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German translation of “hair”

hair

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.
-haired 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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