Meaning of HAIR in English

HAIR

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a hair appointment (= to have your hair cut )

I’d like to make a hair appointment for next week.

bad hair day

beauty/hair products

She doesn’t buy beauty products that have been tested on animals.

bleached...hair

She bleached her hair blonde.

colour...hair

If I didn’t colour my hair I’d be totally grey.

comb...hair

Melanie ran upstairs to comb her hair .

drying...hair

He was drying his hair with a towel.

false teeth/hair/eyelashes etc

gelled hair

gelled hair

grizzled hair/head/beard etc

a grizzled old man

hair extensions

hair shirt

hair slide

hair tousled

She had just awakened, her eyes sleepy and her hair tousled.

hair trigger

hair was dripping

Her boots were muddy and her hair was dripping .

hair's breadth

The bullet missed me by a hair’s breadth.

hair/beauty salon

an exclusive hair salon

have...hair permed

I’m going to have my hair permed .

long hair

long hair

ruffled...hair

He ruffled her hair affectionately.

shampooed...hair

She showered and shampooed her short dark hair .

shining...hair

She had shining black hair .

skin/hair type

The best cleanser for you depends on your skin type.

strand of hair

He reached out and brushed a strand of hair away from her face.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

black

Naturally straight, black hair was set at the crown on small curlers then gelled into two different shapes.

Marcus was usually silent: a stocky man with flat black hair and a private smile.

The same almost black hair , the same vivid blue eyes.

Harry Sargent had a handsome head of black hair , pale skin, and bright eyes, and affected a Byronic appearance.

He's got all this thick black hair like a baboon.

But he had a thinnish face, with an aquiline nose and really black hair .

He turned out to be a slight boy with dark, wary eyes and black hair cut short.

blond

She was smiling out at him, her long blond hair tousled.

On one of them was Blue Mooney, his pale blond hair blown against his cheek as he skidded around the corner.

Blood matted the blond hair , and Lindsey took a deep breath as she leaned closer to peer at the wound.

Debbie wore a much simpler dress this time: a cream-colored cotton number that showed off her blond hair and tan.

He's white, in his late twenties, about six feet tall with gingery blond wavy hair .

Dark roots on blond hair are also in; so is the double-process blond.

He'd admire his long, blond hair , his bright blue eyes and his perfect white teeth.

blonde

Jennifer, in a blue tracksuit that showed off her blonde hair to perfection, was sitting in her wheelchair.

The one with the thinning blonde hair made a remark at which the second man sniggered.

Her blonde hair was pulled back into a smooth chignon and tied with a yellow silk bow.

On the screen a woman with bright blonde hair and red-rimmed glasses was teaching her audience how to make profiteroles.

Her mass of blonde hair was down, flowing free in the winter air.

And the same blonde mass of hair .

Petal came back in, with her blonde hair wafting about her shoulders.

She had the most beautiful blonde hair .

brown

His Straight brown hair fell half-combed across his forehead, and his clothes were clean but rumpled.

Mathilde had strong teeth and brown hair which she wore pulled back with a ribbon.

Crazy Horse was a slim man of medium height with brown hair hanging below his waist and a scar above his lip.

He was bearded and the dark brown hair of his whiskers and mustache outlined the thickness and pinkness of his lips.

Her dark brown hair was neatly cut and waved around her face; there was only a slight tinge of grey.

She had blondish-\#brown hair and was dressed in wool and fur.

curly

With his blue black curly hair and ice blue eyes, he could melt most women with a glance.

Her curly hair was back from her face more than yesterday, and she had yellow earrings.

His arms are covered with a sheath of curly black hair .

Fingered through permed or curly hair , they give more definition to curls and tendrils.

I think Janir resembles her more, with his dark skin, curly hair and strong features.

He stretched, panther-like, raked a lazy hand through his curly dark hair .

Red is the six-foot sophomore with short, curly hair the color of terra-cotta.

dark

He had a moustache, short dark hair , and he wore glasses.

His dark hair and even darker beard do nothing to assuage her discomfort.

Thick, dark hair curled around his face and his rolled-up sleeves revealed strong, well-muscled arms.

He was clean-shaven, wore glasses and had dark hair with a bald spot.

Her dark blonde hair and serpentine figure drew the approval of Sir Charles Webb-Bowen himself.

Sister Mary was a tall, sturdy-looking woman whose dark hair was simply cut.

Her long dark hair brushed like burnished jet.

What did she look like? Dark hair .

dry

Simply spray Hot Shapes on to clean, dry hair before setting to get instant hold with a glossy finish.

