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. any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal; " there is a hair in my soup"
  4. dense growth of hairs covering the body or parts of it ( as on the human head); helps prevent heat loss; " he combed his hair"
  5. a very small distance or space; " they escaped by a hair's- breadth"; " they lost the election by a whisker"
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Hair ( human or animal) used for various purposes; as, hair for stuffing cushions.
  9. 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.
  10. 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).
  11. A spring device used in a hair- trigger firearm.
  12. A haircloth.
  13. Any very small distance, or degree; a hairbreadth.
  14. ( human or animal) used for various purposes; as, hair for stuffing cushions.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Filament growing from the skin of an animal; the mass of hair; any fine filament.
  18. A filament growing from the skin of an animal; such filaments collectively; any similar outgrowth.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
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