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English noun: fiber

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


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


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)


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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