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coif·fure

 (kwä-fyo͝or′)
n.
A hairstyle.
tr.v. coif·fured, coif·fur·ing, coif·fures
To arrange or dress (hair).

[French, from coiffer, to coif; see coiffeur.]

coiffure

(kwɑːˈfjʊə; French kwafyr)
n
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a hairstyle
2. (Clothing & Fashion) an obsolete word for headdress
vb
(Hairdressing & Grooming) (tr) to dress or arrange (the hair)

coif•fure

(kwɑˈfyʊər)

n., pl. -fures, n.
1. a style of arranging the hair.
v.t.
2. to arrange (hair) in a coiffure.
[1625–35; < French coiffer to dress the hair (see coif1)]
coif•fur′ist, n.
coif, coiffure, coiffeur - Coif, coiffure, and coiffeur (hairdo, hairstyle) derive from Latin cofia, "helmet."
See also related terms for helmet.

coiffure


Past participle: coiffured
Gerund: coiffuring

Imperative
coiffure
coiffure
Present
I coiffure
you coiffure
he/she/it coiffures
we coiffure
you coiffure
they coiffure
Preterite
I coiffured
you coiffured
he/she/it coiffured
we coiffured
you coiffured
they coiffured
Present Continuous
I am coiffuring
you are coiffuring
he/she/it is coiffuring
we are coiffuring
you are coiffuring
they are coiffuring
Present Perfect
I have coiffured
you have coiffured
he/she/it has coiffured
we have coiffured
you have coiffured
they have coiffured
Past Continuous
I was coiffuring
you were coiffuring
he/she/it was coiffuring
we were coiffuring
you were coiffuring
they were coiffuring
Past Perfect
I had coiffured
you had coiffured
he/she/it had coiffured
we had coiffured
you had coiffured
they had coiffured
Future
I will coiffure
you will coiffure
he/she/it will coiffure
we will coiffure
you will coiffure
they will coiffure
Future Perfect
I will have coiffured
you will have coiffured
he/she/it will have coiffured
we will have coiffured
you will have coiffured
they will have coiffured
Future Continuous
I will be coiffuring
you will be coiffuring
he/she/it will be coiffuring
we will be coiffuring
you will be coiffuring
they will be coiffuring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been coiffuring
you have been coiffuring
he/she/it has been coiffuring
we have been coiffuring
you have been coiffuring
they have been coiffuring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been coiffuring
you will have been coiffuring
he/she/it will have been coiffuring
we will have been coiffuring
you will have been coiffuring
they will have been coiffuring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been coiffuring
you had been coiffuring
he/she/it had been coiffuring
we had been coiffuring
you had been coiffuring
they had been coiffuring
Conditional
I would coiffure
you would coiffure
he/she/it would coiffure
we would coiffure
you would coiffure
they would coiffure
Past Conditional
I would have coiffured
you would have coiffured
he/she/it would have coiffured
we would have coiffured
you would have coiffured
they would have coiffured

coiffure

A hairstyle, especially an elaborate one.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coiffure - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)coiffure - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
rat - a pad (usually made of hair) worn as part of a woman's coiffure
hair - a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
beehive - a hairdo resembling a beehive
bouffant - a woman's hairstyle in which the hair gives a puffy appearance
haircut - the style in which hair has been cut
lock, ringlet, whorl, curl - a strand or cluster of hair
Afro, Afro hairdo - a rounded thickly curled hairdo
bang, fringe - a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead
bob - a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around
wave - a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair
braid, plait, tress, twist - a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
chignon - a roll of hair worn at the nape of the neck
marcel - a hairdo characterized by deep regular waves that are made by a heated curling iron
pageboy - a smooth hair style with the ends of the hair curled inward
pompadour - a hair style in which the front hair is swept up from the forehead
ponytail - a hair style that draws the hair back so that it hangs down in back of the head like a pony's tail
roach - a roll of hair brushed back from the forehead
scalp lock - a long tuft of hair left on top of the shaven head
thatch - hair resembling thatched roofing material
Verb1.coiffure - arrange attractivelycoiffure - arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"
bob - cut hair in the style of a bob; "Bernice bobs her hair these days!"
wave - set waves in; "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"
neaten, groom - care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed"
groom, curry, dress - give a neat appearance to; "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses"
Translations
účes
coiffurefrisure
hárgreiîsla
šukuosena
frizūra

