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hair

hair

 
 
pronunciation:
heIr
phrases:
let one's hair down, make one's hair stand on end, split hairs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of the single, thin, thread-like strands that grow from the skin of mammals.
definition 2: such strands collectively.
similar words:
coat, head, lock
definition 3: a tiny amount.
They won the game by a hair.
definition 4: cloth woven from the hair of an animal such as the llama, alpaca, or camel.
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phrase: let one's hair down
phrase: make one's hair stand on end
phrase: split hairs
derivation: hairlike (adj.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word hare (a rabbit)? Hair and hare sound alike but have different meanings.
Word Builder: hair +
  • hairbrush:
    a brush for the hair.
  • haircut:
    a way of cutting the hair on your head.
  • hairdresser:
    a person whose job is to cut and style hair.
  • hairnet:
    a net to cover the hair and keep it in place.
Word Explorer
negatively associated with hair
place for hair care
some hair colors
some hair styles
some activities that involve hair
some arrangements of hair
some descriptions of hair
some functions of hair
some kinds of hair
some parts of hair
some people associated with hair
some things made from hair
some things that affect hair
some things used for hair care
without hair