Pronunciation: hâr
n.1.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.
2.One the above-mentioned filaments, consisting, in vertebrate animals, of a long, tubular part which is free and flexible, and a bulbous root imbedded in the skin.
3.Hair (human or animal) used for various purposes; as, hair for stuffing cushions.
4.(Zool.) 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.
5.(Bot.) 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).
6.A spring device used in a hair-trigger firearm.
7.A haircloth.
8.Any very small distance, or degree; a hairbreadth.
Against the hair
in a rough and disagreeable manner; against the grain.
Hair bracket
(Ship Carp.) a molding which comes in at the back of, or runs aft from, the figurehead.
- Shak.
Hair cells
(Anat.) cells with hairlike processes in the sensory epithelium of certain parts of the internal ear.
Hair compass
a compass or divider capable of delicate adjustment by means of a screw.
Hair glove
a glove of horsehair for rubbing the skin.
Hair lace
a netted fillet for tying up the hair of the head.
Hair line
a line made of hair; a very slender line.
- Swift.
Hair moth
(Zool.) any moth which destroys goods made of hair, esp. Tinea biselliella.
Hair pencil
a brush or pencil made of fine hair, for painting; - generally called by the name of the hair used; as, a camel's hair pencil, a sable's hair pencil, etc.
Hair plate
an iron plate forming the back of the hearth of a bloomery fire.
Hair powder
a white perfumed powder, as of flour or starch, formerly much used for sprinkling on the hair of the head, or on wigs.
Hair seal
(Zool.) any one of several species of eared seals which do not produce fur; a sea lion.
Hair seating
haircloth for seats of chairs, etc.
Hair shirt
a shirt, or a band for the loins, made of horsehair, and worn as a penance.
Hair sieve
a strainer with a haircloth bottom.
Hair snake
See Gordius.
Hair space
(Printing) the thinnest metal space used in lines of type.
Hair stroke
a delicate stroke in writing.
Hair trigger
a trigger so constructed as to discharge a firearm by a very slight pressure, as by the touch of a hair.
Not worth a hair
of no value.
- Farrow.
To a hair
with the nicest distinction.
To split hairs
to make distinctions of useless nicety.
Noun1.hair - dense growth of hairs covering the body or parts of it (as on the human head); helps prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"
2.hair - a very small distance or space; "they escaped by a hair's-breadth"; "they lost the election by a whisker"
3.hair - filamentous hairlike growth on a plant; "peach fuzz"
Synonyms: fuzz, tomentum
4.hair - any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal; "there is a hair in my soup"
Synonyms: pilus
5.hair - cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments
Synonyms: haircloth
6.hair - a filamentous projection or process on an organism
hair - [back-formation from hairy] The complications that make something hairy. "Decoding TECO commands requires a certain amount of hair." Often seen in the phrase "infinite hair", which connotes extreme complexity. Also in "hairiferous" (tending to promote hair growth): "GNUMACS elisp encourages lusers to write complex editing modes." "Yeah, it's pretty hairiferous all right." (Or just: "Hair squared!")
To see hair in your dream, signifies sexual virility, seduction, sensuality, vanity, and health. It is indicative of your attitudes. If your hair is knotted or tangled, then it is symbolic of uncertainty and confusion in your life. You may be unable to tha 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, cambric tea, capillament, cent, cilium, cirrus, close quarters, close range, closeness, coat, cobweb, confinement, crack, crowdedness, curio, dab, denier, dishwater, dole, dot, dram, dribble, driblet, dwarf, earreach, earshot, farce, farthing, feather, fiber, fibrilla, fig, filament, filamentule, flagellum, fleabite, fleck, fleece, flyspeck, folderol, fraction, fragment, fribble, frippery, fur, gaud, gewgaw, gimcrack, gobbet, gossamer, grain, granule, groat, gruel, gunshot, hair space, hairbreadth, hairsbreadth, halfpenny, handful, hank, hill of beans, horsehair, house of cards, incapaciousness, inch, incommodiousness, iota, jest, joke, jot, kickshaw, knickknack, knickknackery, limitation, little, little bit, little ways, locks, mane, matchwood, milk and water, minikin, minim, minimum, minutiae, mite, mockery, modicum, molecule, molehill, mote, narrow gauge, narrowness, nearness, nutshell, ounce, particle, pebble, pelt, peppercorn, picayune, pile, pin, pinch, pinch of snuff, pinprick, pistol shot, pittance, point, pubescence, pubic hair, rap, red cent, reed, restrictedness, restriction, rope of sand, row of pins, rush, sand castle, scruple, setula, shag, shit, short distance, short piece, short way, skein, slenderness, smidgen, smitch, snap, sneeshing, sou, span, speck, spitting distance, spoonful, spot, step, straitness, strand, straw, strictness, suture, tendril, thimbleful, thread, threadlet, tight squeeze, tightness, tiny bit, tittle, toy, trace, tresses, trifle, trifling amount, trinket, trivia, triviality, tuppence, two cents, twopence, water, web, whim-wham, whisker, whit, wool
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hair ball
Hair bracket
hair care
hair cell
Hair cells
hair coloring
Hair compass
hair curler
hair drier
hair dryer
hair dye
hair follicle
hair gel
Hair glove
Hair grass
hair grease
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