HyperDic: hair

English > 6 senses of the word hair:
NOUNbodyhaira covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head)
quantityhair, hair's-breadth, hairsbreadth, whiskera very small distance or space
planthair, fuzz, tomentumfilamentous hairlike growth on a plant
bodyhair, pilusany of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal
artifacthair, hairclothcloth woven from horsehair or camelhair
animalhaira filamentous projection / projection or process on an organism
hair > pronunciation
Soundshheh'r
Rhymesaffair ... wheelchair: 116 rhymes with ehr...
English > hair: 6 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningA 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.
Examples
  • "he combed his hair"
  • "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
Part ofintegumentary systemThe skin and its appendages
PartshairlineThe natural margin formed by hair on the head
part, partingA line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions
rootThe part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support
Narrowerbeardhairy growth on or near the face / face of certain mammals
body hairshort hair growing over a person's body
coat, pelagegrowth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal
cowlickA tuft of hair that grows in a different direction from the rest of the hair and usually will not lie flat
down, pilefine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
eyebrow, brow, superciliumThe arch of hair above each eye
eyelash, lash, ciliumAny of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids
facial hairHair on the face (especially on the face of a man)
forelock, foretopA lock of a horse's mane that grows forward between the ears
guard haircoarse hairs that form the outer fur and protect the underfur of certain mammals
hairdo, hairstyle, hair style, coiffure, coifThe arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
lock, curl, ringlet, whorlA strand or cluster of hair
manelong coarse hair growing from the crest of the animal's neck
mane, head of hairgrowth of hair covering the scalp of a human being
pubic hair, bush, crotch hairhair growing in the pubic area
Broaderbody coveringAny covering for the body or a body part
Substanceskeratin, ceratinA fibrous scleroprotein that occurs in the outer layer of the skin and in horny tissues such as hair, feathers, nails, and hooves
Spanishcabello, pelo
Catalancabell, pèl
Adjectivescapillaryof or relating to hair
hairyhaving or covered with hair
English > hair: 6 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningA very small distance or space.
Example"they escaped by a hair's-breadth"
Synonymshair's-breadth, hairsbreadth, whisker
Broadersmall indefinite quantity, small indefinite amountAn indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
Spanishpelo
Catalanpèl
English > hair: 6 senses > noun 3, plant
Meaningfilamentous hairlike growth on a plant.
Synonymsfuzz, tomentum
NarrowerbeardA tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses
stinging hairA multicellular hair in plants like the stinging nettle that expels an irritating fluid
Broaderplant process, enationA natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ
Spanishtomento
Catalantoment
English > hair: 6 senses > noun 4, body
MeaningAny of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal.
Example"there is a hair in my soup"
Synonympilus
Part ofmammal, mammalianAny warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair
Narroweringrown hairA hair that does not emerge from the follicle but remains embedded in the skin (usually causing inflammation)
Broaderfilament, filumA threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells)
Spanishpelo
Catalancabell, pèl
English > hair: 6 senses > noun 5, artifact
Meaningcloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments.
Synonymhaircloth
Broaderfabric, cloth, material, textileartifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting / crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
English > hair: 6 senses > noun 6, animal
MeaningA filamentous projection / projection or process on an organism.
NarrowerbristleA stiff hair
pilushairlike structure especially on the surface of a cell or microorganism
setaA stiff hair or bristle
whisker, vibrissa, sensory hairA long stiff hair growing from the snout or brow of most mammals as e.g. a cat
Broaderprocess, outgrowth, appendageA natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant
Adjectiveshairyhaving or covered with hair

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