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Definition of "fibre" []

  • Chiefly British Variant of fiber. (noun)
  • A natural or synthetic filament that may be spun into yarn, such as cotton or nylon (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Cloth or other material made from such yarn (noun)
  • A long fine continuous thread or filament (noun)
  • The structure of any material or substance made of or as if of fibres; texture (noun)
  • Essential substance or nature (noun)
  • Strength of character (esp in the phrase moral fibre) (noun)
  • A narrow elongated thick-walled cell: a constituent of sclerenchyma tissue (noun)
  • Such tissue extracted from flax, hemp, etc, used to make linen, rope, etc (noun)
  • A very small root or twig (noun)
  • Any thread-shaped structure, such as a nerve fibre (noun)

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Use "fibre" in a sentence
  • "The term fibre or cellulose in analytical tables is not a very definite one."
  • "The impulse in the fibre is an electrical pulse which lasts 1/1000 second."
  • "The cable broadband service, which it calls fibre optic broadband, will still be listed as providing an "up to" speed based on the product purchased as these are not affected in the same way as the technology limited ADSL based products."