Definition of Comb

1. Noun. A flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair.

Specialized synonyms: Currycomb, Fine-tooth Comb, Fine-toothed Comb, Pocket Comb, Pocketcomb
Generic synonyms: Device
Terms within: Tooth

2. Verb. Straighten with a comb. "They comb their hair "; "Comb your hair"
Specialized synonyms: Roach, Currycomb, Hackle, Hatchel, Heckle
Generic synonyms: Straighten, Straighten Out
Derivative terms: Combing

3. Noun. The fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds.
Exact synonyms: Cockscomb, Coxcomb
Generic synonyms: Crest
Group relationships: Gallinacean, Gallinaceous Bird

4. Verb. Search thoroughly. "The customs agents comb the bags for drugs "; "They combed the area for the missing child"
Exact synonyms: Ransack
Generic synonyms: Search
Derivative terms: Ransacking

5. Noun. Any of several tools for straightening fibers.
Specialized synonyms: Hatchel, Heckle
Generic synonyms: Tool
Terms within: Tooth

6. Verb. Smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb. "They comb their hair "; "Comb the wool"
Exact synonyms: Comb Out, Disentangle
Specialized synonyms: Sleek Down, Slick, Slick Down, Fluff, Tease
Generic synonyms: Groom, Neaten
Derivative terms: Combing, Comb-out, Disentanglement

7. Noun. Ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore.
Group relationships: Comb Jelly, Ctenophore
Generic synonyms: Plate

8. Noun. The act of drawing a comb through hair. "His hair needed a comb"
Exact synonyms: Combing
Specialized synonyms: Comb-out, Teasing
Generic synonyms: Hair Care, Haircare, Hairdressing

Definition of Comb

1. n. An instrument with teeth, for straightening, cleansing, and adjusting the hair, or for keeping it in place.

2. v. t. To disentangle, cleanse, or adjust, with a comb; to lay smooth and straight with, or as with, a comb; as, to comb hair or wool. See under Combing.

3. v. i. To roll over, as the top or crest of a wave; to break with a white foam, as waves.

4. n. That unwatered portion of a valley which forms its continuation beyond and above the most elevated spring that issues into it.

5. n. A dry measure. See Coomb.

Definition of Comb

1. Noun. A toothed implement for grooming the hair. ¹

2. Noun. A machine used in separating choice cotton fibers from worsted cloth fibers. ¹

3. Noun. A fleshy growth on the top of the head of some birds and reptiles; crest. ¹

4. Noun. A structure of hexagon cells made by bees for storing honey; honeycomb. ¹

5. Noun. An old English measure of corn equal to the half quarter. ¹

6. Noun. The top part of a gun’s stock. ¹

7. Noun. the toothed plate at the top and bottom of an escalator that prevents objects getting trapped between the moving stairs and fixed landings. ¹

8. Noun. (music) the main body of a harmonica containing the air chambers and to which the reed plates are attached. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive especially of hair or fur) To groom with a toothed implement; chiefly with a comb. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To separate choice cotton fibers from worsted cloth fibers. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To search thoroughly as if raking over an area with a comb. ¹

12. Noun. (context: abbreviation) Combination. ¹

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Definition of Comb

1. to arrange or clean with a comb (a toothed instrument) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Comb

comb (current term)
comb-footed spider
comb-growth test
comb ceramic
comb jellies
comb jelly
comb out
comb over
comb plate

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