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

4 senses of filament

Sense 1
fibril, filament, strand -- (a very slender natural or synthetic fiber)
       => fiber, fibre -- (a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn)

Sense 2
filament -- (the stalk of a stamen)
       => stalk, stem -- (a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ)

Sense 3
filament, filum -- (a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells))
       => structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure -- (a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure")

Sense 4
filament -- (a thin wire (usually tungsten) that is heated white hot by the passage of an electric current)
       => wire, conducting wire -- (a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance)

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