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Translation of "hair" - English-German dictionary


noun /heə/
one of the mass of thread-like objects that grow from the skin das Haar He brushed the dog’s hairs off his jacket.
the mass of these, especially on a person’s head das Haar He’s got brown hair.
having (a certain kind of) hair -haarig a fair-haired girl.
hairy adjective
covered in hair or having a lot of hair haarig a hairy chest.
hairiness noun
die Behaartheit
hair’s breadth noun
a very small distance die Haaresbreite That bullet missed him by a hair’s breadth.
hairbrush noun
a brush for arranging and smoothing the hair. die Haarbürste
haircut noun
the act or style of cutting a person’s hair der Haarschnitt You need a haircut.
hair-do noun ( plurals hair-dos, hair-do’s)
a hairstyle die Frisur I like her new hair-do.
hairdresser noun
a person who cuts, washes, styles etc a person’s hair. derr Friseur, die Friseuse
hairdressing noun
das Frisieren
hair drier noun
an electrical apparatus for drying hair by blowing hot air over it. der Haartrockner, der Fön
hairline noun
the line along the forehead where the hair begins to grow. der Haaransatz
hair oil noun
a scented, oily lotion for smoothing down the hair. das Haaröl
hairpin noun
a bent wire for keeping a woman’s hair in place. die Haarnadel
hair-raising adjective
terrifying haarsträubend hair-raising stories.
hairstyle noun
the result of cutting, styling etc a person’s hair die Frisur a simple hairstyle.
keep one’s hair on
to remain calm and not become angry. ruhig Blut bewahren Keep your hair on – there’s no need to panic!
let one’s hair down
to behave in a free and relaxed manner. sich ungeniert benehmen On Fridays she likes to let her hair down and go clubbing.
make (someone’s) hair stand on end
to terrify (a person). Haarsträuben verursachen a horror film which will make your hair stand on end.
(not to) turn a hair
to remain calm ohne mit der Wimper zu zucken He put his finger in the flame without turning a hair.
split hairs
to worry about unimportant details. Haarspalterei betreiben 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. sich die Haare raufen Ray was tearing his hair out in frustration.
(Definition of hair from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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