Hail-fellow to Half-blooded
(Hail"-fel`low) n. An intimate companion.
Hail-fellow well met.Lyly.
(Hailse) v. t. [OE. hailsen, Icel. heilsa. Cf. Hail to call to.] To greet; to salute. [Obs.] P.
(Hail"shot`) n. pl. Small shot which scatter like hailstones. [Obs.] Hayward.
(Hail"stone`) n. A single particle of ice falling from a cloud; a frozen raindrop; a pellet of hail.
(Hail"storm`) n. A storm accompanied with hail; a shower of hail.
(Hail"y) a. Of hail. "Haily showers." Pope.
(Hain) v. t. [Cf. Sw. hägn hedge, inclosure, Dan. hegn hedge, fence. See Hedge.] To inclose
for mowing; to set aside for grass. "A ground . . . hained in." Holland.
(Hain't) A contraction of have not or has not; as, I hain't, he hain't, we hain't. [Colloq. or illiterate
speech.] [Written also han't.]
(Hair) n. [OE. her, heer, hær, AS. h&aemacrr; akin to OFries. her, D. & G. haar, OHG. & Icel.
har, Dan. haar, Sw. hår; cf. Lith. kasa.]
1. The collection or mass of filaments growing from the skin of an animal, and forming a covering for a
part of the head or for any part or the whole of the body.
2. One the above-mentioned filaments, consisting, in vertebrate animals, of a long, tubular part which is
free and flexible, and a bulbous root imbedded in the skin.
Then read he me how Sampson lost his hairs.Chaucer.
And draweth new delights with hoary hairs.Spenser.
3. Hair (human or animal) used for various purposes; as, hair for stuffing cushions.
4. (Zoöl.) A slender outgrowth from the chitinous cuticle of insects, spiders, crustaceans, and other
invertebrates. Such hairs are totally unlike those of vertebrates in structure, composition, and mode of
5. (Bot.) An outgrowth of the epidermis, consisting of one or of several cells, whether pointed, hooked,
knobbed, or stellated. Internal hairs occur in the flower stalk of the yellow frog lily
6. A spring device used in a hair-trigger firearm.
7. A haircloth. [Obs.] Chaucer.
8. Any very small distance, or degree; a hairbreadth.
Hairs is often used adjectively or in combination; as, hairbrush or hair brush, hair dye, hair oil, hairpin,
hair powder, a brush, a dye, etc., for the hair.
Against the hair, in a rough and disagreeable manner; against the grain. [Obs.] "You go against the
hair of your professions." Shak. Hair bracket (Ship Carp.), a molding which comes in at the back
of, or runs aft from, the figurehead. Hair cells (Anat.), cells with hairlike processes in the sensory
epithelium of certain parts of the internal ear. Hair compass, Hair divider, a compass or divider
capable of delicate adjustment by means of a screw. Hair glove, a glove of horsehair for rubbing