American English: Fiber
British English: Fibre
• any of the thread-like parts which form plant or artificial material and which can be made into cloth
The fibres are woven into fabric.
• threads when they are in a mass that can be used for making products such as cloth and rope
Natural fibres such as cotton tend to be cooler.
• one of various thread-like structures in the body, such as those found in muscle
• a substance in foods such as fruit, vegetables and brown bread, which travels through the body as waste and helps the contents of the bowels to pass through the body easily
You should eat more dietary fibre to reduce the risk of bowel cancer.
• strength of character
He lacked the moral fibre to be leader.