n. (US fiber)
1 Biol. any of the threads or filaments forming animal or vegetable tissue and textile substances.
2 a piece of glass in the form of a thread.
3 a a substance formed of fibres. b a substance that can be spun, woven, or felted.
4 the structure, grain, or character of something (lacks moral fibre).
5 dietary material that is resistant to the action of digestive enzymes; roughage.
Phrases and idioms:
fibre optics optics employing thin glass fibres, usu. for the transmission of light, esp. modulated to carry signals.
fibred adj. (also in comb.). fibreless adj. fibriform adj.
Etymology: ME f. F f. L fibra

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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  • fibre — n. Same as {fiber}. [Mostly British usage] [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • fibré — fibré, ée (fi bré, brée) adj. Synonyme de fibreux …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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