noun Chiefly British.
- fibonacci sequence,
- fibonacci, leonardo,
- fibre optics,
- filamentous matter from the bast tissue or other parts of plants, used for industrial purposes.
- a slender, threadlike root of a plant.
- a slender, tapered cell which, with like cells, serves to strengthen tissue.
- the structural part of plants and plant products that consists of carbohydrates, as cellulose and pectin, that are wholly or partially indigestible and when eaten stimulate peristalsis in the intestine.
- food containing a high amount of such carbohydrates, as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables.
Origin of fiber
Examples from the Web for fibre
You will hardly know who I am or what I mean, But I shall be good health to you nevertheless, And filter and fibre your blood.
Begin, if raw stock, by washing and rinsing thoroughly in order to remove all natural grease and dirt adhering to the fibre.The Practical Ostrich Feather Dyer|Alexander Paul
Four Vestals were praying that Almo be saved, each praying not only with her lips but with every fibre of her being.The Unwilling Vestal|Edward Lucas White
Mr. Henry James is a gentleman who has taken a little more culture than is good for the fibre of his character.My Contemporaries In Fiction|David Christie Murray
Mean though he was through every fibre of his being, Mr. Pryse was lavish in regard to his own creature comforts.The Making of William Edwards|Mrs. G. Linnaeus Banks
They, however, require long, slow cooking in order to soften the fibre and render the starch more soluble.Public School Domestic Science|Mrs. J. Hoodless
- a narrow elongated thick-walled cell: a constituent of sclerenchyma tissue
- such tissue extracted from flax, hemp, etc, used to make linen, rope, etc
- a very small root or twig
Word Origin for fibre
1530s, from French fibre (14c.), from Latin fibra "a fiber, filament," of uncertain origin, perhaps related to Latin filum "thread," or from root of findere "to split." Fiberboard is from 1897; Fiberglas is 1937, U.S. registered trademark name; and fiber optics is from 1956.