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English noun: fibre

1. fibre (substance) a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn


Synonymsfiber


Broader (hypernym)material, stuff


Narrower (hyponym)bassine, beard, bristle, byssus, cantala, Cebu maguey, coir, fibril, filament, glass fiber, glass fibre, lint, loofa, loofah, loufah sponge, luffa, man-made fiber, manila maguey, natural fiber, natural fibre, nerve fiber, nerve fibre, oakum, optical fiber, optical fibre, raffia, raveling, ravelling, spindle, strand, string, synthetic fiber


Substance holonymcellulose

2. fibre (body) any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber)


Synonymsfiber


Broader (hypernym)cell


Narrower (hyponym)muscle cell, muscle fiber, muscle fibre, nerve fiber, nerve fibre

3. fibre (attribute) the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions


SamplesEducation has for its object the formation of character.


Synonymscharacter, fiber


Broader (hypernym)trait


Narrower (hyponym)spirit


Part holonymintegrity, responsibility, responsibleness, thoughtfulness


Part meronympersonality

4. fibre (artifact) a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth


Synonymsfiber, vulcanized fiber


Broader (hypernym)cloth, fabric, material, textile









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