fibre meaning

[ 'faibə ] Pronunciation:   "fibre" in a sentence
Noun: fibre  fIbu(r)
Usage: Brit, Cdn (=fiber)
  1. A slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
    - fiber [US] 
  2. Coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis
    - roughage, fiber [US] 
  3. Any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fibre or a nerve fibre)
    - fiber [US] 
  4. The inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions
    - character, fiber [US] 
  5. A leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth
    - fiber [US], vulcanized fiber [US], vulcanized fibre [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: fibres

Type of: cell, cloth, fabric, food product, foodstuff, material, stuff, textile, trait

Part of: personality

Encyclopedia: Fibre


See fiber.

AmE spelling fiber) // noun

1 [C,U]

a material that is made from a mass of natural or artificial threads:

nylon and other man-made fibres

The car has an extremely light carbon fibre body.

2 [C]

one of the many thin threads that form natural materials, such as wood and cotton:

cotton fibres

Alternate (Brit.) spelling of FIBER.

var of FIBER
or fi·bre n
1 : a thread or a structure or object resembling a thread: as
a : a strand of nerve tissue : AXON , DENDRITE
b : one of the filaments composing most of the intercellular matrix of connective tissue
c : one of the elongated contractile cells of muscle tissue
2 : indigestible material in food that stimulates the intestine to peristalsis —called also bulk, dietary fiber, roughage


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  1. the greens are full of fibres that you can 't chew.
  2. the cutters for fibre strands are simple in design.
  3. septa are constructed from muscle fibres.
  4. natural vegetable fibres are all cheap.
  5. he is a man of strong moral fibre.

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