Translation of "hair" - English-French dictionary

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

coiffure
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

coiffure
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.

(Translation of “hair” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)