Definition of hair
- won by a hair
- aligned to a hair
- leaf hair
hairlikeplay \-ˌlīk\ adjective
- can't work with you in my hair all day
- keep the children out of his hair for a while
He plucked a hair from his arm.
There are dog hairs all over my coat.
The hair on her arms is blond.
He has a lot of hair on his chest.
He got his hair cut last week.
He has a thick head of hair.
a balding man who is losing his hair
He won the race by a hair.
He was a hair off on the count.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: a thin threadlike growth from the skin of a person or animal
: a covering or growth of hairs
: the covering of hairs on a person's head
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