fibre

fibre
[[t]fa͟ɪbə(r)[/t]]
fibres
(in AM, use fiber)
1) N-COUNT A fibre is a thin thread of a natural or artificial substance, especially one that is used to make cloth or rope.

If you look at the paper under a microscope you will see the fibres.

...a variety of coloured fibres.

Syn:
2) N-VAR A particular fibre is a type of cloth or other material that is made from or consists of threads.

The ball is made of rattan - a natural fibre.

3) N-UNCOUNT Fibre consists of the parts of plants or seeds that your body cannot digest. Fibre is useful because it makes food pass quickly through your body.

Most vegetables contain fibre.

4) N-COUNT A fibre is a thin piece of flesh like a thread which connects nerve cells in your body or which muscles are made of.

...the nerve fibres.

5) PHRASE If you say that you feel something with every fibre of your being, you mean that you feel it very deeply. [LITERARY]
See also moral fibre

I wanted to be an actress with every fibre of my being.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Fibre — zur Verwendung als Besatzmaterial für Bürsten Fibre (engl.=Faser) ist eine gelbe Naturfaser. Sie wird aus den Blattrippen hauptsächlich zweier Agavenarten gewonnen, die auf dem mexikanischen Hochplateau wachsen. Ursprünglich wurden die Blätter… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fibre — UK US /ˈfaɪbər/ noun UK (US fiber) ► [C or U] a thread like part made from plants or artificial material which can be made into products: »Natural fibres such as cotton tend to be cooler. »artificial/man made/synthetic fibre(s) »They use… …   Financial and business terms

  • fibre — (US fiber) ► NOUN 1) a thread or filament from which a plant or animal tissue, mineral substance, or textile is formed. 2) a substance formed of fibres. 3) dietary material containing substances such as cellulose, that are resistant to the action …   English terms dictionary

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

  • Fibre —   [dt. (Glas )Faser], britische Schreibweise für Fiber …   Universal-Lexikon

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

  • fibre — British English spelling of FIBER (Cf. fiber) (q.v.); for spelling, see RE (Cf. re) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fibre — is the spelling in BrE and fiber in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • fibre — FIBRE. s. f. On appelle ainsi Certains filaments deliez qui se trouvent dans toutes les parties charnuës ou membraneuses du corps de l animal, L alongement des fibres. le relaschement des fibres. l accourcissement des fibres. les fibres des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • fibre — [fī′bər] n. Brit. sp. of FIBER …   English World dictionary

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