from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The outline of the growth of hair on the head, especially across the upper forehead and temples.
  • n. A very slender line.
  • n. Printing A very fine line on a typeface.
  • n. Printing A style of type using such lines.
  • n. A textile design having thin, threadlike stripes.
  • n. A fabric, usually a worsted, with such stripes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the line along one's forehead where hair starts growing.
  • n. the thinnest line that can be drawn using some graphics software
  • adj. very thin, as thin as a hair

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a line made of hair; a very slender line.
  • n. a very thin line.
  • n. the natural margin formed by hair on the head, especially the edge of growth of hair on the forehead.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A very slender line made in writing or drawing; a hair-stroke.
  • n. In printing, a very thin line on a type; also, a style of type consisting entirely of thin lines.
  • n. Same as hair-cord.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a very thin line
  • n. the natural margin formed by hair on the head


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