Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hair

6 senses of hair

Sense 1
hair -- (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; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells")
       => body covering -- (any covering for the body or a body part)

Sense 2
hair's-breadth, hairsbreadth, hair, whisker -- (a very small distance or space; "they escaped by a hair's-breadth"; "they lost the election by a whisker")
       => small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude)

Sense 3
hair, fuzz, tomentum -- (filamentous hairlike growth on a plant; "peach fuzz")
       => plant process, enation -- (a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ)

Sense 4
hair, pilus -- (any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal; "there is a hair in my soup")
       => filament, filum -- (a threadlike structure (as a chainlike series of cells))

Sense 5
haircloth, hair -- (cloth woven from horsehair or camelhair; used for upholstery or stiffening in garments)
       => fabric, cloth, material, textile -- (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")

Sense 6
hair -- (a filamentous projection or process on an organism)
       => process, outgrowth, appendage -- (a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process")

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