Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun fiber

5 senses of fiber

Sense 1
fiber, fibre -- (a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn)
       => material, stuff -- (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread")

Sense 2
roughage, fiber -- (coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis)
       => foodstuff, food product -- (a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food)

Sense 3
fiber, fibre -- (any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber))
       => cell -- ((biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals)

Sense 4
character, fiber, fibre -- (the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions; "education has for its object the formation of character"- Herbert Spencer)
       => trait -- (a distinguishing feature of your personal nature)

Sense 5
fiber, fibre, vulcanized fiber -- (a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth)
       => fabric, cloth, material, textile -- (artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress")

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