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Definition 1: a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for fiber in the sense of this definition

(fiber is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 2: the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where fiber or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • education has for its object the formation of character

Synonyms for fiber in the sense of this definition

(fiber is a kind of ...) a distinguishing feature of your personal nature

(... is a kind of fiber ) a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character

(fiber is a part of ...) the trait of thinking carefully before acting

(fiber is a part of ...) a form of trustworthiness; the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct

"he holds a position of great responsibility"

(fiber is a part of ...) moral soundness

"he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business" "they admired his scrupulous professional integrity"

(... is part of fiber) the complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterize a unique individual

"their different reactions reflected their very different personalities" "it is his nature to help others"

Definition 3: any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber) - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for fiber in the sense of this definition

(fiber is a kind of ...) (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

(... is a kind of fiber ) an elongated contractile cell that forms the muscles of the body

(... is a kind of fiber ) a threadlike extension of a nerve cell

Definition 4: coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for fiber in the sense of this definition

(fiber is a kind of ...) a substance that can be used or prepared for use as food

(... is a kind of fiber ) food prepared from the husks of cereal grains

Definition 5: a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for fiber in the sense of this definition

(fiber is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of fiber ) tuft of strong filaments by which e.g. a mussel makes itself fast to a fixed surface

(... is a kind of fiber ) loose hemp or jute fiber obtained by unravelling old ropes; when impregnated with tar it was used to caulk seams and pack joints in wooden ships

(... is a kind of fiber ) fiber derived from plants or animals

(... is a kind of fiber ) fiber created from natural materials or by chemical processes

(... is a kind of fiber ) fine ravellings of cotton or linen fibers

(... is a kind of fiber ) a very slender natural or synthetic fiber

(... is a kind of fiber ) a tough piece of fiber in vegetables, meat, or other food (especially the tough fibers connecting the two halves of a bean pod)

(... is a kind of fiber ) fiber of a raffia palm used as light cordage and in making hats and baskets

(... is a kind of fiber ) stiff coarse fiber from the outer husk of a coconut

(... is a kind of fiber ) a stiff fiber (coarse hair or filament); natural or synthetic

(... is a kind of fiber ) a very thin fiber made of glass that functions as a waveguide for light; used in bundles to transmit images

(... is a kind of fiber ) a threadlike extension of a nerve cell

(... is a kind of fiber ) (biology) tiny fibers that are seen in cell division; the fibers radiate from two poles and meet at the equator in the middle

"chromosomes are distributed by spindles in mitosis and meiosis"

(... is a kind of fiber ) the dried fibrous part of the fruit of a plant of the genus Luffa; used as a washing sponge or strainer

(... is a kind of fiber ) hard fiber used in making coarse twine; from Philippine agave plants

(... is a kind of fiber ) coarse leaf fiber from palmyra palms used in making brushes and brooms

(... is a kind of fiber ) a bit of fiber that has become separated from woven fabric

(fiber is made of the substance ...) a polysaccharide that is the chief constituent of all plant tissues and fibers

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