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Meaning & Definition of Hair in English

English

Hair

/hɛr/

noun

1. A 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
  • "He combed his hair"
  • "Each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
    synonym:
  • hair

2. A very small distance or space

  • "They escaped by a hair's-breadth"
  • "They lost the election by a whisker"
    synonym:
  • hair's-breadth
  • ,
  • hairsbreadth
  • ,
  • hair
  • ,
  • whisker

3. Filamentous hairlike growth on a plant

  • "Peach fuzz"
    synonym:
  • hair
  • ,
  • fuzz
  • ,
  • tomentum

4. Any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal

  • "There is a hair in my soup"
    synonym:
  • hair
  • ,
  • pilus

5. Cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair

  • Used for upholstery or stiffening in garments
    synonym:
  • haircloth
  • ,
  • hair

6. A filamentous projection or process on an organism

    synonym:
  • hair

Examples of using

Mary has long blond hair.
Tom combed back his hair.
She pulled her hair into a ponytail.