fi·ber /ˈfaɪbɚ/ 名詞
Fi·ber, Fi·bre , n.
1. One of the delicate, threadlike portions of which the tissues of plants and animals are in part constituted; as, the fiber of flax or of muscle.
2. Any fine, slender thread, or threadlike substance; as, a fiber of spun glass; especially, one of the slender rootlets of a plant. [wns=1]
3. the inherent complex of attributes that determine a person's moral and ethical actions and reactions; sinew; strength; toughness; as, a man of real fiber. [wns=2]
Syn: -- character, fibre.
Yet had no fibers in him, nor no force. --Chapman.
4. A general name for the raw material, such as cotton, flax, hemp, etc., used in textile manufactures.
Fiber gun, a kind of steam gun for converting, wood, straw, etc., into fiber. The material is shut up in the gun with steam, air, or gas at a very high pressure which is afterward relieved suddenly by letting a lid at the muzzle fly open, when the rapid expansion separates the fibers.
Fiber plants Bot., plants capable of yielding fiber useful in the arts, as hemp, flax, ramie, agave, etc.
n 1: a slender and greatly elongated solid substance [syn: fibre]
2: the inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons
moral and ethical actions and reactions; "education has
for its object the formation of character"- Herbert
Spencer [syn: character, fibre]
3: a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper
or cloth [syn: fibre, vulcanized fiber]