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1. fibre

noun. ['ˈfaɪbɝ'] a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn.

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • insubstantiality
  • unworldly
  • mental
  • disarrange

Etymology

  • fibre (French)
  • fibre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Fibre

  • transcriber
  • subscriber
  • prescriber
  • strieber
  • streiber
  • scriber
  • treiber
  • shriber
  • shreiber
  • schriber
  • schreiber
  • kleiber
  • tiber
  • seiber
  • scheiber
  • reiber
  • hibor
  • fiber
  • cyber
  • biber

Example sentences of the word fibre


1. Noun, singular or mass
You should cover an area large enough to lay out the fibre optic lights flat.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Lettuce is a plant, and as such contains fibre.

3. Adjective
Spray the fibre optic lights with an even coating of window cleaner.

Quotes containing the word fibre


1. For it would seem - her case proved it - that we write, not with the fingers, but with the whole person. The nerve which controls the pen winds itself about every fibre of our being, threads the heart, pierces the liver.
- Virginia Woolf, Orlando

2. My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre and that I am therefore excused from saving universes.
- Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

3. I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I loveIf you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.You will hardly know who I am or what I meanBut I shall be good health to you nonethelessAnd filter and fibre your blood.
- Walt Whitman

2. fibre-optic

adjective. of or relating to fiber optics.

Synonyms

  • fiberoptic
  • fibreoptic

3. fibre-optic_transmission_system

noun. a communication system using fiber optic cables.

Synonyms

  • fiber-optic transmission system
  • communication equipment
  • fibre optic cable
  • fiber optic cable
  • communication system

4. fibre

noun. ['ˈfaɪbɝ'] the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions.

Synonyms

  • responsibleness
  • responsibility
  • fiber
  • spirit
  • character
  • thoughtfulness
  • trait
  • personality

Antonyms

  • irresponsibleness
  • unthoughtfulness
  • empty
  • natural object

Etymology

  • fibre (French)
  • fibre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. fibre

noun. ['ˈfaɪbɝ'] any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber).

Synonyms

  • fiber
  • muscle fibre
  • nerve fiber
  • cell
  • muscle cell
  • muscle fiber

Antonyms

  • unbodied
  • immateriality
  • incorporeality
  • insubstantial

Etymology

  • fibre (French)
  • fibre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. fibre

noun. ['ˈfaɪbɝ'] a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth.

Synonyms

  • fiber
  • vulcanized fiber
  • cloth
  • fabric
  • material

Antonyms

  • conductor
  • unclog
  • unstuff
  • pull

Etymology

  • fibre (French)
  • fibre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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