- hair ► NOUN 1) any of the fine thread-like strands growing from the skin of mammals and other animals, or from the epidermis of a plant. 2) strands of hair collectively, especially on a person's head. 3) a very small quantity or extent.● hair of the dog — Cf. ↑hair of the dog● a hair's breadth — Cf. ↑a hair's breadth● in (or out of) someone's hair — Cf. ↑out of someone's hair● keep your hair on! — Cf. ↑keep your hair on!● let one's hair down — Cf. ↑let one's hair down● make someone's hair stand on end — Cf. ↑make someone's hair stand on end● not turn a hair — Cf. ↑not turn a hair● split hairs — Cf. ↑split hairsDERIVATIVES haired adjective hairless adjective.ORIGIN Old English.
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Hairless — Hair less, a. Destitute of hair; bald. Shak. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
hairless — 1550s, from HAIR (Cf. hair) + LESS (Cf. less). Related: Hairlessness … Etymology dictionary
hairless — [adj] without growth on body part bald, baldheaded, beardless, clean shaven, cue ball*, depilated, egghead*, glabrate, glabrescent, glabrous, shaved, shaven, shorn, skinhead*, smooth, smooth faced, tonsured, whiskerless; concept 406 Ant. furry,… … New thesaurus
hairless — [her′lis] adj. having little or no hair or having lost the hair; bald … English World dictionary
hairless — [[t]he͟ə(r)ləs[/t]] ADJ A part of your body that is hairless has no hair on it. ...a smooth and hairless body. Ant: hairy … English dictionary
hairless — adjective having no hair or fur (Freq. 1) a Mexican Hairless is about the size of a fox terrier and hairless except for a tufts on the head and tail • Ant: ↑hairy • Similar to: ↑bald, ↑bald headed, ↑bald pated, ↑ … Useful english dictionary
Hairless — Gène de la drosophile La drosophile Drosophila melanogaster est un animal modèle de la génétique. Sa petite taille, son taux de reproduction ainsi que son cycle de vie court permettent d en faire facilement l élevage dans de simples bocaux à… … Wikipédia en Français
hairless — hairlessness, n. /hair lis/, adj. without hair; bald: his pink hairless pate. [1375 1425; late ME hereles. See HAIR, LESS] * * * … Universalium
hairless — adj. Hairless is used with these nouns: ↑chest, ↑skin … Collocations dictionary
hairless — hair|less [ˈheələs US ˈher ] adj with no hair ▪ Young rabbits are born blind and hairless … Dictionary of contemporary English