Under her starched cap the dyed dry hair was puffed out.

But it can't do anything about dry or damaged hair .

It's what makes your hair bouncy and pliable. Dry hair is hair which lacks moisture rather than hair which lacks oil.

So we've combined them in a shampoo that makes dry hair lustrous and more manageable.

Make sure you use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner for dry hair .

You can also put them in dry hair , but we suggest that you lightly spritz all over with water first.

fair

He props himself up on one elbow. Fair hair glistens on his forearm.. ` You're not a painter?

He had a sandy mustache and fair short hair that clustered on his forehead.

He stroked her fair hair before taking it.

As mine was a redemptive story about fair hair , hers was one about straight hair.

In his crinkly fair hair there was hardly any grey.

He's got long fair hair and a little white face too.

She had no makeup on and her long fair hair was twisted into a knot on top of her head.

He had very fine, fair hair and pale skin, faintly pitted by smallpox.

fine

Like rabbits, they are born blind but they do have some very fine body hair .

Undaunted, he began nibbling her earlobe, as fine strands of hair brushed his face.

Their bristles were made from the finest hair available, taken from inside the ear of a goat.

It shows itself only to the most powerful of microscopes as a speck, one-fiftieth of a strand of fine hair .

Fine dark hair on her lip, fine black hair on her forearms.

One had fine gold silken hair , faded and grey with the dust.

ginger

With his unkempt ginger hair running down into sideboards it made his hard face look even meaner.

Profuse amounts of grey and ginger hair sprouted from nose and ears.

One was white, of medium height with fair or ginger hair cut short on one side and longer on the other.

Bessie was a fiery character, a large plump woman with a shock of ginger hair , freckles and green eyes.

A pair of waving ginger hairs appeared in the corner of a mouth the colour of old putty.

The Gyggle forearms were covered all over with a regular pattern of tight ginger curlicues of hair .

The other in his 30's, with ginger hair and moustache and a tweed sports coat.

He has short ginger hair , and is clean shaven with freckles.

golden

She was slender and very fair with long golden hair and as unlike as possible any Naulls that had ever been.

His golden hair was parted down the middle, and he wore a gold ring on his right hand.

One of the children was a little girl, with golden hair and blue eyes.

The giant with golden hair: Fearsome but knowledgeable.

The smiling, classic features, topped by the golden hair .

He required the boy to return with three golden hairs from the giant of the kingdom in order to keep his bride.

Fingers of energy, disguised - a felicitous whim - as strands of your golden hair .

They love him ... all that golden hair and the jaunty moustache.

grey

Behind the left ear his grey hair had been twisted into a knot.

Profuse amounts of grey and ginger hair sprouted from nose and ears.

The man who shot Richard had grey hair and was wearing a black leather jacket, a blue jumper and jeans.

He had grey hair and a black moustache which rose and fell as he breathed.

This masculinity was emphasised by her uncompromising coiffure, her grey hair drawn tightly back and screwed into a straggling bun.

However, the publisher was beaming, his grey hair smooth in the sunlight from the dusty window.

He was wearing rough clothes, and he was about sixty, with a brown face and long grey hair .

His grey hair was shiny with rain.

long

Most are vulnerable to the cold, since they can not grow long hair and a thick insulating coat.

Pierced ears, noses or eyelids, purple hair , long hair, no hair or a mohawk.

His long hair stopped neatly at the level where it curved most attractively, but his shave was indifferent.

Two young boys call inside one of the tents and a dark man with long , graying hair emerges.

Her long hair fluttered behind her as she moved about.

I slipped my long hair inside the wig, adjusted it, then put on a pair of large sunglasses.

She had no makeup on and her long fair hair was twisted into a knot on top of her head.

The girl was very pretty with cream colored skin and long black wary hair falling down her back.

red

Her short red hair was crudely shaped in a wedge and her pallid cheeks and small chin were peppered with unsightly acne.

At the University of Houston, they remember her capacity for hard work and her flaming red hair .

It was their next door neighbour, the woman with the red hair .

One of them, a boy with red hair , had a bad case of adolescent skin eruptions.

It was a bikini, flower-printed and attractive against her dark red hair .

Her face was a pile of white cloud afire with red hair .

I have red hair and green eyes.

short

A medallion in Hughes Hall portrays her with short hair , an aquiline nose, and a determined chin.

To this day, I believe the only thing that saved him from a beating was his short hair .

You've got short hair , you've got a moustache now, and you wear glasses.

The shorter the hair , the thicker it looks.

The older boy, leaner and more muscular, has shorter hair and a small skull-cap which may conceal a tonsure.

