1. [ noun ] a flat device with narrow pointed teeth on one edge; disentangles or arranges hair
Related terms: device pocketcomb fine-toothed_comb hatchel fine-tooth_comb tooth
2. [ noun ] (zoology) the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds
Synonyms: coxcomb cockscomb
Related terms: crest gallinaceous_bird
3. [ verb ] search thoroughly
Synonyms: ransack

"They combed the area for the missing child"

Related terms: search ransacking
4. [ verb ] smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb
Synonyms: disentangle comb_out

"comb your hair before dinner" "comb the wool"

Related terms: groom slick tease unsnarling
5. [ verb ] straighten with a comb

"comb your hair" "comb the wool"

Related terms: straighten heckle
6. [ noun ] any of several tools for straightening fibers
Related terms: tool currycomb tooth
7. [ noun ] (zoology) a fleshy and deeply serrated outgrowth atop the heads of certain birds especially domestic fowl
Related terms: caruncle cock turkey_cock
8. [ noun ] (zoology) ciliated comb-like swimming plate of a ctenophore
Related terms: plate ctenophore
9. [ noun ] the act of drawing a comb through hair
Synonyms: combing

"his hair needed a comb"

Related terms: hair_care comb-out
Similar spelling:   combo