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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.


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


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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