He is tall, a marathoner, with salt-and-pepper short hair .

The other one was young, chubby, red-faced, with short red hair and looked embarrassed.

She has short reddish hair and green eyes.

straight

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And perms, our straight hair tortured into frizz for the Christmas or Easter gathering and the requisite smiling photograph.

I even resorted to going to a hairdresser who guaranteed that I'd emerge with dead straight hair .

He was absorbed in eating, and his blond, straight hair fell forward over his forehead.

She was a plain girl, with straight hair and thin limbs and a mathematical turn of mind.

As mine was a redemptive story about fair hair , hers was one about straight hair.

He had a lot of straight , silvery hair .

Laz pumps my hand in a blustering manner that sends his straight hair bobbing over his ruddy face.

thick

Feeling weightless and soft, she slid her arms further round him, her fingers pushing into his thick hair .

Her thick hair fell forward over her face.

Adam put a hand nervously through his thick black hair , suddenly conscious of the lawyer's stare.

She had big dark eyes and fine lashes, and she kept her thick hair pulled severely back.

His thick brown hair fell down the sides of his face.

Enrique lounged behind the wheel, short and barrel-chested, his thick gray hair falling over his shoulders.

wavy

She had long wavy brown hair , and a gentle, kind face.

He wore his carefully combed wavy hair , dark brown with tinges of gray, rather long.

She ran her hand approvingly through her wavy auburn hair .

He's white, in his late twenties, about six feet tall with gingery blond wavy hair .

Others sport a wig of what could pass for close-cropped, wavy human hair .

Brown, wavy hair - not that really dark brown, but the sort that goes lighter in the sun.

He looked like he was in his early forties with thin, wavy gray hair and a sorrowful expression.

white

Standing in front of them was an extremely old man with a beard that trailed on the ground and long flowing white hair .

He is 61, with white hair and a droopy mustache.

The summer light through the window frames Bill's white hair .

I wash your intimate places, pull your white hairs , and cut your nails.

His thick white hair was cut short and unevenly, so that in parts it stood up in clumps.

Anna was a fiercely idealistic woman whose prematurely white hair flared like flame from her freckled face.

In his sixties, he had a mane of white hair and a kindly expression.

Baby Girl, she might say, pick out my white hairs .

■ NOUN

auburn

She was fine-boned and delicate, with auburn hair tied back in a leather clasp.

This final aching agony had auburn hair , grey eyes, multiple sclerosis and a sick dislike of crying babies.

A man in his mid-thirties with dull auburn hair and a freckled face behind rectangular metal-rimmed glasses.

Her auburn hair had been lifted from her shoulders and tied with a tortoiseshell slide.

They had selected a full-skirted velvet frock in a deep royal blue which set off her auburn hair .

Her auburn hair was dressed in the Roman style, her gown an ankle-length shirt of green satin covered with net.

She had a head of flowing auburn hair and carried herself in a self-possessed manner touching on the arrogant.

Her soft brown wool suit and velvet Vandyke cap perfectly complemented her auburn hair .

colour

You simply press the touch-pad which corresponds to your hair colour and the one which corresponds to your skin tone.

That's the promise of Contrasts High and Low lighting kits - the easy way to enhance your natural hair colour .

It can be brushed, combed or scrunched into your hair to enhance natural hair colour .

My hair colour doesn't affect me and I've never felt that people treat me as having lower than average intelligence.

The only roots Cilla has lost touch with are those of her natural hair colour .

The gene affects hair colour , and codes either for orange or for black.

The same thing is true in a different campaign for hair colour .

A woman peeks down her bikini bottom to remind herself of her true hair colour .

cut

Well, of course, she could get her hair cut and buy new clothes.

The profession usually requires short, neat hair cuts and trim beards if any, for men.

She's had her hair cut , but it's Annie all right.

Changing your hair cut and/or colour can be a great looks-booster.

She had had her hair cut .

She looked different with her hair cut and it made them feel shy.

Would you have your hair cut ?

De Levantiére has had her hair cut and it makes her look very sophisticated.

■ VERB

brush

She brushed her long hair into a shining mane and arranged it carefully around her shoulders.

The girl gave her a questioning look, brushing her hair back from her face.

Never brush your hair when wet; instead use a wide-tooth comb.

He rearranged a couple of silver paperweights and brushed his long white hair with his hand.

He brushes a strand of hair from her forehead, giving her permission.

All I want is her to carry on brushing my hair with her hands.

She brushed her hair back and looked at him.

comb

The girls set to work, sewed, talked, laughed, and combed their hair .

