1. [ noun ] dense growth of hairs covering the body or parts of it (as on the human head); helps prevent heat loss

"he combed his hair"

Related terms: body_covering beard mustache eyebrow lock hairdo mane mane forelock guard_hair coat beard down cowlick pubic_hair eyelash body_hair lanugo integumentary_system part hairline keratin
2. [ noun ] (zoology) any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal
Synonyms: pilus

"there is a hair in my soup"

Related terms: filament body_covering beard mustache eyebrow lock mane mane hairdo hairpiece pubic_hair guard_hair eyelash coat ingrown_hair forelock hairball cowlick beard mammal part hairline keratin
3. [ noun ] (botany,zoology) filamentous hairlike growth on a plant
Synonyms: fuzz tomentum

"peach fuzz"

Related terms: plant_process beard coma stinging_hair
4. [ noun ] a very small distance or space
Synonyms: hairbreadth hairsbreadth whisker hair's-breadth

"they escaped by a hair's-breadth" "they lost the election by a whisker"

Related terms: small_indefinite_quantity
5. [ noun ] (clothing) cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments
Synonyms: haircloth
Related terms: fabric
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 4603
7. [ noun ] (zoology) a filamentous projection or process on an organism
Related terms: process bristle pilus seta whisker
Similar spelling:   hairy