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fi·bre

 (fī′bər)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of fiber.

fibre

(ˈfaɪbə) or

fiber

n
1. (Textiles) a natural or synthetic filament that may be spun into yarn, such as cotton or nylon
2. (Textiles) cloth or other material made from such yarn
3. a long fine continuous thread or filament
4. the structure of any material or substance made of or as if of fibres; texture
5. essential substance or nature: all the fibres of his being were stirred.
6. strength of character (esp in the phrase moral fibre)
7. (Cookery) See dietary fibre
8. (Botany) botany
a. a narrow elongated thick-walled cell: a constituent of sclerenchyma tissue
b. such tissue extracted from flax, hemp, etc, used to make linen, rope, etc
c. a very small root or twig
9. (Anatomy) anatomy any thread-shaped structure, such as a nerve fibre
[C14: from Latin fibra filament, entrails]
ˈfibred, ˈfibered adj
ˈfibreless, ˈfiberless adj

fi•bre

(ˈfaɪ bər)

n.
Chiefly Brit. fiber.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fibre - a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarnfibre - a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
byssus, beard - tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface
bristle - a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic
glass fiber, glass fibre, optical fiber, optical fibre - a very thin fiber made of glass that functions as a waveguide for light; used in bundles to transmit images
nerve fiber, nerve fibre - a threadlike extension of a nerve cell
spindle - (biology) tiny fibers that are seen in cell division; the fibers radiate from two poles and meet at the equator in the middle; "chromosomes are distributed by spindles in mitosis and meiosis"
loofa, loofah, loufah sponge, luffa - the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer
cantala, Cebu maguey, manila maguey - hard fiber used in making coarse twine; from Philippine agave plants
bassine - coarse leaf fiber from palmyra palms used in making brushes and brooms
coir - stiff coarse fiber from the outer husk of a coconut
raffia - fiber of a raffia palm used as light cordage and in making hats and baskets
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
cellulose - a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers
string - a tough piece of fiber in vegetables, meat, or other food (especially the tough fibers connecting the two halves of a bean pod)
fibril, filament, strand - a very slender natural or synthetic fiber
lint - fine ravellings of cotton or linen fibers
man-made fiber, synthetic fiber - fiber created from natural materials or by chemical processes
natural fiber, natural fibre - fiber derived from plants or animals
oakum - loose hemp or jute fiber obtained by unravelling old ropes; when impregnated with tar it was used to caulk seams and pack joints in wooden ships
raveling, ravelling - a bit of fiber that has become separated from woven fabric
2.fibre - any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
muscle cell, muscle fiber, muscle fibre - an elongated contractile cell that forms the muscles of the body
nerve fiber, nerve fibre - a threadlike extension of a nerve cell
3.fibre - 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
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
personality - the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual; "their different reactions reflected their very different personalities"; "it is his nature to help others"
spirit - a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character
thoughtfulness - the trait of thinking carefully before acting
responsibleness, responsibility - a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct; "he holds a position of great responsibility"
integrity - moral soundness; "he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business"; "they admired his scrupulous professional integrity"
4.fibre - a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"

fibre

noun
1. thread, strand, filament, tendril, pile, texture, staple, wisp, fibril a variety of coloured fibres
2. cloth, material, stuff, fabric Cotton is a natural fibre.
3. roughage, bulk Eat more fibre, less sugar and less fat.
moral fibre strength of character, strength, resolution, resolve, stamina, backbone, toughness They all lacked courage, backbone or moral fibre.
Translations
أنسِجة من أليافشَخْصِيَّه، خُلْق مَتينليفلِيْف
vláknopovahatkanivo
fiberkarakterstøbningtråd
kuitusäiesuoraselkäisyys
vlakno
rostszáltermészetfonáljellem
skapgerî; siîferîisòrektrefja; òráîurtrefjar, trefjaefni
繊維
섬유
plaušaspluoštaspluoštinisskaidulaskaidulinis
dabarakstursšķiedra
fiber
เส้นใย
liflifli maddetelkarakter
sợi

fibre

fiber (US) [ˈfaɪbəʳ]
A. N
1. (= thread) → fibra f, hilo m; (= fabric) → fibra f
2. (fig) → nervio m, carácter m
3. (in diet) → fibra f
B. CPD fibre optics, fiber optics (US) NSINGtransmisión f por fibra óptica

fibre

[ˈfaɪbər] (British) fiber (US) n
(= thread) → fibre f
(= material) → fibre f
(in food)fibre f
[nerve] → fibre f
to feel sth with every fibre of one's being → ressentir qch au plus profond de soi

fibre

, (US) fiber
n
Faser f
(= roughage)Ballaststoffe pl
(fig) moral fibreCharakterstärke f; he has no moral fibreer hat keinen inneren Halt, er hat kein Rückgrat; with every fibre of one’s beingmit jeder Faser seines Herzens

fibre

, (US) fiber:
fibreboard, (US) fiberboard
nFaserplatte f
fibreglass, (US) fiberglass
nFiberglas nt, → Glasfaser f
adjaus Fiberglas or Glasfaser; fibre-reinforcedglasfaserverstärkt
fibreoptic cable, (US) fiberoptic cable
nfaseroptisches Kabel
fibre optics
n singFaseroptik f
fibre-tip pen
n (Brit) → Faserschreiber m

fibre

fiber (Am) [ˈfaɪbəʳ] nfibra

fibre

(American) fiber (ˈfaibə) noun
1. a fine thread or something like a thread. a nerve fibre.
2. a material made up of fibres. coconut fibre.
3. character. A girl of strong moral fibre.
ˈfibrous adjective
ˈfibreglass noun, adjective
1. (of) very fine threadlike pieces of glass, used for insulation, in materials etc. fibreglass curtains.
2. (of) a plastic material reinforced with such glass, used for many purposes eg building boats.

fibre

لِيْف vlákno fiber Faser ίνα fibra kuitu fibre vlakno fibra 繊維 섬유 vezel fiber włókno fibra волокно fiber เส้นใย lif sợi 纤维
References in classic literature ?
The form of the Huron trembled in every fibre, and he raised his arm on high, but dropped it again with a bewildered air, like one who doubted.
Morally, as well as materially, there was a coarser fibre in those wives and maidens of old English birth and breeding than in their fair descendants, separated from them by a series of six or seven generations; for, throughout that chain of ancestry, every successive mother had transmitted to her child a fainter bloom, a more delicate and briefer beauty, and a slighter physical frame, if not character of less force and solidity than her own.
Not a limb, not a fibre about him was idle; and to have seen his loosely hung frame in full motion, and clattering about the room, you would have thought St.
She was from New England, and knew well the first guileful footsteps of that soft, insidious disease, which sweeps away so many of the fairest and loveliest, and, before one fibre of life seems broken, seals them irrevocably for death.
But other forces had been at work in Rebecca, and the traits of unknown forbears had been wrought into her fibre.
Godfrey had come back with the boots, and felt the cry as if some fibre were drawn tight within him.
But round the throat of the still-born babe I tied a string of fibre as though I had strangled it, and wrapped it loosely in a piece of matting.
But I will tear this folly from my heart, though every fibre bleed as I rend it away
As he thought of it, a sharp pang of pain struck through him like a knife and made each delicate fibre of his nature quiver.
With a great crowd of select followers, amongst whom were both the worthy statesmen who had already been there before, he went to the cunning impostors, who were now weaving with all their might, but without fibre or thread.
She fell a prey to an irritation which made every fibre of her nerves quiver to all their papillae, long sunk in flesh.
He knew it by every shrinking fibre in his body, he knew it by the sudden dizzy whirling of his brain, at the mere thought of that calamity.