hairline


hairline
hairline [her′līn΄]
n.
1. Historical a line, cord, etc. made of hair
2. a very thin line
3.
a) a very thin stripe
b) cloth patterned with such stripes
4. a very narrow margin or degree of difference
5. the outline of the hair on the head, esp. of the hair above the forehead
6. Printing a very thin stroke on a typeface or impression: see TYPE
adj.
of or characterized by a tiny crack or small difference

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  • hairline — n. 1. a very thin line. [WordNet 1.5] 2. the natural margin formed by hair on the head, especially the edge of growth of hair on the forehead; as, a receding hairline. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hairline — ► NOUN 1) the edge of a person s hair. 2) (before another noun ) very thin or fine: a hairline fracture …   English terms dictionary

  • Hairline —   [engl.], Haarlinie …   Universal-Lexikon

  • hairline — (n.) cord made of hair, 1731, from HAIR (Cf. hair) + LINE (Cf. line). Meaning a very fine line is from 1846. As the outline of the hair on top of the head, by 1903. As an adjective, of cracks, etc., by 1923 …   Etymology dictionary

  • hairline — [[t]he͟ə(r)laɪn[/t]] hairlines 1) N COUNT: usu sing, oft poss N Your hairline is the edge of the area where your hair grows on your head. Joanne had a small dark birthmark near her hairline... His hairline had receded slightly over the years. 2)… …   English dictionary

  • hairline — I UK [ˈheə(r)ˌlaɪn] / US [ˈherˌlaɪn] noun [countable] Word forms hairline : singular hairline plural hairlines the line at the top of your forehead where your hair begins a receding hairline (= higher than it used to be, because some hair has… …   English dictionary

  • hairline — hair|line1 [ her,laın ] noun count the line at the top of your forehead where your hair begins: a receding hairline (=higher than it used to be, because some hair has fallen out): treatment for men with receding hairlines hairline hair|line 2 [… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hairline — hair|line [ˈheəlaın US ˈher ] n 1.) the line around your head, especially at the front, where your hair starts growing ▪ He had put on weight, and his hairline was beginning to recede. 2.) a hairline crack/fracture a very thin crack ▪ a hairline… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hairline — noun (C) 1 the line around your head, especially at the front, where your hair starts growing: a receding hairline 2 a hairline crack/fracture a very thin crack: a hairline fracture in a bone …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hairline — noun Date: 1846 1. a very slender line: as a. a tiny line or crack on a surface < a hairline bone fracture > b. a fine line connecting thicker strokes in a printed letter 2. hairbreadth 3. a. a textile design consisting of lengthwise or crosswise …   New Collegiate Dictionary