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Translation of "hair" - English-French dictionary


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.
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.
(Definition of hair from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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