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The Definition of - hair (noun)

    any of the numerous fine, usually cylindrical, keratinous filaments growing from the skin of humans and animals; a pilus.
    an aggregate of such filaments, as that covering the human head or forming the coat of most mammals.
    a similar fine, filamentous outgrowth from the body of insects, spiders, etc.
    Botany. a filamentous outgrowth of the epidermis.
    cloth made of hair from animals, as camel and alpaca.
    a very small amount, degree, measure, magnitude, etc.; a fraction, as of time or space:
    He lost the race by a hair.
    get in someone's hair, Slang. to annoy or bother someone:
    Their snobbishness gets in my hair.
    hair of the dog, Informal. a drink of liquor, supposed to relieve a hangover:
    Even a hair of the dog didn't help his aching head.
    Also, hair of the dog that bit one.
    let one's hair down, Informal.
    1. to relax; behave informally:
      He finally let his hair down and actually cracked a joke.
    2. to speak candidly or frankly; remove or reduce restraints:
      He let his hair down and told them about his anxieties.
    make one's hair stand on end, to strike or fill with horror; terrify:
    The tales of the jungle made our hair stand on end.
    split hairs, to make unnecessarily fine or petty distinctions:
    To argue about whether they arrived at two o'clock or at 2:01 is just splitting hairs.
    tear one's hair, to manifest extreme anxiety, grief, or anger:
    He's tearing his hair over the way he was treated by them.
    Also, tear one's hair out.
    to a hair, perfect to the smallest detail; exactly:
    The reproduction matched the original to a hair.
    without turning a hair, without showing the least excitement or emotion.
    Also, not turn a hair.

Word Example of - hair

    Example Sentences for hair

    I remember distinctly the pose of the head, the unusual arrangement of the hair.

    Pen smiled and disengaged one hand to smooth his hair again.

    It builds a cosey little nest out of moss and wool and hair.

    Clif thought that his hair would turn white from the suspense.

    And, turning to the glass, she went on twisting and coiling up her hair.

    He was bald, and his hair and whiskers were sprinkled with gray.

    It almost collected like a wig, but the hair was in truth her own.

    A tuft of hair stood up on his crown like the crest on a game-cock.

    And she made a movement, as if to bind back her hair, that she might hasten away.

    But the hair was of a golden color, and fashionably dressed.

Word Origin & History of - hair

    Word Origin & History of hair

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