He wore his carefully combed wavy hair , dark brown with tinges of gray, rather long.

She eats another nut, and needlessly, absently, combs her hair .

She sat her on the counter beside the sink and combed back her thin hair .

They ate steak pudding with exceptional appetite and, when everything was cleared away, Melanie ran upstairs to comb her hair .

He leaned over to comb his hair in the rearview mirror before he got out of the car.

Never before have we been so potent, not even in New York when we were combing nurses out of our hair .

curl

When she came down again it was ten o'clock and she had been curling her hair .

He curled my hair for me.

Beauty salons crimp and curl shining hair with a fall like silk into shapeless frizz.

You aren't allowed things such as curling irons and hair dryers.

She can't still be curling her hair .

He was tall and thin but his most striking feature was his long, softly curling brown hair .

I washed and curled her hair and she wore a lovely pink bodice to go home in.

She looked different since Lily had stopped curling her hair .

let

She would let me brush her hair some days.

She was letting her dark brown hair grow long again.

In the second half Complicite let their hair down in their own inimitable way.

Might have skipped rope with her, or let her braid my hair , or told her my dreams!

But Coffin no longer disliked this; he might let his own hair lengthen.

Out in the pasture, the princess let her hair down.

He liked this: what his pub was all about, for people to let their hair down.

He would wear old woolen jackets and patched pants and let his hair grow and protest nuclear power.

lose

She had lost her hair , probably the after-effects of chemotherapy.

Surgeons removed her right leg above the knee and she lost her hair through radiotherapy.

It was as if by deciding to lose my hair , I'd stopped the cancer from taking it against my will.

There were mild abrasions and some lost hair , Walter said.

He was losing his hair a little.

pull

My eyes feel all hot and my head's prickly like some one's pulled my hair .

Margarett had pulled back her hair rather severely and parted it on the side.

Taking small sections of hair at a time, pull your hair over the Flexi Comb and tuck under the edge.

The change was noted immediately, and my heavens, what a great gnashing of teeth and pulling of hair .

He pulled and her hair flew out over her winter coat.

Tonya is pulling her hair back into a ponytail.

The lean wind grips him, twisting and pulling his hair .

During the day, I pulled my hair back into a knot that reminded me that I was married.

ruffle

The wind ruffled his greying hair .

A strong breeze ruffled Crossley's hair and made him shiver.

They kissed Guks and ruffled his hair .

I had seen her ruffle his hair as though he were a little boy.

Nicholas leant down and ruffled his cold hair .

Still she felt that breeze ruffling her hair , biting at her nose.

I don't want to ruffle my hair .

smooth

Then, with a single gesture, the three waiting figures smoothed back their hair and advanced warily to meet him.

Springing up, she smoothed back her tousled hair and hurriedly unbolted the door to Bethany smiling at her.

He held her close, smoothing back her hair , his big hands so gentle.

He would remember smoothing back her hair .

She smoothed the hair back from the dead face.

Dare she touch her forehead? Smooth her hair ?

To create this graceful and sophisticated look, Michael used Salon Formula Mousse to smooth hair into a perfect conical shape.

She smooths down her hair , tipping the beret back to its original angle.

stroke

He stroked her fair hair before taking it.

Absently, she stroked his hair .

That hot mouth moved over her hot, shivering skin, inciting fierce moans of desire as she stroked his dark hair .

She stroked his hair tenuously, as if afraid of being told not to.

That night her father sat on the edge of her bed and stroked her hair , as if she were still a little girl.

She held me tenderly and stroked my hair , and said nothing until I was calm again.

Late one night I stirred from a deep sleep to find Dad sitting beside my bed, gently stroking my hair .

tear

Its usual reaction when abused by an attacker is to tear out its own hair rather than attempt to bite.

The first to rise asks Lisa how she finds comfort in cutting herself and tearing out her hair .

And here is the Duchess of Alba, tearing at her hair in a rage over some trifling remark.

Granny Weatherwax lay in it, her dress torn , her hair uncoiling from its rock-hard bun.

Her clothes were torn , and her hair was a mess, but there was no damage.

Anyone else would be tearing his hair out, confronted by a pack of jabbering foreigners, but does Feargal?

Surely it can only harvest a crop of bald heads as human beings tear out their hair over it?

toss

When she tossed her head her hair fell around her shoulders and upper arms in a lovely auburn cascade.

Jazz tossed his hair back for the first time to take in what was going on.

I tossed my hair and glided on to the stage.

Automatically, she tossed back her hair and smiled.

She tossed her short black hair .

