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Definition of "hair" []

  • Any of the cylindrical, keratinized, often pigmented filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal. (noun)
  • A growth of such filaments, as that forming the coat of an animal or covering the scalp of a human. (noun)
  • A filamentous projection or bristle similar to a hair, such as a seta of an arthropod or an epidermal process of a plant. (noun)
  • Fabric made from the hair of certain animals: a coat of alpaca hair. (noun)
  • A minute distance or narrow margin: won by a hair. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hair" in a sentence
  • "I wunner effen dis squirrel washed teh hair wif de Herbal Essences kind of shamp…..sham…..hair washing stuffs!"
  • "Dublin, has a lock of Stella's hair, enclosed in a paper by Swift, on which are written, in the Dean's hand, the words: "_Only a woman's hair_.""
  • "Let me touch their hair with my fingers … their hair…"