F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahy-ber]
    • /ˈfaɪ bər/
    • /ˈfaɪ.bər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahy-ber]
    • /ˈfaɪ bər/

Definitions of fibre word

  • noun fibre a fine, threadlike piece, as of cotton, jute, or asbestos. 1
  • noun fibre a slender filament: a fiber of platinum. 1
  • noun fibre filaments collectively. 1
  • noun fibre matter or material composed of filaments: a plastic fiber. 1
  • noun fibre something resembling a filament. 1
  • noun fibre an essential character, quality, or strength: people of strong moral fiber. 1

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Origin of fibre

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; 1970-75 for def 9; Middle English fibre (< Middle French) < Latin fibra filament

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Parts of speech for Fibre


fibre popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

fibre usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fibre

noun fibre

  • thread — a fine cord of flax, cotton, or other fibrous material spun out to considerable length, especially when composed of two or more filaments twisted together.
  • yarn — thread made of natural or synthetic fibers and used for knitting and weaving.
  • string — a slender cord or thick thread used for binding or tying; line.
  • filament — a very fine thread or threadlike structure; a fiber or fibril: filaments of gold.
  • twine — a strong thread or string composed of two or more strands twisted together.

Antonyms for fibre

noun fibre

  • weakness — the state or quality of being weak; lack of strength, firmness, vigor, or the like; feebleness.

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