She sat down at the table for two Roman had selected, and tossed her hair back from her face.

wash

I wash my hair and leave it to dry naturally.

Last night she had washed her hair in the metal tub, and today it shone.

We had to wash our own hair and mend our own clothes.

I took a shower and washed my hair with his yucca blossom shampoo.

Anne stayed at home for a week, saw nobody, and washed her hair every day.

There was no indoor plumbing, so I had to wash my hair by a community well.

She had bathed and washed her hair during the evening before her admission to hospital.

I ask Doi-san if I may wash her hair but she refuses.

wear

Melanie started wearing her hair in stiff plaits, in the manner of a squaw.

The men wear their hair to the shoulders and women dress in tunics.

I wear my hair long and I comb it forward to hide as much as possible of my face.

He took his key from the floor clerk, who wore her hair in braids.

The victim has been scalped and the priest wears the hair .

She wears her henna-ed hair chopped short, someplace be-tween punk and tomboy.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

be tearing your hair out

Anyone else would be tearing his hair out, confronted by a pack of jabbering foreigners, but does Feargal?

crop of dark hair/blonde curls etc

do your/sb's hair/nails/make-up etc

I paint her face and do her hair.

I said, I did , I was approached about who does your hair?

It's to do with the hair.

Now, do you want me to do your make-up, or not?

One test of our response to the change made by age is what we decide to do about grey hair.

She said that the day of the wedding, she should do my hair first.

The working class adolescent of the 60s had quite a job deciding what to do with his hair.

dry mouth/skin/lips/hair etc

Finesse's hairspray formulations are non-sticky, and yet give perfect control when applied to dry hair.

For 24 hours a day, the irritation caused by severely dry skin verges on torture.

In places the green is so thick on the page that it develops a gloss like the dried skin of oil paint.

Just as you care for dry skin on the face, the scalp needs a soothing touch ... gentle cleansing and moisturising.

Make sure you use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner for dry hair.

Simply spray Hot Shapes on to clean, dry hair before setting to get instant hold with a glossy finish.

Specific questioning showed symptoms of dry eyes and dry mouth.

There may be a dry burning sensation; a dry mouth, ropy mucus, mouth ulcers.

flyaway hair

Cream Silk Hot Oil Therapy is a deep conditioner, developed to add strength and body to fine, flyaway hair.

have a good/fine/thick etc head of hair

have your hair cut/your house painted etc

keep your hair/shirt on!

let your hair down

Among the many booksellers and publishers whom I spotted letting their hair down on the dance floor was independent publisher Christopher Hurst.

He liked this: what his pub was all about, for people to let their hair down.

In the second half Complicite let their hair down in their own inimitable way.

Man's got ta let his hair down.

Out in the pasture, the princess let her hair down.

This was the day our friends let their hair down and spoke with amazing frankness.

We know when we can afford to let our hair down and when we can't.

not see hide nor hair of sb

I haven't seen hide nor hair of him in months.

shock of hair

He moved, and his shock of hair caught the sun as he raked a hand through it.

split hairs

Batard is a little sweeter than Chevalier but perhaps that's splitting hairs; both these wines are excellent.

Let's stop splitting hairs and get back to the main issue.

But I don't want to split hairs.

toss your head/hair

The girl tossed her hair and twisted in her chair.

And the mare, as if finally understanding, begins to strain, tosses her head wildly, pulls at the reins.

His horse snorted, tossing its head so that foam flew in dark patches on the ground.

I tossed my hair and glided on to the stage.

Karen tossed her head back, sending her hair over her left shoulder.

The animal plunged to a halt, snorting and tossing its head nervously as water sprayed into the air around them.

The Lieutenant's horse was tossing its head, snorting, raising its bright hooves high as it trampled the crop.

Then the fox tossed his head and gulped down the Gingerbread Man.

Two goats will circle head to tail in a display of strength, tossing their heads and posturing and grunting at each other.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a small boy with blond hair and blue eyes

Brandi has nice long hair .

pubic hair

The couch is covered in cat hair .

Yuck! There's a hair in my sandwich.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

He scratched a bite on his arm and the little hairs bristled.

He was in a cheerful mood, in spite of his severe look, his scraped-back hair , conservative clothes and businesslike glasses.

His hair was dishevelled, his beard had grown around his neck as if he had spent the past four months away from civilisation.

Let him see the hand go through the hair , as if combing the wetness out.

Pride, all in her hair .

She ran her hand approvingly through her wavy auburn hair .

The Trinity House records of the time describe him as 5 feet 8 inches tall, with black hair and dark complexion.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.