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

Derived forms: fibers

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

Part of: personality

Encyclopedia: Fiber