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English noun: hair

1. hair (body) a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss


SamplesHe combed his hair.
Each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells.


Broader (hypernym)body covering


Narrower (hyponym)beard, body hair, brow, bush, cilium, coat, coif, coiffure, cowlick, crotch hair, curl, down, eyebrow, eyelash, facial hair, forelock, foretop, guard hair, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle, head of hair, lash, lock, mane, mane, pelage, pile, pubic hair, ringlet, supercilium, whorl


Part holonymhairline, part, parting


Part meronymintegumentary system


Substance holonymceratin, keratin

2. hair (quantity) a very small distance or space


SamplesThey escaped by a hair's-breadth.
They lost the election by a whisker.


Synonymshair's-breadth, hairsbreadth, whisker


Broader (hypernym)small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

3. hair (plant) filamentous hairlike growth on a plant


SamplesPeach fuzz.


Synonymsfuzz, tomentum


Broader (hypernym)enation, plant process


Narrower (hyponym)beard, stinging hair

4. hair (body) any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal


SamplesThere is a hair in my soup.


Synonymspilus


Broader (hypernym)filament, filum


Narrower (hyponym)ingrown hair


Part meronymmammal, mammalian

5. hair (artifact) cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments


Synonymshaircloth


Broader (hypernym)cloth, fabric, material, textile

6. hair (animal) a filamentous projection or process on an organism


Broader (hypernym)appendage, outgrowth, process


Narrower (hyponym)bristle, pilus, sensory hair, seta, vibrissa, whisker









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