BrE fiber AmE [ˈfaıbə US -ər] n
1.) [U]
the parts of plants that you eat but cannot ↑digest. Fibre helps to keep you healthy by moving food quickly through your body
Fruit and vegetables are high in fibre content .
food that is high in dietary fibre
2.) [U and C]
a mass of threads used to make rope, cloth etc
natural/synthetic/man-made etc fibre
Nylon is a man-made fibre.
a thin thread, or one of the thin parts like threads that form natural materials such as wood or ↑carbon
4.) nerve/muscle fibres
the thin pieces of flesh that form the nerves or muscles in your body
5.) with every fibre of your being
literary if you feel something with every fibre of your being, you feel it very strongly
He wanted her with every fibre of his being.
moral fibre atmoral1 (2), ↑optical fibre

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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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

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  • 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

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