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hair

noun

1 hair

A covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss.

Roget 32: smallness etc. adj.; littleness etc. (small size) 193; tenuity; paucity; fewness etc. (small number) 103; meanness, ... show more

Dutch: beharing, haar, haardos, hoofd, hoofdhaar, kop, kuif, pruik
Polish: włosy



2 hair

A very small distance or space:
— They escaped by a hair's-breadth.

synonyms: hair's-breadth, hairsbreadth, whisker.

Roget 256: roughness etc. adj.; tooth, grain, texture, ripple; asperity, rugosity, salebrosity, corrugation, nodosity; arborescence ... show more

Dutch: haarbreedte

3 hair

Filamentous hairlike growth on a plant.

synonyms: fuzz, tomentum.

Dutch: haar, plantehaar, plantenhaar

4 hair

Any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal:
— There is a hair in my soup.

synonym: pilus.

Roget 205: filament, line; fiber, fibril; funicle, vein; hair, capillament, cilium, cilia, pilus, pili; tendril, gossamer; ... show more

5 hair

Cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments.

synonym: haircloth.

6 hair

A filamentous projection or process on an organism.


Moby thesaurus: a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, ace, animal fiber, artificial fiber, atom, bagatelle, bauble, bean, bibelot, bit, bowshot, braids, brass farthing, brief span, bristle, button ... show more.

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