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FIBRE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fibre mean? 

FIBRE (noun)
  The noun FIBRE has 3 senses:

1. a slender and greatly elongated solid substance
2. the inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions
3. a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth

  Familiarity information: FIBRE used as a noun is uncommon.


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FIBRE (noun)


Sense 1fibre [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A slender and greatly elongated solid substance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

fiber; fibre

Hypernyms ("fibre" is a kind of...):

material; stuff (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object)

Meronyms (substance of "fibre"):

cellulose (a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fibre"):

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)

natural fiber; natural fibre (derived from plants or animals)

man-made fiber; synthetic fiber (created from natural materials or by chemical processes)

lint (fine ravellings of cotton or linen fibers)

fibril; filament; strand (a very slender natural or synthetic fiber)

raffia (fiber of a raffia palm used as light cordage and in making hats and baskets)

coir (stiff coarse fiber from the outer husk of a coconut)

bassine (coarse leaf fiber from palmyra palms used in making brushes and brooms)

cantala; Cebu maguey; manila maguey (hard fiber used in making coarse twine; from Philippine agave plants)

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)

spindle ((biology) tiny fibers that are seen in cell division; the fibers radiate from two poles and meet at the equator in the middle)

nerve fiber; nerve fibre (a threadlike extension of a nerve cell)

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)

bristle (a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic)

beard; byssus (tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface)

raveling; ravelling (a bit of fiber that has become separated from woven fabric)


Sense 2fibre [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

fiber; fibre; character

Context example:

education has for its object the formation of character

Hypernyms ("fibre" is a kind of...):

trait (a distinguishing feature of your personal nature)

Meronyms (parts of "fibre"):

thoughtfulness (the trait of thinking carefully before acting)

responsibility; responsibleness (a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct)

integrity (moral soundness)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fibre"):

spirit (a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character)

Holonyms ("fibre" is a part of...):

personality (the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual)


Sense 3fibre [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

vulcanized fiber; fiber; fibre

Hypernyms ("fibre" is a kind of...):

cloth; fabric; material; textile (artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers)


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