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Definition of Hair

Hair

  1. The collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of an animal, and forming a covering for a part of the head or for any part or the whole of the body.
  2. One the above-mentioned filaments, consisting, in invertebrate animals, of a long, tubular part which is free and flexible, and a bulbous root imbedded in the skin.
  3. Hair (human or animal) used for various purposes; as, hair for stuffing cushions.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. A spring device used in a hair-trigger firearm.
  7. A haircloth.
  8. Any very small distance, or degree; a hairbreadth.
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Hair Translations

hair in Afrikaans is hare
hair in Dutch is haardos, haar
hair in Finnish is hius
hair in French is chevelure, cheveux, cheveu, poil
hair in German is Haar
hair in Italian is capelli, pettinante, capello
hair in Latin is capillus, saeta, crinis
hair in Spanish is cabello, pelo
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