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English Dictionary: baldness by the DICT Development Group
3 results for baldness
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the condition of having no hair on the top of the head
    Synonym(s): baldness, phalacrosis
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Baldness \Bald"ness\, n.
      The state or condition of being bald; as, baldness of the
      head; baldness of style.
               This gives to their syntax a peculiar character of
               simplicity and baldness.                        --W. D.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary [easton]:
      from natural causes was uncommon (2 Kings 2:23; Isa. 3:24). It
      was included apparently under "scab" and "scurf," which
      disqualified for the priesthood (Lev. 21:20). The Egyptians were
      rarely subject to it. This probably arose from their custom of
      constantly shaving the head, only allowing the hair to grow as a
      sign of mourning. With the Jews artificial baldness was a sign
      of mourning (Isa. 22:12; Jer. 7:29; 16:6); it also marked the
      conclusion of a Nazarite's vow (Acts 18:18; 21:24; Num. 6:9). It
      is often alluded to (Micah 1:16; Amos 8:10; Jer. 47:5). The Jews
      were forbidden to follow the customs of surrounding nations in
      making themselves bald (Deut. 14:1).
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