomical.
Responsibility is the thing people dread most of all. Yet it is the one thing in the world that develops us, gives us manhood or womanhood fibre.
My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre, and that I am therefor excused from saving Universes.
My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre, and that I am therefore excused from saving Universes.
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.
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- влакно, фибра, характер, нишкаBulgarian
- kuitu, suoraselkäisyys, säieFinnish
- rostszál, jellem, fonál, természetHungarian
- vezel, draad, moraalDutch
- волокно, фибра, нить, волосокRussian
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