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Definition 1: a filamentous projection or process on an organism - [noun denoting animal]

(hair is a kind of ...) a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant

"a bony process"

(... is a kind of hair ) a stiff hair

(... is a kind of hair ) a long stiff hair growing from the snout or brow of most mammals as e.g. a cat

(... is a kind of hair ) a stiff hair or bristle

(... is a kind of hair ) hairlike structure especially on the surface of a cell or microorganism

Definition 2: cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for hair in the sense of this definition

(hair is a kind of ...) artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

"the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent" "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC" "she measured off enough material for a dress"

Definition 3: 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 - [noun denoting body]

Samples where hair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he combed his hair
  • each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells

(hair is a kind of ...) any covering for the body or a body part

(... is a kind of hair ) growth of hair or wool or fur covering the body of an animal

(... is a kind of hair ) hair on the face (especially on the face of a man)

(... is a kind of hair ) a strand or cluster of hair

(... is a kind of hair ) the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)

(... is a kind of hair ) a tuft of hair that grows in a different direction from the rest of the hair and usually will not lie flat

(... is a kind of hair ) the arch of hair above each eye

(... is a kind of hair ) any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids

(... is a kind of hair ) growth of hair covering the scalp of a human being

(... is a kind of hair ) fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)

(... is a kind of hair ) short hair growing over a person's body

(... is a kind of hair ) hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals

(... is a kind of hair ) a lock of a horse's mane that grows forward between the ears

(... is a kind of hair ) long coarse hair growing from the crest of the animal's neck

(... is a kind of hair ) coarse hairs that form the outer fur and protect the underfur of certain mammals

(... is a kind of hair ) hair growing in the pubic area

(hair is a part of ...) the embedded part of a bodily structure such as a tooth, nail, or hair

(hair is a part of ...) a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions

"his part was right in the middle"

(hair is a part of ...) the natural margin formed by hair on the head

(... is part of hair) the skin and its appendages

(hair is made of the substance ...) a fibrous scleroprotein that occurs in the outer layer of the skin and in horny tissues such as hair, feathers, nails, and hooves

Definition 4: any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal - [noun denoting body]

Samples where hair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there is a hair in my soup

Synonyms for hair in the sense of this definition

(hair is a kind of ...) a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells)

(... is a kind of hair ) a hair that does not emerge from the follicle but remains embedded in the skin (usually causing inflammation)

(... is part of hair) any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk

Definition 5: filamentous hairlike growth on a plant - [noun denoting plant]

Samples where hair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • peach fuzz

Synonyms for hair in the sense of this definition

(hair is a kind of ...) a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ

(... is a kind of hair ) a multicellular hair in plants like the stinging nettle that expels an irritating fluid

(... is a kind of hair ) a tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses

Definition 6: a very small distance or space - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where hair or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they escaped by a hair's-breadth
  • they lost the election by a whisker

Synonyms for hair in the sense of this definition

(hair is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

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