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French translation of “hair”

hair

noun /heə/
one of the mass of thread-like objects that grow from the skin
poil
He brushed the dog’s hairs off his jacket.
the mass of these, especially on a person’s head
cheveux
He’s got brown hair.
-haired having (a certain kind of) hair
aux cheveux (…)
a fair-haired girl.
hairy adjective covered in hair or having a lot of hair
velu, poilu
a hairy chest.
hairiness noun
aspect hirsute
hair’s breadth noun a very small distance
(d’)un cheveu
That bullet missed him by a hair’s breadth.
hairbrush noun a brush for arranging and smoothing the hair.
brosse à cheveux
haircut noun the act or style of cutting a person’s hair
coupe de cheveux
You need a haircut.
hair-do noun (plurals hair-dos, hair-do’s) a hairstyle I like her new hair-do. hairdresser noun a person who cuts, washes, styles etc a person’s hair.
coiffeur/-euse
hairdressing noun hair drier noun an electrical apparatus for drying hair by blowing hot air over it.
sèche-cheveux
hairline noun the line along the forehead where the hair begins to grow.
naissance des cheveux
hair oil noun a scented, oily lotion for smoothing down the hair.
huile capillaire
hairpin noun a bent wire for keeping a woman’s hair in place.
épingle à cheveux
hair-raising adjective terrifying
à faire se dresser les cheveux sur la tête
hair-raising stories.
hairstyle noun the result of cutting, styling etc a person’s hair a simple hairstyle. keep one’s hair on to remain calm and not become angry.
ne pas s’énerver
Keep your hair on – there’s no need to panic!
let one’s hair down to behave in a free and relaxed manner.
se laisser aller
On Fridays she likes to let her hair down and go clubbing.
make (someone’s) hair stand on end to terrify (a person).
faire dresser les cheveux sur la tête
a horror film which will make your hair stand on end.
(not to) turn a hair to remain calm
(ne pas) broncher
He put his finger in the flame without turning a hair.
split hairs to worry about unimportant details.
couper les cheveux en quatre
There’s no need to split hairs – all I want is a very general report.
tear one’s hair to show great irritation or despair.
s’arracher les cheveux
Ray was tearing his hair out in frustration.
(Definition of hair from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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