Definitions for hairlessness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. any of the numerous fine, usu. cylindrical, keratinous filaments growing from the skin of mammals; a pilus.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  2. an aggregate of such filaments, as that covering the human head or forming the coat of most mammals.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  3. any of various fine processes or bristles appearing on the surface of other animals or plants.

    Category: Biology

  4. Category: Clothing

    Ref: haircloth.

  5. a very small amount, degree, measure, etc.; a fraction, as of time or space:

    The rock missed him by a hair.

Idioms for hair:

  1. get in someone's hair,to pester or irritate someone.

    Category: Idiom, Status (usage)

  2. hair of the dog (that bit one),an alcoholic drink purporting to relieve a hangover.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

  3. let one's hair down, to behave in a relaxed, unrestrained manner.

    Category: Idiom, Informal

  4. split hairs,to make petty distinctions; nitpick.

    Category: Idiom

  5. tear one's hair (out),to manifest extreme anxiety, grief, or anger.

    Category: Idiom

  6. turn a hair,to show excitement, fear, or other response (usu. used in the negative):

    to cut through traffic without turning a hair.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of hair:

bef. 900; ME heer, OE hǣr (c. OS, OHG, ON hār)


Princeton's WordNet

  1. hairlessness, depilation(noun)

    the condition of being void of hair

  2. hairlessness(noun)

    the quality of not having hair


  1. hairlessness(Noun)

    The condition or quality of being hairless.

  2. Origin: hair + -lessness (-less + -ness)


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