Definitions of hair

  1. filamentous hairlike growth on a plant; " peach fuzz"
  2. a very small distance or space; " they escaped by a hair's- breadth"; " they lost by a hair"
  3. a filamentous projection or process on an organism
  4. cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments
  5. any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal; " there is a hair in my soup"
  6. dense growth of hairs covering the body or parts of it ( as on the human head); helps prevent heat loss; " he combed his hair"
  7. a very small distance or space; " they escaped by a hair's- breadth"; " they lost the election by a whisker"
  8. Hairy.
  9. The collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of an animal, and forming a covering for a part of the head or for any part or the whole of the body.
  10. One the above- mentioned filaments, consisting, in invertebrate animals, of a long, tubular part which is free and flexible, and a bulbous root imbedded in the skin.
  11. Hair ( human or animal) used for various purposes; as, hair for stuffing cushions.
  12. A slender outgrowth from the chitinous cuticle of insects, spiders, crustaceans, and other invertebrates. Such hairs are totally unlike those of vertebrates in structure, composition, and mode of growth.
  13. An outgrowth of the epidermis, consisting of one or of several cells, whether pointed, hooked, knobbed, or stellated. Internal hairs occur in the flower stalk of the yellow frog lily ( Nuphar).
  14. A spring device used in a hair- trigger firearm.
  15. A haircloth.
  16. Any very small distance, or degree; a hairbreadth.
  17. ( human or animal) used for various purposes; as, hair for stuffing cushions.
  18. A modification of the epidermis found on almost every surface of the body except the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, and the glans penis. It is a filament of KERATIN consisting of a shaft, a root, and a point.
  19. One of the small filaments growing out of the skin of any animal; the mass of such threadlike growth; minute fibers on the surface of plants.
  20. 1. Pilus, one of the fine, long flexible appendages of the skin, covering the entire body except on the palms and soles and other flexor surfaces. See pilus and scapus. The hairs of the various parts of the body have received special names ( see below). 2. One of the fine, hair- like processes of the auditory cells of the labyrinth, of the taste- bulbs, and of other sensory cells, called auditory hairs, gustatory hairs, sensory hairs, etc.
  21. Filiform growth on the skin.
  22. A filament growing from the skin of an animal: the whole mass of hairs which forms a covering for the head or the whole body: ( bot.) minute hair- like processes on the cuticle of plants: anything very small and fine.
  23. Filament growing from the skin of an animal; the mass of hair; any fine filament.
  24. A filament growing from the skin of an animal; such filaments collectively; any similar outgrowth.
  25. A small filament, with a bulbous root, growing from the skin of an animal; the mass of filaments growing from the skin of an animal, and forming an integument or covering; anything very small or fine; minute hair- like filaments on the surface of plants.
  26. Fibres or threads of different degrees of fineness which cover the bodies of many animals; anything very small and fine having length; a hair, a single hair; a fine slender thread or filament; the hair, the whole collection or body of threads or filaments growing upon an animal, or upon any distinct part.
  27. A threadlike or filamentous outgrowth of the epidermis of animals; any outgrowth of the epidermis consisting of one or more cells, and very varied in shape.

Usage examples for hair

  1. " The one with her hair all over her head," I answered. – Over the Sliprails by Henry Lawson
  2. Her hands were on her hair – Fairy Prince and Other Stories by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  3. My hair dear,- do be careful! – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott
  4. She was older, and her hair was gray, but her eyes and her voice had not changed. – The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  5. Not the one with fair hair – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  6. " My, but your hair is so nice," said Elizabeth. – 'Lizbeth of the Dale by Marian Keith
  7. " Missed it by a hair said one. – The Boy Allies at Jutland by Robert L. Drake
  8. Not a crooked hair in his head. – Brand Blotters by William MacLeod Raine
  9. All day there wasn't hide nor hair of air a stirrin'. – The Auto Boys' Mystery by James A. Braden
  10. She say she think my hair is so pretty. – Miss Minerva and William Green Hill by Frances Boyd Calhoun
  11. Mun Bun shook his head until his hair was in his eyes. – Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom's by Laura Lee Hope
  12. Nothing so much as hurt a hair on his head. – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  13. " My dear child," she said, " what lovely hair you have! – Elsie Dinsmore by Martha Finley
  14. He threw his arms out before him as if to push the thought away from him and ran his fingers through his hair and over his face. – Gallegher and Other Stories by Richard Harding Davis
  15. But what has he done to his hair – The Corner House Girls at School by Grace Brooks Hill
  16. Mr. Tait placed his hand gently upon her smoothly parted hair – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  17. She has wonderful hair – A Spinner in the Sun by Myrtle Reed
  18. What splendid hair she had! – Point Lace and Diamonds by George A. Baker, Jr.
  19. Down two- left three- down a hair Right! – Triplanetary by Edward Elmer Smith
  20. And a little child with very fair hair – 'Twixt Land & Sea by Joseph Conrad