coiffure

[kwɒˈfjʊəʳ] Npeinado m

coiffure

[kwɑːˈfjʊər] ncoiffure f

coiffure

nHaartracht f, → Coiffure f (geh)

coiffure

(kwaˈfjuə) noun
a hairstyle. an elaborate coiffure.
References in classic literature ?
She listened to college stories with deep interest, caressed pointers and poodles without a murmur, agreed heartily that "Tom Brown was a brick," regardless of the improper form of praise, and when one lad proposed a visit to his turtle tank, she went with an alacrity which caused Mamma to smile upon her, as that motherly lady settled the cap which was left in a ruinous condition by filial hugs, bearlike but affectionate, and dearer to her than the most faultless coiffure from the hands of an inspired Frenchwoman.
It is true that her light-brown hair was cropped behind like a boy's, and was dressed in front in a number of flat rings, that lay quite away from her face; but there was no sort of coiffure that could make Miss Nancy's cheek and neck look otherwise than pretty; and when at last she stood complete in her silvery twilled silk, her lace tucker, her coral necklace, and coral ear-drops, the Miss Gunns could see nothing to criticise except her hands, which bore the traces of butter-making, cheese-crushing, and even still coarser work.
Whoever would learn the utmost that may be done with copper hairs of Titian red, must study the fantastic coiffure of a telephone Switchboard.
Her face was oval and beautiful in the extreme, her every feature was finely chiseled and exquisite, her eyes large and lustrous and her head surmounted by a mass of coal black, waving hair, caught loosely into a strange yet becoming coiffure.
But listless as he lounges there, rather baffled on the aesthetic question, and guilty of the damning fault (as we have lately discovered it to be) of confounding the merit of the artist with that of his work (for he admires the squinting Madonna of the young lady with the boyish coiffure, because he thinks the young lady herself uncommonly taking), he is a sufficiently promising acquaintance.
Then she put upon her the white frock that Tess had worn at the club-walking, the airy fulness of which, supplementing her enlarged COIFFURE, imparted to her developing figure an amplitude which belied her age, and might cause her to be estimated as a woman when she was not much more than a child.
Didn't I tell you," she went on, turning reproachfully to Mademoiselle Bourienne, "Mary's is a face which such a coiffure does not suit in the least.
Meanwhile the indefiniteness remains, and the limits of variation are really much wider than any one would imagine from the sameness of women's coiffure and the favorite love-stories in prose and verse.
In another half hour her hair was dried and built into the strange, but becoming, coiffure of her station; her leathern trappings, encrusted with gold and jewels, had been adjusted to her figure and she was ready to mingle with the guests that had been bidden to the midday function at the palace of The Warlord.
You know I don't appreciate a stylish coiffure as I ought, so I like your hair in the old way best.
It was the figure of the wailer whom he had come to still, the figure of a young woman with a wooden skewer through the split septum of her nose, with a heavy metal ornament depending from her lower lip, which it had dragged down to hideous and repulsive deformity, with strange tattooing upon forehead, cheeks, and breasts, and a wonderful coiffure built up with mud and wire.
Although her dress, her coiffure, and all the preparations for the ball had cost Kitty great trouble and consideration, at this moment she walked into the ballroom in her elaborate tulle dress over a pink slip as easily and simply as though all the rosettes and lace, all the minute details of her attire, had not cost her or her family a moment's attention, as though she had been born in that tulle and lace, with her hair done up high on her head, and a rose and two leaves on the top of it.