|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|
|Related terms:||crest gallinaceous_bird|
|3.||[ verb ] search thoroughly|
"They combed the area for the missing child"
|Related terms:||search ransacking|
|4.||[ verb ] smoothen and neaten with or as with a comb|
"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|
"his hair needed a comb"
|Related terms:||hair_care comb-out|