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Meaning of FIBER

Pronunciation:  'fIbur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth
  2. [n]  the inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions; "education has for its object the formation of character"- Herbert Spencer
  3. [n]  a slender and greatly elongated solid substance

FIBER is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: character, fibre, fibre, fibre, vulcanized fiber
 See Also: bassine, beard, bristle, byssus, cantala, Cebu maguey, cellulose, cloth, coir, fabric, fibril, filament, glass fiber, glass fibre, integrity, lint, loofa, loofah, loufah sponge, luffa, manila maguey, man-made fiber, material, material, natural fiber, natural fibre, nerve fiber, nerve fibre, oakum, optical fiber, optical fibre, personality, raffia, raveling, ravelling, responsibility, responsibleness, spindle, spirit, strand, stuff, synthetic fiber, textile, thoughtfulness, trait



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fi"ber\, Fibre \Fi"bre\,, n. [F. fibre, L. fibra.]
1. One of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the
   tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as,
   the fiber of flax or of muscle.

2. Any fine, slender thread, or threadlike substance; as, a
   fiber of spun glass; especially, one of the slender
   rootlets of a plant.

3. Sinew; strength; toughness; as, a man of real fiber.

         Yet had no fibers in him, nor no force. --Chapman.

4. A general name for the raw material, such as cotton, flax,
   hemp, etc., used in textile manufactures.

{Fiber gun}, a kind of steam gun for converting, wood, straw,
   etc., into fiber. The material is shut up in the gun with
   steam, air, or gas at a very high pressure which is
   afterward relieved suddenly by letting a lid at the muzzle
   fly open, when the rapid expansion separates the fibers.

{Fiber plants} (Bot.), plants capable of yielding fiber
   useful in the arts, as hemp, flax, ramie, agave, etc.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: The parts of fruits and vegetables that cannot be digested. Also called bulk or roughage. Fiber may be effective in preventing cancer.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A substance found in foods that come from plants. Fiber helps in the digestive process and is thought to lower cholesterol and help control blood glucose. The two types of fiber in food are soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber, found in beans, fruits, and oat products, dissolves in water and is thought to help lower blood fats and blood glucose. Insoluble fiber, found in whole-grain products and vegetables, passes directly through the digestive system, helping to rid the body of waste products and possibly prevent diseases such as colon cancer.
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