Definition of “hair” - English Dictionary

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“hair” in British English

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hairnoun [ C or U ]

uk /heər/ us /her/

A1 the mass of thin thread-like structures on the head of a person, or any of these structures that grow out of the skin of a person or animal:

He's got short, dark hair.
I'm going to have/get my hair cut.
She brushed her long, red hair.
He had lost his hair by the time he was 25.
He's starting to get a few grey hairs now.
I found a hair in my soup.

More examples

  • She combed her hair and put on some lipstick.
  • Her hair fell in curls over her shoulders.
  • I think grey hair on a man can look very distinguished.
  • I got quite a surprise when I saw her with short hair.
  • Oh yuck, there's a hair in my soup!

(Definition of “hair” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“hair” in American English

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hairnoun

us /heər/

the mass of thin structures on the head of a person, or any of these structures that grow out of the skin of a person or animal:

[ C ] I already have a few gray hairs.
[ U ] I have to get my hair cut this week.

(Definition of “hair” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)