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Definition for: hair

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See also haïr

English

Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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Etymology

Old English hēr , heer , hær , Anglo Saxon hǣr from Common Germanic * haeram . A cognate of the latter seems to be Lithuanian šerys . From the same Germanic word come, indirectly, Old Frisian hēr , Dutch haar , German Haar , Old High German hār , Icelandic hár and Swedish hår .

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /heə/, /heɹ/
  • SAMPA: /he@/
  • AHD: /hâr/

Homophones

Noun

hair ( countable and uncountable; plural hairs )

  1. ( countable ) A pigmented keratinaceous growth that forms thin spires and grows out from a follicle on the human head.
  2. ( uncountable ) The collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of humans and animals, and forming a covering for a part of the head or for any part or the whole body.
  3. ( countable ) 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.
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  4. ( uncountable ) Hair (human or animal) used for various purposes; as, hair for stuffing cushions.
  5. ( countable ) Whiskers, beard; bristles.
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  6. ( zoology , countable ) 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.
  7. ( botany , countable ) 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).
  8. ( countable ) A spring device used in a hair-trigger firearm.
  9. (obsolete): A haircloth. - Chaucer
  10. ( countable ) Any very small distance, or degree; a hairbreadth.

Translations

A pigmented keratinaceous growth on the human head (1)
  • Arabic: شعر(sha'r)
  • Bosnian: kosa f . collective
  • Bulgarian: коса (kosa) f .
  • Catalan: cabell m .
  • Croatian: vlas m
  • Czech: vlás m
  • Danish: hår n .
  • Dutch: haar n .
  • Finnish: hiukset (pl.), tukka
  • French: chevelure f .
  • Frisian: hier n .
  • Greek: μαλλιά (maliá) n pl
  • Hungarian: haj
  • Indonesian: bulu
  • Interlingua: capillo
  • Italian: capello m .
  • Japanese: 髪の毛 (かみのけ, kaminoke)
  • Persian: مو(mu)
  • Portuguese: cabelo m .
  • Russian: волосы (vólosy) pl
  • Slovene: las m .
  • Spanish: cabello m .
The collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of humans and animals (2)
  • Bosnian: dlaka f . sg .
  • Catalan: pèl m .
  • Croatian: dlaka f
  • Czech: srst m
  • Danish: hår n .
  • Dutch: haar n .
  • Finnish: karvoitus
  • French: poil m . , cheveu m .
  • Frisian: hier n .
  • Greek: τρίχες (tríkhes) f pl
  • Hungarian: szőr
  • Indonesian: rambut
  • Interlingua: pilo
  • Italian: pelo m .
  • Japanese: 毛 (け, ke)
  • Portuguese: pelo m .
  • Russian: волосы (vólosy) pl
  • Slovak: srsť m
  • Slovene: lasje m . , dlaka f .
  • Spanish: pelo m .
One the above-mentioned filaments (3)
  • Danish: hår n .
  • Dutch: haar n .
  • Finnish: karva, jouhi
  • Frisian: hier n .
  • Greek: τρίχα (tríkha) f .
  • Russian: волос (vólos) m .
  • Slovene: dlaka f .
  • Albanian : qime f , flok m
  • Basque : ile
  • Breton : blev collective
  • Chinese : 头发
  • Croatian : kosa f
  • Czech : vlasy m
  • Esperanto : haro
  • French : cheveu m .
  • German : Haar n .
  • Guaraní : tague
  • Hawaiian : hulu
  • Hebrew : שיער
  • Hindi : बाल
  • Korean : 머리칼 (meorikal), 머리카락 (meorikarak)
  • Latin : capillus m . , crinis
  • Malagasy : volo
  • Maori : huru
  • Marathi : केस
  • Pitjantjatjara : uru
  • Polish : włos m .
  • Romanian : păr m .
  • Sardinian : pilu m
  • Sindhi : وارُ (Vaaru) m .
  • Slovak : vlasy m
  • Swahili : nywele
  • Tagalog : buhok
  • Telugu : వెంట్రుకలు (veMTrukalu), జుట్టు (juTTu)
  • Tupinambá : 'aba

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Hair is often used adjectively or in combination; as, hairbrush or hair brush , hair dye , hair oil , hairpin , hair powder , a brush, a dye, etc., for the hair

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Morse Codehair
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