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Definition 1: the act of drawing a comb through hair - [noun denoting act]

Samples where comb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his hair needed a comb

Synonyms for comb in the sense of this definition

(comb is a kind of ...) care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hair

(... is a kind of comb ) the act of removing tangles from you hair with a comb

Definition 2: ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore - [noun denoting animal]

(comb is a kind of ...) any flat platelike body structure or part

(... is part of comb) biradially symmetrical hermaphroditic solitary marine animals resembling jellyfishes having for locomotion eight rows of cilia arranged like teeth in a comb

Definition 3: the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for comb in the sense of this definition

(comb is a kind of ...) a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal

(... is part of comb) heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds

Definition 4: a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair - [noun denoting artifact]

(comb is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of comb ) a square comb with rows of small teeth; used to curry horses

(... is a kind of comb ) a comb with teeth set close together

(... is a kind of comb ) a small comb suitable for carrying in a pocket

(comb is a part of ...) something resembling the tooth of an animal

Definition 5: any of several tools for straightening fibers - [noun denoting artifact]

(comb is a kind of ...) an implement used in the practice of a vocation

(... is a kind of comb ) a comb for separating flax fibers

(comb is a part of ...) something resembling the tooth of an animal

Definition 6: smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb - [verb of body]

Samples where comb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • comb your hair before dinner
  • comb the wool

Synonyms for comb in the sense of this definition

(comb is a kind of ...) care for one's external appearance

"He is always well-groomed"

(... is a kind of comb ) give a smooth and glossy appearance

"slick one's hair"

(... is a kind of comb ) ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect

Definition 7: search thoroughly - [verb of contact]

Samples where comb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They combed the area for the missing child

Synonyms for comb in the sense of this definition

(comb is a kind of ...) subject to a search

"The police searched the suspect" "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"

Definition 8: straighten with a comb - [verb of contact]

Samples where comb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • comb your hair

(comb is a kind of ...) make straight

(... is a kind of comb ) comb (hair) into a roach

(... is a kind of comb ) clean (a horse) with a currycomb

(... is a kind of comb ) comb with a heckle

"heckle hemp or flax"

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