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English noun: fiber

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


Synonymsfibre


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. fiber (food) coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis


Synonymsroughage


Broader (hypernym)food product, foodstuff


Narrower (hyponym)bran

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


Synonymsfibre


Broader (hypernym)cell


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

4. fiber (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, fibre


Broader (hypernym)trait


Narrower (hyponym)spirit


Part holonymintegrity, responsibility, responsibleness, thoughtfulness


Part meronympersonality

5. fiber (artifact) a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth


Synonymsfibre, vulcanized fiber


Broader (hypernym)cloth, fabric, material, textile









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